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SSY251 - Applied control system design
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Syllabus adopted 2020-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMEL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 67125
Open for exchange students: Yes
Maximum participants: 70

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    
0220 Written and oral assignments 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    
0320 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   29 Oct 2020 pm L   07 Jan 2021 am L,  27 Aug 2021 pm L

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TIELL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - Common branch of study, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The course LEU236 Dynamical systems and control engineering, or equivalent knowledge.


The course aims at giving deeper theoretical and practical knowledge in design, dimensioning and analysis of technical feedback systems. Special focus is on modeling and simulation as well as on components in computer-based control systems.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • describe common methods for design of controllers, e.g. methods for discrete-time systems and multivariable systems, as well as state feedback control.
  • formulate models of common linear and nonlinear processes.
  • use common components in control systems, e.g. transmitters, sensors, control valves and computer-based controllers.
  • use computer-based tools for simulation and design of dynamic feedback systems.
  • search effectively for information in books, journals and local databases. 
  • evaluate information with regards to relevance and quality.
  • use a process-oriented approach to writing, which includes giving and receiving constructive feedback. 
  • identify and analyse technical methods
  • use strategies to improve written proficiency in English


  • Design of time discrete control systems using the pole placement method.
  • State space models and state feedback control.
  • Modelling of commonly used processes.
  • Linearization of systems in state space form.
  • Multivariable control and parametric optimization, feed forward, cascade control and adaptive control.
  • Automatic control in practice: sensors, actuators, signal transmission etc.
  • Computer exercises in MATLAB Control Toolbox and Simulink.
  • Written analysis of technical content


The course comprises lectures, exercises, laborations, and home assignments. At laborations attendance is compulsory.


Will be decided later

Examination including compulsory elements

Approved written exam, approved laborations and approved home assignments are required for passing the course.

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