Course Syllabus for

Engine Control

MVK020F, 5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-02-15

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course gives an overview and understanding of the control system of a modern internal combustion engine. The course also provides an understanding of the models that are used for engine control system development.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Introduction to engine control systems: tasks, structure, future engine control systems. Mean value engine models: Cause and effect relations in engine systems, reservoirs and flows, cycle resolved models and why they are often ill suited for engine control, mean value engine models, air flow, fuel models, efficiencies. Engine control: Air/fuel ratio control for SI engines, cylinder pressure based control of advanced engine concepts. Cylinder pressure based parameter estimation: Estimation of pressure sensor offset, estimation of TDC offset, heat release computation.

Course Literature

L. Guzzella, C.H. Onder: Introduction to Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engine Systems. Springer, 2004. ISBN 9783540222743.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises. Due to external participation the course is normally given as a blocked course starting with two full days of lectures followed by some weeks of self studies with exercises. The course ends with two full days of lectures and an oral exam.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Oral exam, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Introduction to combustion engines (MVK093) or similar.
Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of automatic control.
Selection criteria: Priority for applicants who work with engine control related research projects.

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