General studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to learn the student how to analyze a physical system (process) to get enough information to design and tune a PID-based control system.

Learning outcomes

The student is expected to be able to design and implement a simple control system consisting of a sensor, controller unit and an actuator. He or she should also understand the principles of PID-control and be able to tune a control system based om a PID-controller.

Course contents

- Components in a control system
- Systems and processes
- PID-control
- Simulation
- Classic tuning rules for PID-control

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary Mathematics, Calculus

Recommended or required reading

Bertil Thomas: Modern reglerteknik, faktabok

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 40 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 13 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 13 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 120 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


Skön Kim


Skön Kim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2008-11-10 - Reports and productions

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