Courses Catalogue

Mechanical Controls

COURSE CODE: MEC3215
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


The course introduces students to fundamentals about analysis of dynamic systems and

design  appropriate  feedback  control.    It  covers  schematics,  electrical  lockout,  energy management, specialized control system functions, and troubleshooting techniques.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To  enables the  students to  understand the  fundamentals of  instrumentation and  control available for monitoring/measuring in domestic/industrial applications.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   Learn the fundamentals of working with schematics for control systems.
  •    Learn how electrical lockout protects mechanical systems at the controls level
  •    Know the importance of commercial and industrial control systems
  •    Describe mechanical control systems which respond to activities in and around a building.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to: 

  •       gain  background  knowledge  necessary  to  develop  an  in-depth  understanding  of control systems and their schematics