Students

Controls, Mechatronics & Robotics curriculum

Courses

Mechatronics, Controls and Robotics

Quarter Course Cr. Title
Autumn ME 547 4 Linear Systems Theory
Autumn (odd) ME 550 3 Nonlinear Optimal Control
Autumn ME 599 3 Biology-Inspired Robot Control [Course website]
Winter ME 548 3 Linear Multivariable Control
Winter ME 578 4 Convex Optimization
Spring ME 549 3 Estimation and System Identification
Spring ME 581 3 Digital Control
Spring (even) ME 585 3 System Identification and Adaptive Control
Spring (even) ME 593 3 Feedforward Control
Spring (odd) ME 594 3 Robust Control
Spring (even) ME 597 3 Networked Dynamic Systems

Dynamics

Quarter Course Cr. Title
Autumn ME 588 3 Dynamics and Vibrations
Autumn AA 571 3 Principles of Dynamics I
Winter (even) ME 589 3 Vibrations

Flight controls

Quarter Course Cr. Title
Autumn AA 516 3 Stability and Control of Flight Vehicles
Winter (odd) AA 528 3 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Spring (odd) AA 518 3 Automatic Control of Flight Vehicles

Undergraduate courses

Quarter Course Cr. Title
Autumn ME 469 4 Dynamics
Autumn ME 471 4 Automatic Control
Autumn ME 473 4 Instrumentation
Winter ME 477 4 Embedded Computing
Winter Phys 334 3 Electric Circuits Laboratory I
Spring Phys 335 3 Electric Circuits Laboratory II

Recommended curriculum

MS students, even start year

Autumn (even) Winter (odd) Spring (odd) Autumn (odd) Winter (even) Spring (even)
ME 564 ME 565 ME 549 ME 550 ME 589 ME 593
ME 510 1 ME 548 ME 583 ME 588 ME 477 ME 582
ME 547          

MS students, odd start year

Autumn (odd) Winter (even) Spring (even) Autumn (even) Winter (odd) Spring (odd)
ME 564 ME 565 ME 549 ME 588 ME 543 ME 583
ME 510 1 ME 548 ME 593 ME 473 ME 477 ME 594
ME 547          

1 If controls background is not strong, take ME471 instead of ME510 in first year.

Consider taking ME 520 Seminar or research credits (as needed).

PhD students, even start year

Autumn (even) Winter (odd) Spring (odd) Autumn (odd) Winter (even) Spring (even)
ME 520 ME 520 ME 520 ME 520 ME 520 ME 520
ME 564 ME 565 ME 583 ME 510   ME 593
ME 547 ME 548   ME 588    

PhD students, odd start year

Autumn (odd) Winter (even) Spring (even) Autumn (even) Winter (odd) Spring (odd)
ME 520 ME 520 ME 520 ME 520 ME 520 ME 520
ME 564 ME 565 ME 593 ME 510   ME 583
ME 547 ME 548   ME 588    

Consider taking research credits (as needed) early on and taking no more than 2 courses (+ seminar) each quarter. If your controls/dynamics background is not strong, take ME 471/ME 469 in your first year to help with the qualifying exam.