autumn 2023
STE-3601 Robust and Optimal Control - 5 ECTS

Type of course

Can be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor in engineering, primarily within electronics or space technology.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application code: 9371

Recommended prerequisites: Control engineering, mathematical modeling

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

STE6251 Spacecraft Control 5 stp

Course content

Optimization, calculus of variation, dynamic programming, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, Linear Quadratic Regulators, Linear Quadratic Gaussian, H_2 control, H_infty control, Model predictive control.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge and understanding:

- The students should have detailed knowledge about robust and optimal control.


- The students should be able to formulate and explain the basic principles of optimal and robust control.


- The students should be able to apply the knowledge to design optimal controllers and controllers with robustness properties.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Classroom lectures and written exercises. The course takes two weeks, each of 30 hours. Each day 4 hours of lectures, and 2 hours of exercises.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

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Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 13.10.2023 09:00
3 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Exercises Approved – not approved
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Re-sit examination

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: STE-3601
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