Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer-Controlled Systems Certificate

Program: Certificate
School of Polytechnic  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-4127

The student learning outcomes for the certificate are as follows:

  • The fundamental knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to understand and relate scientific principles to applications using current computer controlled devices. 
  • The knowledge and ability to continue learning the principles and applications of future computer controlled devices.

This certificate program provides theory and experiments on computer-controlled system design and implementation. Several methods of computer control including - programmable logic controllers (PLC) or Labview graphical programming, General Purpose Interface Bus control (GPIB, HPIB, or IEEE 488), and microcontroller-based systems - are studied. Highlights of the course sequence include data acquisition using low- and high-level languages, control-variable measurement using sensors, D/A and A/D conversions, ladder diagrams, design of pneumatic and hydraulic-controlled systems, sampling and reconstruction, and comparison of continuous and discrete time-controlled systems, and open- and closed-loop controlled systems.

The School of Polytechnic also offers the Bachelor and Associate of Science with a major in electrical engineering technology, a Bachelor of Science with a major in computer engineering technology (CPET) and a Bachelor of Science with a major in information technology. In addition to the degrees, the department offers a minor in electronics and certificate programs in advanced microprocessors,  electronic communications, and computer networking.


To earn the certificate in computer-controlled systems, you must satisfy the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations ), fulfill all course prerequisites, and satisfactorily complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better. This certificate is not available to any student with a major in EET (A.S. and/or B.S.).

Computer-Controlled Systems Project

Total Credits: 17

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.