Control Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Instrumentation on the 3rd semester or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have insight of transfer functions described via the Laplace formulation, including feature analysis, such as poles, zeros, and analogue/digital implementation
  • Have the insight of first-principle modelling and verification by experiments
  • Be able to linearize non-linear system models in order to approximate them by linear models
  • Have insight into real-time aspects in relation to digital systems communicating with other analogue and/or digital systems


  • Be able to analyse and select methods for modelling of physical systems, such as electric, electro-mechanical, thermal and fluid dynamical systems, or power electronic systems at a level where the resulting models can be utilized in a control system design
  • Be able to set up a specific goal for the project
  • Be able to apply selected modeling techniques for modeling dynamic systems and simulating them
  • Be able to analyse the open-loop and closed-loop system features and specify system performances in transfer function descriptions
  • Be able to apply basic linear control techniques for analysis and design of a control system based on a given specification


  • Be able to apply different modelling techniques to illustrate dynamic system’s features and performance for control design purpose
  • Be able to simulate the obtained mathematical model by employing some simulation tools, such as Matlab/Simulink.
  • Be able to analyse, design and implement a control solution for a given specific regulation problem, by using fundamental control theories
  • Have gained ability to participate in a professional and interdisciplinary cooperation within the control area

Type of instruction

Project based, project organised project work in groups where the solution emerges as an iterative process with reflections on set sub-goals and analyses, and where the personal collaboration skills and tolerance and robustness towards others' inputs are strengthened through the group collaboration. The project may be discipline-oriented, interdisciplinary or part of a multidisciplinary project, depending on project choice.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examControl Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with internal adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
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 titleStyring og regulering
Module codeN-AIE-B4-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science