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Control Systems

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The content is relatet to automation and control of industrial process, including matematical modeleing and simulation, state space analysis, transfer functions, frequency response analysis, and tuning of standard controllers (P, PI, PID).

Learning outcome

  • To understand the consept of mathematical modelling and simulation.
  • The student shall understand the consept of negative feedback
  • To organize models as state space models and to perform linearization
  • To present mathematical models as block diagrams
  • To find transfer functions and og utføre frekvensresponsanalyse av modeller.
  • To investigate stability issues and calibrate standard regulators (P, PI, PID).
  • After this course, the student shall understand the concept of system and control theory.


Introduction to mathematical modeling and simulation, state-space analysis, block diagram, transferfunction, frequency response, stability, standard controllers (P, PI, PID), feedback.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

MAT200 Mathematical Methods 2, TN101 HSE-course for bachelor students, ÅMA260 Mathematical Methods 2


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FNo printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed.

Coursework requirements

Exercises, Lab.exercises
8 theoretical assignments of which 4 must be approved. 6 compulsory lab assignments.
Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher within the specified deadlines.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Tormod Drengstig
Course teacher
Damiano Rotondo
Head of Department
Tom Ryen

Method of work

Five hours lectures and one hour problem solving per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Control systems (BIE240_1) 10

Open to

Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme, specialization in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
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Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Industrial Automation and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
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Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 25.09.2020