Automated Control Systems

ALDAR University College

Automated Control Systems

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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Concentration Overview

This domain of engineering dealt with the concepts used to model and design continuous automatic control systems. Subjects such as computer implementations of graphical analysis, and design techniques are taught. You will get a solid grounding in systems and control engineering that will prepare you for your chosen career. This degree major is a truly interesting combination of theory, practice, and research. Students with gain more experience in learning industrial management techniques to allow you to put your knowledge and experience into practice.


The Evolution of Automation Control Systems

In recent decades, automated control systems have increasingly introduced smarter manufacturing methods, improving the efficiency of industrial processes and productivity, while reducing downtime. Interactive maintenance was mainly replaced by effective maintenance, resulting in less time and money spent on diagnosis, repair, and testing. As of that process, the production process becomes more efficient; businesses are wondering where the next wave of improved productivity will come from. The introduction of technology brings significant considerations, such as how to collect and interpret the data in a secure way. During the period of World War 2, there was a great deal of focus placed on advancements in industrial automation control system – particularly in the production of tanks, warships, and fighter airplanes.

Evidently, the size, capabilities, and complexity of control systems have increased dramatically in recent years. The increasing amount of process and machine data in industrial settings is huge. Scientist expects by 2022, there will be approximately 50 billion “things” connected to the Internet, and an increasing share of these devices will serve as industrial assets.

Concentration Major Objectives

  1. Acknowledge and identify the components of a typical single-input single-output automatic control system.
  2. Distinguish between an open-loop and a closed-loop control system.
  3. Learn how to use analog OP-AMP circuits to scale linear sensor signals.
  4. Effectively handle the Laplace transform to solve first and second-order differential equations.
  5. Devise and
  6. Create analog circuits by the use of (OP) AMP’s which helps understand the control modes function.
  7. Identify and acknowledge the stability situation and status of the analog control system by the use of the transfer function model.
  8. Monitor the stability conditions of an analog control system.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this concentration, students should be able to:

  1. Exhibit an understanding of the fundamentals of how control systems work.
  1. Properly use models of physical systems in forms suitable for use in the analysis and design of control systems.
  3. Express and solve system equations in the state-variable form.
  4. Determine the time and frequency-domain responses of first and second-order systems to step and sinusoidal (and to some extent, ramp) inputs.
  5. Determine the (absolute) stability of a closed-loop control system
  6. Apply the root-locus technique to analyze and design control systems.

Extra Skills Acquired

  1. Acquire enough capability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. Understand moral and professional duties in engineering settings and make a wise decision
  3. Apply new knowledge as required, using appropriate learning strategies.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and a high level of numeracy.
  5. Learn new skills to work with high-level computer technology.

Some of the Major Duties and Responsibilities of Automation Control Engineers

  1. Design, develop, and observe all aspects of electrical control systems.
  2. Develop process control strategies and improve the existing ones.
  3. Offer control system support for large projects.
  4. Make changes in the control systems to improve its performance.
  5. Execute projects as per company standards and given deadlines.

Benefits of Automation & Control Systems

  1. Increase productivity
  2. Assist in ensuring the operation of the equipment with the highest performance
  3. React faster with changes in production
  4. Improve employee productivity
  5. Optimized processes with minimal product contrast
  6. Ability to analyze data for product improvement
  7. Low lead times
  8. Reduced direct human labor costs and expenses

Career Opportunities

  1. Controls Engineer
  2. Senior Engineer
  3. Engineering Manager
  4. Project Engineer
  5. Maintenance Manager
  6. Proto Instrumentation Technician
  7. Senior Design Engineer
  8. Instrumentation Site Engineer
  9. Instrumentation Control System Engineer
  10. Manager & Deputy Manager
  11. Principle Designer


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