autumn 2020
ELE-3606 Control Engineering - 10 ECTS

Last changed 24.02.2021

Type of course

The course cannot be taken as a single course.

Course overlap

ELE-3501 Control Engineering 5 stp

Course content

Mathematical models of dynamic systems, input-output descriptions, state-space descriptions, canonical forms. Linearization, state-space realization of input-output descriptions. Coordinate transformations, Lyapunov functions, stability analysis, local and global stability, asymptotic and exponential stability, uniform stability, invariance principle. Controllability and observability, full order and reduced order observers. Output feedback, separation principles. Lyapunov-based control, feedback linearization, integrator backstepping, passivity-based control, Sliding mode control.

Recommended prerequisites

MAT-3800 Linear Algebra II, STE-2605 Linear Systems and Control Theory

Objectives of the course

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

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

  • state-space and time domain frameworks
  • nonlinear systems
  • linear systems and linearization
  • stability of systems and equilibrium points
  • PID control and dynamic compensation
  • Nonlinear control
  • Observers and estimators
  • Robust state feedback


  • The candidate will be able to apply common techniques and tools for design of control systems, including model-based 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, distributed over 4 weeks. Exercises.


Examination and assessment

5 h written exam. Assessment according to standard A-F grading scale, where F is not passed. A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Pensumliste for Control engineering
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: ELE-3606
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