Industrial Automation and Control

MET 4420 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Analyzes feedback control systems under both transient and steady-state conditions. Examines utilization of signal flow graphs and Laplace transforms in the formulation of block diagrams and transfer functions for use in control system modeling. Reviews the basic components and performance characteristics and types of feedback control systems—including PC, PIC, PID, and PD controllers—and tuning parameters. Discusses cascade control; ratio, override, and selective control strategies; and control system stability. Introduces basic concepts on programmable logic controllers (PLC) and its associated I/O elements, as well as relay ladder logic (RLL). Presents an overview of common protocols for industrial control systems and process automation.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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