# 2022/2023

## Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Calculus, Linear algebra and Applied engineering mathematics or similar.

### Learning objectives

#### Knowledge

• Have knowledge about modelling of physical systems and their dynamics
• Have knowledge about methods for linearisation of non-linear systems
• Have understanding for steady state and transient response of a system, including system order and type and the influence of placement of poles and zeros
• Have understanding of the terms open loop and closed loop
• Be able to understand the frequency response of a system
• Have understanding of absolute and relative stability and methods for analysing the stability of a system
• Have understanding of root locus analysis and knowledge about designing controllers based on root locus techniques
• Have understanding of controller development and design based on frequency response approaches
• Have knowledge about practical implementation of controllers

#### Skills

• Be able to model and analyse simple dynamical systems (electrical, mechanical and thermal) and understand the analogy between these
• Be able to set up linear models of dynamical systems using block diagrams and transfer functions
• Be able to use elements from control theory to specify performance criteria
• Be able to analyse a systems response and stability using linear methods
• Be able to select suited controllers and predict/evaluate their influence on a given systems response
• Be able to dimension a linear controller for a given system so performance requirements are met
• Be able to judge the problem at hand and the used solution method as well as disseminate results for a technical audience

#### Competences

• Be able to handle development oriented situations in relation to fundamental control theory and modelling
• Independently be able to participate in professional and multidisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach with regard to fundamental control theory
• Be able to identify own learning needs and structure own learning with regard to fundamental control theory

### Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following types of instruction that combine skills and reflection:

• lectures
• class teaching
• project work
• workshops
• exercises (individually and in groups)
• teacher feedback
• professional reflection
• portfolio work
• laboratory work
• e-learning

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

## Exam

### Exams

 Name of exam Fundamental Control Theory Type of exam Written or oral exam ECTS 5 Assessment 7-point grading scale Type of grading Internal examination Criteria of assessment The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures