Industrial Controls and Manufacturing

This course is no longer offered


CMPE Degree: This course is for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Cross-listed courses, Systems and Controls

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Prerequisites: ECE 3085/3550

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Students are introduced to industrial controls and the fundamentals of
manufacturing with hands-on experience based on lab projects using
industry software and hardware for communications and control.
Crosslisted with TFE 4761.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

Process Control (5 weeks) Introduction to process control Feedback control Tracking control PID control Digital controllers Adaptive control Applications Discrete Logic Control (4 weeks) State diagrams Boolean logic Ladder logic diagrams PLC implementation Applications of discrete logic control Fundamentals of Manufacturing (2 and 1/2 weeks) Types of production Production concepts and models Flow line analysis Line balancing Manufacturing Control Systems (2 and 1/2 weeks) Hierarchial control Network communications Production control