IELET2002 - Control Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

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.

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, response 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

  • Excercises and LAB

Further on evaluation

Final grade is based on a written exam. 6 mandatory assignments are given. 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.

Re-sit exam is set up in August. In the event of a re-sit exam, the examination may be changed to an oral examination.

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2019
ELE3381 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
IE203612 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
IELEA2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
IELEG2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
AIS2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
IELEG2140 2.0 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
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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