Course Syllabus for

Lab Development in Automatic Control
Labutveckling i reglerteknik

FRT175F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2017
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2017-08-16

General Information

Division: Automatic Control
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The purpose of the course is to introduce the doctoral students to practical engineering problems with a strong automatic control emphasis, by letting them develop processes, software and pedagogic material for the course lab of the department.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The potential course content has a broad span: embedded systems, real-time OS, analog electrics, rapid prototyping using, for example, 3D-printing, pedagogic aspects, man-machine interface. The participants will focus on one or several of these areas, depending on what is relevant for their project.

Course Literature

Choice of course literature is decided by the topics of the individual projects.

Instruction Details

Type of instruction: Project. The course will be conducted through projects within groups of 2-3 doctoral students. Collaboration between groups to approach larger challenges is encouraged. The course responsible coordinates the groups and follows up progress of the groups. The departments' research engineers act as mentors, and help the participants acquire practical skills.

Examination Details

Examination format: Miscellaneous. Upon course start, the doctoral students form smaller project groups. Each project group outlines a specification document for the process/software/pedagogic material to be developed. This specification is reviewed by the other groups, as well as the course responsible. At the end of the course, the specification document is followed up by the other groups, and the course responsible. To pass, the group participants must either a) have fulfilled the stipulated specifications, or b) be able to have a reflecting discussion with the course responsible regarding why some of the specifications could not be met.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

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