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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Cyber-Physical Systems: Modeling and Simulation by University of California, Santa Cruz

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About the Course

Cyber-physical systems (CPS for short) combine digital and analog devices, interfaces, networks, computer systems, and the like, with the natural and man-made physical world. The inherent interconnected and heterogeneous combination of behaviors in these systems makes their analysis and design an exciting and challenging task. CPS: Modeling and Simulation provides you with an introduction to modeling and simulation of cyber-physical systems. The main focus is on models of physical process, finite state machines, computation, converters between physical and cyber variables, and digital networks. The instructor of this course is Ricardo Sanfelice (, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz....

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By Juan P U M

May 30, 2020

The course content is great, and the videos with Ricardo Sanfelice are clear and very useful. I learned a lot of new things. However, I'm only giving 3 stars because of the peer-review grading system. It is not fast and it relies on the perception of the course students (which are not experts in CPS and prone to commit mistakes during the review process). I strongly recommend to remove such grading procedure.

By Rana P S

Mar 22, 2020

It is very difficult to follow the instructor since he skips the reasons in many cases. On top of that there are errors and expectation that one is familiar with Matlab...

By Flavio L

Dec 16, 2018

magnific course ! thank you very mouch

By Tieu L M

May 2, 2018

This course teaches you a solid background about CPS and the principle of model design as well.


May 28, 2020

It is a very good course to learn and implement control algorithm in Matlab Simulink model

By Kemal Ç C

Oct 26, 2020

The course content is well-structured and the presentation is clear. Also, the mathematical model for hybrid systems that is used in this course is well-developed. Sadly, the grading system doesn't work from multiple perspectives. As a student who wants to finish the course, it is hard to get high scores without cheating since the explanations in the assignments are not as detailed as the answer key. If you need the certificate for certain applications, the peer-reviewed results will probably not arrive in time. If you rely on a certificate of this course to assess somebody, be warned, resubmissions are allowed after the answer key is provided.

By Amir M

Mar 4, 2024

The material is good in itself but there are two major shortcomings in this course: 1- I feel like 70% of the 4th week material had to be taught on the first week. I had trouble understanding the concept of flow and jump and it had to be used from the first week. The thing is that the videos in the 4th week explain these concepts thoroughly. 2- The state of the homework of this course is shockingly bad. A small problem is with the 4th week question where a question is asked using a number to refer to a lecture. The problem is that this number system hasn't been used in the coursera lectures but in their own university. The Huge problem with the Homework though is the abysmal peer review system. In all the other learner's Homework I reviewed in this course, only 1 person in 1 time actually bothered to answer the questions themselves. Others simply wrote or uploaded some gibberish in order to meet the word count criteria. Some others just copy and pasted the question as answer. Others had their hands on the key and directly uploaded it (without change) as answer. Other than this it takes ages for your Homework to actually get reviewed. All this said I believe this course's material is very good and useful and prof. Sanfelice teaches the curriculum quite well.