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ELEX 0371 - Control

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This is a refresher course in control systems and it consists of tutorials and examinations to prepare candidates for the National Examinations 98-Elec-A2 Control. This course begins with an introduction to models, transfer functions, poles and zeros and system response. System block diagrams and their manipulations are then covered. First order, second order and higher order systems are then described. Design tools such as the root locus, Bode diagrams, and Nyquist plots are described in detail. The course culminates in coverage of controller design via frequency domain techniques and pole placement.


ELEX 7220





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 66084

Tue Apr 09 - Sat Apr 27 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Apr 27 Sat 09:30 - 12:40 BBY SW01 Rm. 2560
Apr 09 - Apr 27 Tue 18:30 - 21:40 BBY SW01 Rm. 2560


Gino Carrese

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students must be graduates from the BCIT BTech Electronics program. Students may register upon notification from Department, contact Kelly Voros @ 604-451-6892 or for more information. Course will still run over the Easter long weekend (Saturday April 20th). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Two seats remaining as of Mar 22, 2019 3:25 pm PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Manipulate models and transfer functions of dynamic systems.
  • Manipulate block diagrams of dynamic systems.
  • Design pole placement controllers.
  • Draw a root locus.
  • Employ the root locus to design a controller.
  • Interpret the frequency of a system, the Nyquist diagram, and the Bode plot.
  • Design a compensator in the frequency domain.

Effective as of Fall 2006


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