TTK4100 - Computerized Control, Introduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project presentation 30/100 20 minutes E
School exam 70/100 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: 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. Skills: 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

  • Mandatory excercises and laboratory work

Further on evaluation

The written exam in the course counts for 70% of the final grade and the oral presentation of the group project counts for 30%. Three of five problem sets and three laboratory assignments must also be approved to enter the final exam. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral. The re-sit exam, and voluntary re-exam, covers the written exam only, the grade on the project work is kept (if it is not a fail).

Course materials

Open access lecture notes published by the department. J.T. Gravdahl, "Kybernetikk introduksjon, innføring i dynamikk og reguleringsteknikk", last edition


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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Project presentation 30/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Project presentation 30/100 E
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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