In 6 intense weeks, you will become a world-class entry-level controls engineer.

Fundamentals of Control Systems – Gasoline is six weeks of intense hands-on training and coaching that will mold you into a world-class entry level embedded controls engineer. The program is perfect for recent engineering graduates or experienced engineers who wish to make the career switch into controls. Our campus is located in Pontiac, Michigan.

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Fundamentals of Control Systems – Gasoline is an intense controls apprenticeship designed to give you the skills, confidence, and experience to contribute your first day on the job as a professional controls engineer.

Course highlights include:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Model-in-loop (MIL) testing
  • Controls strategy development using MATLAB/Simulink
  • Throttle Control Project
  • Gasoline Engine System
  • Engine Management System Project
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Week 1 you will learn to construct, analyze, and decode a CAN Message

Week 2 you will learn to build a MotoHawk model project, produce a PI controller, characterize a sensor, set up an encoder in MotoHawk and Simulink, run a fuel injector, and define a CAN message and implement it in MotoHawk and Simulink.

Week 3 you will learn to build and simulate a system of 2 PI controllers, each with target management.  You will also learn to calibrate such that the simulated system is within set performance limits.

Week 4 you will learn to combine information from multiple documents to generate application specific code features (including CAN messages).  You will also learn to combine technology from the previous 2 weeks to build an engine control model from written specifications.

Week 5 you will learn to test and debug a Simulink/MotoHawk engine control model on an HiL simulator.

Week 6 you will run an engine under your own code, prepare and give a presentation and demonstration, and interview with confidence.


In addition to being immersed in the perfect learning environment, you will also be surrounded by mentors to help you master the soft skills needed to excel as a controls engineer. LHPU is about more than just learning new skills as an engineer, it’s about taking your career to the next level.


LHPU has relationships with companies around the United States that hire LHPU graduates. To date, more than 350 people have graduated from LHPU and every one of them has found a job. Past hiring companies include LHP Engineering Solutions, BorgWarner, Bosch, Chrysler, Cummins Inc., Delphi, Ford Motor Company, GE, GM, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Hill-Rom, John Deere, and National Instruments.


This course takes place at LHPU’s campus in Pontiac, Michigan. A diesel version of this course is available at our campus in Columbus, Indiana.


Full tuition and fees for this six week, hands-on course is $12,000. Payment plans are available! Call us at 812-343-4861 to see if you qualify.


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