Course title
Basic Control Engineering

nicodimus retdian
Course description
This lecture provides basic knowledge on control theory for SISO linear system in frequency domain approach (transfer function). Based on Control Engineering I, system stability, controller design (PID controller) and related topics are discussed.
Purpose of class
Topics covers system stability and design of feedback controller (PID controller) as an extension of Introduction to Control Engineering.
Goals and objectives
  1. student can explain intuitive understanding of dynamical system, response of 1st/2nd order transfer functions between time domain and frequency domain
  2. student can derive stability distinction of SISO linear system
  3. student can design PID controller and make its explanation
  4. student can draw block diagram and communicate with it
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. -description of linear system response
-response of 1st order system
dynamics/statics, Laplace transformation, impulse/step response, time constant, gain 200minutes
2. -response of 2nd order system; oscillatory and non-oscillatory solutions) preparation of PPT slides, partial fraction decomposition, Heaviside's theorem 200minutes
3. -system stability-1: 1st/2nd order system case preparation of PPT slides, pole location 200minutes
4. -system stability-2: general case preparation of PPT slides, Hurwitz criterion, determinant of matrics 200minutes
5. -block diagram and transfer function preparation of PPT slides, output for sinusoidal input, rationalization of complex number 200minutes
6. -frequency characteristics-1: definition and physical interpretation preparation of PPT slides, output for sinusoidal input, rationalization of complex number 200minutes
7. -frequency characteristics-2: dB gain and phase shift preparation of PPT slides, amplitude ratio, phase shift, logarithmic function 200minutes
8. -frequency characteristics-3: Bode diagram preparation of PPT slides, vector diagram, MATLAB/Simulink 200minutes
9. -midterm exam
-solution and comment
misunderstanding and pitfall 300minutes
10. -stability of feedback system-1: mechanism of instability and internal stability preparation of PPT slides, closed loop system, instability 100minutes
internal stability
11. -stability of feedback system-2: Nyquist criterion preparation of PPT slides, Nyquist criterion, gain margin, phase margin, rationalization of complex number, MATLAB/Simulink 200minutes
12. -PID controller: physical interpretation and effects preparation of PPT slides, proportional/integral/derivative control, steady state error, time constant 300minutes
13. -internal model principle
-antiwindup strategy
example of internal model principle 200minutes
14. -final exam
-solution and comment
misunderstanding and pitfall 300minutes
Total. - - 3100minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

assignment midterm exam final exam Total.
1. 10% 15% 10% 35%
2. 10% 10% 10% 30%
3. 10% 0% 20% 30%
4. 0% 5% 0% 5%
Total. 30% 30% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
-midterm exam(30%)
-final exam(40%)

Condition of eligible students is:
1) All assignments should be submitted, and
2) Midterm exam has been sat
Note: These conditions are not for credit recognition.

Accreditation criteria is to be able to solve and explain problems in assignments.
Textbooks and reference materials
PPT slides, writing on blackboard
complex plane, differential and integral of elementary functions
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • 13:30-17:00 on Mon.-Wed.
  • students need appointment
    Contact address: nico[at]
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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