IFAC survey asks what should be taught in control courses

Nov. 5, 2019

The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) is conducting a survey asking professionals what should be taught in a control course.

ISA, AlChE, ASME and IEEE are members of the IFAC through their participation in the American Automatic Control Council.

Many ChE, EE, and ME undergraduate engineering programs have one control course, but there is a gap between what industry wants and what academe usually teaches.

Data from the survey will help academe structure a control course to help narrow the gap, IFAC says. The results also will be publicly available and will be used to enhance control education worldwide, it adds.

Take the 10- to 15-minute IFAC Control Education Survey here: http://iolab.sk/ifac/index.php. The survey will close in early spring.