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.


Principles and analysis methods of dynamical systems.  Design of controllers by different methods and verification of performance.  Understanding of hardware and software architectures of automation systems.  Programming languages of programmable logic controllers.  Design methods and simulation

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2023 - 18.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kai Zenger, Valeriy Vyatkin

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:

    Representation of dynamical systems (transfer functions, state-space representation), simple modelling and parameter estimation, the control problem, negative feedback, stability, PID controller, state controllers, frequency domain techniques, compensators, introduction to digital controllers.  Basic structures of automation systems.  Sensors and automation networks.  Automation programming

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Intermediate exams or full exam, home assignments which are assessed

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercise hours, self-study, home assignments, simulation assignment

    Contact hours: 58h
    Independent study: 75h
    Compulsory attendance: 10h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture notes

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Only one of the courses ELEC-C8201 Control and Automation and ELEC-C1230 Control Engineering can be included in the degrees. If the course ELEC-C8201 Control and Automation is a part of student's major or minor studies it can't be substituted for the course ELEC-C1230 Control Engineering.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Spring III-IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Registration in WebOodi is mandatory