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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: 07.01.2025 - 08.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): 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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture notes

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring III - IV
    2025-2026 Spring III - IV