ECTS credits: 4
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Introduction to the fundamentals of automatic control systems for the identification, application and maintenance of automatic control systems in motor vehicles.

Course contents:

Automation, control and regulation, application of regulation in the technology of mechatronic systems. Mathematical description of dynamic systems. Analysis of fundamental characteristics of the control loop. Description of automatic control systems, management of motor vehicle or aircraft technical processes, description of elements - dynamic components (microcomputers and PLCs, sensors, actuators, interfaces etc.), analysis and synthesis of a control process, analysis and setting of a controller.


Understanding of the automatic control process and dynamic components of the system. Ability to analyse the features of the automatic control system on the example of motor vehicle devices. Determining system parameters for maintenance purposes.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Describe the properties of an automatic control system. 2. Analyse and categorise the technical processes of motor vehicles and aircraft. 3. Compare and modify dynamic components of the automatic control system. 4. Analyse the stability of the automatic control system by applying analytical and graphical-analytical procedures. 5. Select an appropriate control system in solving less complex problems of aircraft mechatronics. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of motor vehicle maintenance: - Explain the physical parameters of motor vehicle construction. - Explain the working principles for the assemblies and devices in motor vehicles - Analyse the causes and effects of vehicle malfunctions.