Mechanical & Materials Engineering


MECH350 : Automatic Controls




Course Description

An introduction to the basic principles of modelling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Topics include: modes of control, principles of feedback, Laplace and transfer functions, transient response of first and second order systems, stability criteria, root locus, Bode and frequency response. After completion of this course a student will be able to design a control system by classical techniques and will have an awareness of modern techniques.

PREREQUISITES: MATH224 or MATH225  and MECH328, or ENPH211 and ENPH225

Objectives and Outcomes

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

3 lecture hours + 1 tutorial hour per week + four 2-hour labs. Please refer to SOLUS for times and Locations


Recommended text: Modern Control Engineering (5th ed.) - K. Ogata et al.