Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FRT140F valid from Autumn 2016

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  • The aim of the course is to establish and develop the student's knowledge of automatic control in the form of a practical project. The project contains several of the typical phases in a control design project: modelling, identification, analysis, synthesis, and computer implementation.
  • The course projects are typically performed on real model processes available at the department. In some cases the experiments are done at another department or in industry. The control design is first developed for a mathematical model. Software tools are used during the modelling, design, and simulation, and during the implementation. Some examples of model processes that may be used in the projects are inverted pendulums, model helicopters, quadruple tank processes, and industrial robots. Lego Mindstorm NXT is often used as an implementation platform.

    Project meetings are held regularly during the course. In the project the students must search for knowledge and information independently. In some cases regular seminars or guest lecturers are included in the course. The projects results and experiences are reported both in written and oral form.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have improved his/her basic knowledge and skills of control
    have developed new knowledge and skills within the area of the project
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to perform several of the phases in a typical control project: modelling, identification, analysis, synthesis, and computer implementation
    present the results in both written and oral form
    show the ability for teamwork and collaboration in project form
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Seminars
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Glad, T. & Ljung, L.: Reglerteknik – grundläggande teori. Studentlitteratur, 1989.
Further Information
Course code
  • FRT140F
Administrative Information
  •  -10-27
  • Professor Thomas Johansson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2017‑10‑30 2018‑01‑10 2017‑05‑29

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