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autumn 2019

ELE-3501 Control Engineering - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 03.03.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Type of course

Cannot be taken as a single subject.

Course content

Mathematical models of dynamic systems, Input-output descriptions, State-space descriptions, Linearization, State-space realization of input-output descriptions. Coordinate transformations, Stability, Lyapunov functions, Frequency domain analysis and synthesis, Controllability and stabilizability, Eigenvalue assignment, Linear quadratic optimal control, Algebraic Riccati equation. Observability and detectability, Observers, Output feedback, Separation principle. Reduced order observer, Integral control, Passivity, Backstepping, Sliding mode, Robust state feedback.

Recommended prerequisites

ITE1827 Linear Systems and Control Theory, SMN6190 Linear Algebra II

Objectives of the course

After completing the subject, the candidate will have the following learning outcome:


The candidate will gain knowledge of fundamental concepts for analysis, synthesis and design of control systems

  • state-space, time domain and frequency domain frameworks
  • dynamic models and dynamic response
  • linear systems and linearization
  • stability of systems and equilibrium points
  • PID control and tuning
  • LQR control
  • Observers and estimators
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Passivity
  • Robust state feedback


  • The candidate will be able to apply common techniques and tools for design of control systems, including model-based, optimal and nonlinear control techniques, and basic computer aided methods

General competence:

  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of central, associated principles and concepts.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures: 20 x 4 lecture hours. Exercises. One hand-in assignment: Carried out in small groups.


Mandatory tasks

Hand-in assignment.


5 hours written exam. Assessment according to standard A-F grading scale.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course. Subject to general rules.

Date for examination

Written exam 20.12.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

ELE-3606 Control Engineering 5 stp