ECE Course Outline


Industrial Controls and Manufacturing (3-3-4)

ECE 3085/3550
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.
Groover, Automation, Production Systems, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3rd edition), Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 9780132393218(optional)

Topical Outline
Process Control (5 weeks)
   Introduction to process control
   Feedback control
   Tracking control
   PID control
   Digital controllers
   Adaptive control
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