Control Engineering A

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Control Engineering A

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1 - 2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2 - 3
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of: Terminology: open and closed loop configurations, block diagrams, dynamic system modelling, transient response, steady state error criterion. System stability: Routh Hurwitz criterion, Root Locus. Frequency response: Nyquist plots, Bode diagrams, Nicholas Charts. Compensation: Lead-lag circuits, minor loops, feed forward and three-term controllers. Sensitivity analysis. Identification techniques.

    24 lectures, tutorials as required, practicals as required, design project

    DP requirements: Completion of course assignments.
    Assessment: Year Mark (10%), June Examination (90%).

    Course Entry Requirements: MAM2084S/F, EEE2035F, EEE2038W, EEE2039W.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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