Course Syllabus for

Mathematical Modelling, Advanced Course
Matematisk modellering, fortsättningskurs

FRT150F, 4.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2017
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2016-10-28

General Information

Division: Automatic Control
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: FRT095
Teaching language: Swedish


The aim of the course is to stengthen and develop the student's knowledge and skills in modelling in the form of basic theory and a practical project.


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 understand the relations and limitations when simplified models are used to describe a complex reality

Course Contents

The lectures (20% of the course) present different model types and describe the foundations for physical modelling as well as modelling from measured data. Model validation is a central concept. Simulation methods for different model types are presented. The project part (80% of the course) should involve expertise from several different areas. The project plan and regular project meetings are central parts of the course. The written report should be put in relationship with the content of the lectures.

Course Literature

Ljung, L. & Glad, T.: Modellbygge och Simulering. Studentlitteratur, 2004. ISBN 9144024436.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants. Assessment: Accepted project. Oral and written project presentation and written and oral opposition.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Anders Rantzer <>

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