Control and Surveillance of Processes and Systems


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in Control theory and digital microprocessors.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have comprehension of some typical industrial automation processes or systems including PLC systems and SCADA systems
  • Have comprehension of fundamental concepts and terms of non-linear systems and non-linear control theory
  • Have comprehension of Lyapunov’s methods for stability analysis and non-linear control theory


  • Be able to use basic mathematical tools for analysing the response and stability of non-linear systems
  • Be able to apply the acquired knowledge to handle some small-sized industrial automation systems
  • Be able to apply selected methods for non-linear control design
  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the applied methods
  • Be able to relate the methods to applications in industry


  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems within the area of control and surveillance systems
  • Independently be able to be a part of professional and interdisciplinary development work within the area of control and surveillance systems

Type of instruction

The course is taught by a mixture of lectures, workshops, exercises, mini-projects or self-studies including e-learning.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student



Name of examControl and Surveillance of Processes and Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRegulerings- og overvågningsprocesser og –systemer
Module codeN-SEE-K2-6A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science