How Do I Use LabVIEW to Teach Engineering Students?

LabVIEW makes it easy to design engineering systems, convey concepts, and help students focus their time on the theory rather than get bogged down in the low-level implementation.

See What You Can Do With LabVIEW

Proportional integral derivative (PID) is a common algorithm used in control system design and taught in most controls classes. Using PID control is sometimes as much an art as it is a science, so experience is important. However, interfacing with hardware through low-level programming makes getting real-world experience difficult. LabVIEW allows you to connect your transfer function directly to hardware.


Make Students More Successful

LabVIEW provides tight integration with hardware as well as 1,000+ built-in functions for data acquisition and analysis. These features make it quick and straightforward to create real-time systems. This approach helps students focus their time on the task at hand and achieve success in the laboratory.

Convey Theory in an Intuitive Way

To describe a system, most people refer to a diagram that shows process flow with function blocks executing tasks in a certain order. LabVIEW uses a programming paradigm that has this design process so you can code the same way you think—visually.

Create Systems Inside and Outside the Laboratory

The Academic Site License allows students to install LabVIEW on their own computers so they can continue to develop systems outside the lab. Instructors can then make better use of lab time by giving students 24-hour access to NI software.

Ensure Students Graduate With Industry-Standard Tools Experience

LabVIEW is an industry-standard tool for engineering system design in science, medicine, and engineering industries. It is used around the world in cutting-edge applications, including process control and 5G prototyping, to solve the world’s grand engineering challenges.

Become an Expert With NI Training and Certification

NI provides on-demand online training with the Standard Service Program or an Academic Site License. You can use academic discounts to register for live courses to gain hands-on experience designing engineering systems. You can also validate your skills with a professional certification.