General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Fundamentals Of Control Engineering
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Jarosław W. Kłos
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Physics
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 04-E-FCE-15-4L


Module aim (aims)

The course presents the basics of control engineering. The students will master the fundamental knowledge about the formal description of linear dynamical systems (state-space and transfer function representations) and their main characteristics in the time or frequency domain (impulse/step response and Bode characteristics).

The students will work on the selected projects focused on the simulation of the dynamics of physical systems done with the aid of the Matlab-Simulink package and the Matlab ControlSystem Tool Box.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

It is strongly recommended for students to master the following topics from mathematical analysis and theory of electric circuits:

· Boolean logic,

· fundamentals of calculus (derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals ),

· basics of mechanics for translational and rotary motion,

· theory of electric DC and AC circuits.


The course a form of laboratories which will start in April – three meeting 5h each.

Week 1: Dynamical systems

Week 2: State-space representation and transfer function for linear dynamical systems

Week 3: Time and frequency characteristics of linear systems

Reading list

· Control System Engineering, N.S. Nise , Willey&Sons, Inc. (2011)

· Linear Control System Analysis and Design with MATLAB, C.H. Houpis and S.N. Sheldon, CRS Press (2014)