Control and Surveillance of Processes and Systems


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


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science