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ELE302 Control Systems Engineering 2

Course description for academic year 2021/2022

Contents and structure

This course contains the principles of modern techniques in modeling, simulation, analysis and design of Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) control systems.

The course adresses themes from electricity, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism from classical physics together with calculus, linear systems and stability from mathematics so that to form a scientific foundation for working with automatic systems in technological courses.

Control techniques based on state space modeling such as diagonalization, controller and observer design and optimal control are tema for advanced automation systems.

Learning Outcome


After completing the course the candidate has knowledge of

  • modeling, analysis and design of  Multi-Input-Multi-Output (MIMO) dynamic processes based on state Space modeling both in continuous and discrete time domain and frequency domain.
  • modern techniques for evaluation of system performance and optimization of control systems. Further, an introduction to some of more Advanced control techniques that have gain succes such as Model Predictive Control (MPC) is made.
  • how the proces model and requirements such as error, frequency and time properties, and the performance of the system are Applied in the design and simulation of modern control systems.


After completing the course the candidate can

  • apply modern modelling in state-space to MIMO processes and to analysis and design of MIMO control systems.
  • estimate process parameters and performance both from theory, simulations and experiment and apply these to the design of MIMO Control systems.
  • implement, take measurements, evaluate experimentsl data in standard laboratory environment and compare these data with data from design and simulations.


  • The candidate can solve specific problems in automation by using methods from modern MIMO control systems.
  • The candidate understands the automation engineer's rolle in the interaction between the technological development and the actual needs in society.

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

ELE204 Control Systems Engineering 1 or similar.

Teaching methods

Lectures, Laboratory work, Exercises.

Compulsory learning activities

5 compulsory assignments, three laboratory exercises. Mandatory attendance at laboratory exercises.

Accepted mandatory assignments are valid in 3 semesters following the approval term.


4 hours written exam. The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Examination support material

Textbook. Own written pocketbook with formulae (tied up) but no loose sheets of paper.

All kinds of calculators. PC with the use of all software related to the course except all types of communication software.

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