MECH 380

Automatic Control Engineering

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-1.5* -1

Formerly: MECH 435

Modelling dynamic systems (linear systems and feedback control). Transfer function based analysis and design (transfer functions, root-locus, stability, transient responses). Frequency characteristics design methods (frequency responses, stability, gain and phase margins, system compensation). State-space design methods (state transition matrix, state feedback and shaping dynamic responses; linear observers).

* Indicates a 3 hour laboratory taken by students on alternate weeks.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 380, MECH 435.

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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