The science, mechanisms and components of cybernetics. The type of systems theory focused on the control of regulatory feedback across both living and non-living systems.

Alternative labels

field of cybernetics
study of control and communication
control of system using technology
science of control and communication
science of cybernetics
first order cybernetics
theories of cybernetics
second order cybernetics

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Essential knowledge

Cybernetics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Cybernetics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mechanical engineer: Mechanical engineers research, plan and design mechanical products and systems and supervise the fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of systems and products. They research and analyse data.
Mechatronics engineer: Mechatronics engineers design and develop intelligent systems, such as robotic devices, smart home appliances, and aeroplanes, through combining technologies from mechanical, electronic, computer, and control engineering. They create blueprints or design documents for parts, assemblies or finished products using software programs, and also oversee and manage projects.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022