The area of automatic control involves the use of procedures and strategies for forcing dynamic systems to behave in a specified fashion. We are all directly engaged in the control of dynamic systems on a continual basis – consciously or otherwise. For example, driving requires control of both direction and speed of an automobile; effective walking and running requires control of direction, speed and balance; our body systems control body parameters such as heart-rate, blood-pressure, temperature etc. with little conscious intervention This course uses what is termed the “classical or frequency domain” approach to control systems design. The techniques borrow heavily from the telecommunications industry of the early 1920’s when engineers like Bode and others developed frequency response methods for solving problems encountered in the design of equalisers and amplifiers for long distance communication over the transatlantic cable. This course emphasises industrial application of theoretical concepts. Students require a good grasp of signals and systems theory as well as mathematics to successfully navigate this course.

Course Code: 
 Level 2
 3 Credits
 Semester 2
 ELNG1101 and MATH1180