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477624S Control System Methods, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 477624S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Control System Methods  Abbreviation Control System 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4357 Process and Environmental Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Process and Environmental Engineering 

István Selek 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 




Period 1 (autumn term)

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, one understands the relevance and building blocks of model-based control design and system analysis. Relying on data-driven approaches, this course provides strong foundations for digital control design considering real-life applications.



1. Control theory of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems in discrete-time (digital control). State-space representation and system analysis in time domain. Controllability, observability and related concepts. Relation of the static state feedback with PID control. Stability in Lyapunov sense. 2. Basics of LTI model identification using data. Model order reduction, model uncertainty. The relevance of LTI theory in the control of nonlinear systems. 3. Laboratory exercises with the Valmet DNA automation system.

Mode of delivery 

Regular lectures

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures and exercises including guided computer simulations

Target group 

M.Sc. students in process and environmental engineering

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The courses 477621A Control system analysis and 477622A Control system design are recommended beforehand.

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture handout;

Dorf, R. (2010) Modern Control Systems. Prentice-Hall, New York, 1104 s,

Ogata, K (2002) Modern Control Engineering. Prentice-Hall, New York, 964 s.,

Åström, K & Murray, R. (2009) Feedback Systems, An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers. Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 396 s.,

Landau, I. & Zito, G. (2005) Digital Control Systems, Springer. 485 pp.

Åström, K.J. & Wittenmark, B. (1984, 1997) Computer Controlled Systems: Theory and Design. Prentice-Hall International. 

Assessment methods and criteria 

Completition of homeworks and final (written) exam.


Numerical grading scale 1-5 or fail.

Person responsible 

István Selek

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Control System Methods  Course  István Selek  07.09.21 -12.11.21

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