Fundamentals of automation and control methods. Modeling of systems and continuous and discrete signals, and the application of these models in control theory.
Systems Theory is the first subject in the curriculum which addresses the scientific and technological techniques, system modeling and control. So can acquire, understand and apply scientific and technological bases of the basic automatic, modeling, simulation and apply to studies of control systems.
The study of the subject allows students to learn the basics of systems theory applied to automatic control, learn about new innovative solutions for application modeling in automation systems, and use this knowledge to improve the production system. Also, addressing the constraints on a foundation of matter, teams and projects will assess the integration of automatic control systems.
Being a course that begins the study of a new technological area "Automation and Control Systems," there are no prerequisites within the control area, but it needs some mathematical and physical fundamentals acquired in some core subjects of degree. Mastery of these fundamentals from the first subjects of the curriculum provides students a better understanding of the methods used and their scientific basis and is very recommended to have acquired other skills in first grade materials. Specifically, based on some fundamentals of complex variables, differential equations, physics, mechanics, electricity and electronics. Without this knowledge base the subject usually has a high level of difficulty the student who first dealt.
It is also desirable to have some basic computer skills for managing a personal computer user level.
Reached the level of knowledge of the matter is medium, so that within the curriculum for specialists in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, the student will find other subjects on this matter that expand knowledge, addressing issues such as feedback control by PID control and other advanced techniques.