TTK4100 - Computerized Control, Introduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100
Written examination 80/100 4 hours D

Course content

The basics and terminology of control theory. Introduction to differential equations. Mathematical models of some simple and well known physical processes are derived and presented. Control and simulations of these models will be demonstrated. Modeling with block diagrams. Introduction to Simulink. Introduction to dynamical systems.

Learning outcome

Knowledge of the general architecture of a control system. Knowledge of modeling of physical systems using first and second order differential equations. Knowledge of controllers with P, I and D-action. Basic knowledge of the effects of nonlinearities on control systems. Knowledge of simulation of dynamical systems. Knowledge of control principles such as feedback and feed forward.

Being able to analyze a dynamical system consisting of first or second order differential equations. Being able to design a (PID) controller for such a system. Being able to simulate such a system.

General competence:
The student should be able to communicate technical issues with both experts and laymen. Basic understanding of systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, problem sets, laboratory assignments and a project work. Three out of five problem sets, the laboratory projects and the project work must be approved to enter the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on a portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes a project work 20% and a final exam 80%. The result for each part is given in percentage units, while evaluation of the entire portfolio (the final grade) is given as a letter. To pass the course, all parts of the exam must be evaluated and given a passed grade level. The project work is graded as an oral presentation in groups. Three of five problem sets and three laboratory assignments must be approved to enter the final exam.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

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.

Course materials

Lecture notes published by the department. Textbook.


Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 80/100 D
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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