This course presents classical automatic control systems theory and design techniques. Topics include second-order response, higher-order response, system stability, pole position and effect on performance, dominant pole approximation, and compensator design. Laboratory exercises reinforce the lecture theory using MATLAB modeling and either analog circuit design or a SIMULINK-driven control system. This website serves as the official syllabus. Instructors may provide a supplemental syllabus to students. Use the links at the top of the page to learn about:


Students enrolled in EE3720 should have successfully passed Dynamic Systems (EE3050). Dynamic Systems is the first course in control system modeling. Important topics covered in this prerequisite class include:

Students that have not successfully completed Dynamic Systems should talk to the instructor as soon as possible about continuing in the course.