• We will be using MATLAB throughout roughly half of the course.  If you haven’t already been exposed to MATLAB prior to this course, please view the following link for an elementary introduction to the software:

Matlab Intro

  • The following link explains the need for a deeper understanding of MATLAB in the engineering field:–1487091320851.html

  • Another Step by Step Interactive Guide to Learning Basic MATLAB exercises is at the following link:

  • An Interactive Guide for Learning Complex MATLAB exercises is at the following link:

  • For the purposes of actual Control Systems, we will be using Simulink.  Simulink is a feature of MATLAB.
  • For an example of Simulink output analysis, go to the following links:

  • For an example of how to use Confidence Interval Approach with MATLAB, go to the following link:


  • “Complex” Control Systems:

  • Additional Manufacturing System Examples can be found at the following links:


  • Simulink Subystem Help:

Paste the following into Matlab: “open_system(‘sl_subsys_semantics’);”

  • Student Simulink Design Competition 2019


Matusky, Randy. “MATLAB: An Introductory Course”. OER Commons. Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, 04 Apr. 2014. Web. 12 Aug. 2018. <>.

Authors: M. Wagner (Version 1), J. Manley and W. New (Version 2), A. Siemion (Version 3)  “Introduction to Simulink”. CASPER. <>