Multivariable Control


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To expand qualifications in classic control and to introduce modern control methods based on state space description.

Learning objectives


  • Control of large scale systems e.g. sugar production, power production, cement production
  • Control of unit operations: e.g. boiler control, evaporation control, distillation control, energy transport control, reactor control, heat exchanger control.


  • Control of large scale systems
  • Anti-integrator windup
  • Reduced order observers


  • Root locus design
  • Digital control methods
    • Design by emulation
    • Discrete design
  • Time delays
  • State space control
    • Poles and zeros of state space models
    • State space transformations
    • Controllability
    • State feedback design
    • Observability
    • Observer gain design
    • Observer based control
    • Separations theorem
    • Integral state space control
    • Zero assignment
    • Reference input

Type of instruction

As described in ยง 17.



Name of examMultivariable Control
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleFlervariable reguleringssystemer
Module codeESNCAK1K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Control and Automation)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design