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Høst 2020

ELE-3606 Control Engineering - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology

Type of course

The course cannot be taken as a single course.

Course contents

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.

Objective 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 


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.

Date for examination

Take home exam hand out date 18.12.2020 hand in date 18.12.2020

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

Course overlap

ELE-3501 Control Engineering 5 stp
Lectures Autumn 2020
Forelesning prof. Raymond Kristiansen