This module can only be taken as part of the Vehicle and Weapon Engineering MSc (USA).

The use of Matlab and Simulink is wide spread in the defence industry and this module gives a solid foundation to their use for engineering problems.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 09 - 13 Jun 2025
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationExternal

Course structure

This is a five day course taught by a mix of lecture and computer practicals.

What you will learn

On completion of course you will be able to:

  • recognise the implications of the assumptions made in forming a model of an engineering system,
  • perform modelling and simulation studies using Matlab and Simulink,
  • judge the results of a simulation as to whether they and the model used are useful in relation to experimental results or engineering experience,
  • demonstrate an understanding of control systems and how they may be modelled and designed.

Core content

  • application of Newton’s Laws of Motion to the modelling of dynamics systems and the formation of transfer function and state space models,
  • dynamic response, effect of damping, natural frequency and time constant in both the time and frequency domains,
  • concepts of control, block and simulation diagrams, introduction to control system design and performance specification,
  • introduction to Matlab and Simulink for simulating dynamic systems encountered in defence.

Who should attend

For this course you should be a young engineer who is starting a career in the defence industry and will be using Matlab and Simulink. An appropriate degree in engineering or science, or relevant experience, is required.


  • Dr Thiru Thirulogasingram

Location and travel

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