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SYSE 580A1 - Control Engineering for Systems Engineers

  • 3 credits

Challenge-driven overview of the diversity of control paradigms for modern, dynamic engineering systems for realizing desired system behaviors.

Course Objectives:
Topics include linear, nonlinear, optimal, robust, decentralized, and hierarchical control methods. Examples from aero-actuation, space, energy, thermal, chemical, and financial systems will be presented.
Successful students will learn to:
• Classify the control frameworks presented in this course
• Select an effective control paradigm for a particular engineering challenge
• Integrate a control system technique into an engineering system model
• Create MATLAB-based code implementations for the primary control methods presented in this course


MATH 229 (Matrices and Linear Equations); CBE 430 (Process Control and Instrumentation) or ECE 411 (Control Systems) or MECH 417 (Control Systems)

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.


Daniel Herber

Dr. Daniel Herber is an assistant professor in the Systems Engineering Department Colorado State University. His primary area of research interest is engineering design, especially formal design methods and design automation for dynamic engineering systems. He has focused on integrated architecture, plant, and control design of dynamic engineering systems. A majority of his research has been concentrated around the development of both the theory and tools needed for rigorous, system-level design utilizing techniques from dynamic system modeling and analysis, optimization, optimal control, combinatorics, and algorithmics.

Daniel received a Ph.D. in Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was advised by James T. Allison. He received a M.S. in Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering in 2014 from the UIUC. He received a B.S. in General Engineering in 2011 from the UIUC. He is a member of the Engineering System Design Lab (ESDL). He has collaborated with the NSF center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS), Deere & Company, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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