Controls Engineering Bootcamp

Controls Engineering Bootcamp


In Controls Engineering Bootcamp you will learn how to perform takeoffs and system hardware engineering for building automation systems. 

In Controls Engineering Bootcamp you will learn how to perform takeoffs and system hardware engineering for building automation systems. 

This course builds upon our Design for BAS Professionals Course by providing in-depth instruction on the hardware engineering of control solutions.

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You will begin the course with an intensive study into input and output types, network topologies, contract documents (MEP and Spec sets), and then you will move into the hands-on portion where you will engineer a complete hardware design based on real-world project documents.

    This course is:

    • Fully online, self-paced course
    • Weekly live office hours to discuss the course with the instructor
    • Access to all course material for (1) one full year
    • Course certificate upon successful completion of the final exam
      • Demonstrate how to engineer control systems for VAV, Fan Coil, RTU, AHU, and Hydronic Systems
      • Utilize our controls engineering methodology to manage and execute the engineering process
      • Display knowledge of the engineering process and steps through multi-step exercises 

      Key Topics

      You will learn how to engineer control systems for a variety of HVAC applications through the use of exercises, video lessons, flowcharts, and checklists.

      In this course you will learn:

      • how to select the correct input and output types for your project
      • how to engineer control systems while considering scope, cost, and site conditions
      • how to engineer distributed control systems using I/O modules
      • how to properly select valves, dampers, and actuators based on project needs
      • how to correctly engineer installation details and panel layouts
      • how to choose the appropriate architecture based on the customer's business need
      • how to engineer controls designs utilizing embedded or factory packaged control solutions


      This course is designed for BAS technicians, operators, designers, programmers, and service personnel who want to learn how to correctly engineer building automation systems.

      Pre-requisite knowledge

      Awareness of the parts and pieces of BAS. Basic knowledge of HVAC control sequence concepts. 1 year of field experience or equivalent.

      Successful completion will require:

      Completion of all video lessons and successfully passing the course final exam with a score of 70% or greater.

      Upon successful completion you will get:

      Receive a certificate of completion and your name will be added to the certification database.

      Course Benefits

      • Learn at your own pace
      • Fully online
      • Regularly updated course material
      • Live weekly office hours
      • Access to all course material for (1) one full year  


      Wondering if your employer will cover this training? Download our Request for Training Template and learn how to ask your employer.


      Wanting to purchase multiple seats for this course?

      For corporate pricing please email us or call 800-484-0113


      Disclosure of Instructor's Proprietary Interests

      The instructor, who is also the Smart Buildings Academy owner, may mention materials and/or products that are proprietary to Smart Buildings Academy. If these materials are required for the course(s) this will be clearly identified in the course’s product description on our course page.

      Additional Materials Required: Microsoft Visio and Excel