IELEA2002 - Control Engineering


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 33/100 3 hours C
Home examination 67/100 4 hours

Course content

Introduction to practical control engineering. Representation of dynamic systems with ordinary differential equations. Linearization. Laplace transform and transfer functions. Block diagrams. Frequency analysis. Experimental and mathematical modelling of physical processes. Stability theory and stability investigations. Tuning of PID-controllers based on analyses both in the time and frequency domain. Practical limitations and alternative control structures. Realization of control algorithms. State space.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate can explain
- the purpose of introducing control loops.
- functioning and purpose with each component in a control loop.
- correspondence between the presented representational forms for dynamic systems.
- the terms steady-state and dynamic error, reaction time and stability, and how they can be specified.
- how the choice of controller influences steady-state deviation, response time and stability.

Skills: The candidate can
- carry out experimental and mathematical modelling of simple processes.
- draw block diagrams of simple processes.
- reduce block diagrams.
- tune controllers using the lectured methods.
- calculate how disturbances influence both the controlled and uncontrolled system.
- analyze stability, and quantify stability margin.
- make use of modern computer tools within all mentioned areas.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self study, assignments and laboratory exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Lab. work

Further on evaluation

Final grade is based on a mid-term (33 %) as well as a final (67 %) exam. Both separately must be passed. Exams can be retaken as separate units. Grades for each exam can be challenged separately. 6 mandatory assignments are given. One (1) assignment must be approved before mid-term exam. Four (4) assignments must be approved before the final exam. In addition, a mandatory lab program must be approved before the final exam. Examination aids allowed: Specified text books in original binding. Hand written notes on book pages allowed. Bookmarks without text allowed. Simple, specified calculator.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Required previous knowledge

For applications for credentials, approval and incorporating of courses from previous semesters or other institutions' corresponding education programs, each application will be processed individually and the applicant should expect credit reductions for overlapping courses.

Course materials

Lecture notes. Exercises and laboratory exercises with solutions. Textbook is specified at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TELE2001 7.5 01.09.2019
ELE3381 7.5 01.09.2019
IE203612 7.5 01.09.2019
IELEG2002 7.5 01.09.2019
IELET2002 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Cybernetics
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 33/100 C 2020-09-18 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C220 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 0
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 0
C225 Datalab kurs Ankeret/Hovedbygget 0
Autumn ORD Home examination 67/100

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-07

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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