General information

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)