Course Details

ELE 356 Control Systems Laboratory
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21-28
Supervisor(s):Dr. Derya Altunay
Dr. Hüseyin Demircioğlu
Assistant(s):Şeyma Songül Özdilli
Yasemen İnce Keser

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 24/05/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE354 CONTROL SYSTEMS.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveIntensify the material taught in ELE354 by applications. Investigating open-loop and closed-loop control systems with the help of example systems. Learning about various transducers and their usage in applications.  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will
  2. 1. Understand the design and realization of feedback control systems.
  3. 2. Know and use laboratory techniques, tools, and practices of control engineering.
  4. 3. Specify the control components and assemble a control system experiment.
  5. 4. Report the results of the laboratory work accurately and concisely.
Course ContentInput and output transducers (position, temperature, pressure, flow rate, humidity, speed, acceleration, light level, sound level)
Signal conditioning circuits (comparator, amplifier and converter circuits)
Display devices
Basic on/off control systems
Position control systems
Speed control systems
Temperature control systems
Obtaining frequency responses experimentally
Using computer software in obtaining the time responses of control systems
References[1] Ogata K., Modern Control Engineering, 5/e, Prentice Hall, 2010.
[2] Dorf R.C., and Bishop R.H., Modern Control Systems, 12/e, Prentice Hall, 2011.
[3] Franklin G.F., Powell J.D, and Emami-Naeini A., Feedback Control of Dynamical Systems, 6/e, Prentice Hall, 2010.
[4] Golnaraghi F., and Kuo B.C., Automatic Control Systems, 9/e, John Wiley, 2009.
[5] Nise N.S., Control Systems Engineering, 6/e, John Wiley, 2011.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introducing Control Systems Laboratory to the students.
Week 2Input and output transducers: position, temperature, pressure, flow rate
Week 3Input and output transducers: humidity, speed, acceleration, light level, sound level
Week 4Signal conditioning circuits: comparator, amplifier and converter circuits
Week 5Display devices
Week 6Basic on/off control systems
Week 7Position control systems - Part 1
Week 8Position control systems - Part 2
Week 9Speed control systems - Part 1
Week 10Speed control systems - Part 2
Week 11Temperature control systems - Part 1
Week 12Temperature control systems - Part 2
Week 13Obtaining frequency responses experimentally
Week 14Using computer software in obtaining the time responses of control systems
Week 15Final exam preparation
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 2 28
Laboratory 4 1 4
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)414
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment224
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 12020
Total Workload252660

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.   X 
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.    X 
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.   X 
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.    X
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.  X   
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology. X   
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.X    
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English. X   
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems. X   
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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