Mechanical engineers should have the ability to mathematically model mechanical systems in order to determine their behavior when subjected to real time situations. In this way by the time the physical system is built it has already been tested mathematically. This course has as its prerequisite Dynamic systems engineering. It takes a system as a black box where the student is only concerned with the input to and the output from the box. The course develops the ability of a student to determine the behavior of a system with respect to stability, errors, disturbances and migration of poles and zeros and then design a controller for the overall system to suit the objectives set out prior to design.


  • To develop an understanding of the concept of a control system in engineering
  • To develop the ability to identify components of an engineering control system
  • To develop the ability to analyse the behavior of control systems
  • To develop skills in designing an optimal controller
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MEC3205: Control Systems Engineering DOC PDF PS