Case Study Projects in an Undergraduate Process Control Course
During the last half of a process control course, students work in three-person teams on a multivariable control project selected from a choice of five processes. Each project is advised by a different member of an instructional team and includes many phases associated with a typical control design project. Students experiment with, and control, a process that is "masked" in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. This approach provides a sense of an industrial control problem, including working in a project team environment with a project advisor.