Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, the student:
- is able to analyze process dynamics derived from physics-based modelling and experimental data
- understands basic process control approaches with a single controlled variable
- understands process dynamics and control also in the Laplace domain
- has knowledge on common instrumentation in the process industries

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2023 - 06.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jukka Kortela

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Process automation and information systems, their basic functions and information management
    - Measurement techniques in the process industries, instrumentation standards, data acquisition, and process flow diagrams
    - Modelling of process dynamics, Laplace transformation and transfer functions
    - PID control and tuning

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments, group project, exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures, exercises 50 h
    Assignments, self-study, group work 85 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.