This course introduces the students to the fundamental ideas and definitions of control systems, open loop and close loop control systems, transfer functions and transient and steady state responses.  Students will be taught how to obtain mathematical models of actual physical systems such as electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems in the transfer function form. Methods of system representation such as block diagram representation and signal flow graphs will be examined. The students will also be exposed to techniques of analysing control systems performance and stability in time and frequency domains. Finally, an introduction to the design and analysis of control systems using MATLAB will also be given.