Control Engineering (871H1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
This module offers an introduction to control systems, mathematical modelling and system identification, feedback control, and commonly used controllers (i.e. PID control), the study of sensors and actuators and their role in control systems.
It prepares students to use software commonly used for control in industrial applications (Matlab, Simulink, and Labview), and it will use these computational tools in practical applications. Additionally it introduces concepts from control logic and state machines which could be used in future modules or projects.
59%: Practical (Laboratory, Project, Workshop)
30%: Coursework (Project)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: