Syllabus for Automatic Control III

Reglerteknik III


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1RT496
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits and Automatic Control II.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • determine poles and zeros of multivariable dynamic models represented in state space form and as transfer functions
  • analyse non-linear control systems
  • analyse given specifications for a control system and decide if these can be fulfilled, and if the control problem is hard or not
  • design controllers for linear multivariable systems based on internal model control, optimisation of H-2 and H-infinity criteria, and robust control
  • solve simpler optimal control problems


Profound mathematical description of linear multivariable systems. Controller synthesis. Sensitivity and robustness for multivariable systems. Theoretical limitations of performance. Robust loop shaping. Analysis of control systems with simple nonlinearities. Optimal control.


Lectures, problem solving sessions and homework assignments.


Homework assignments. Complementary written examination may occur. 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 24, 2019

  • Glad, Torkel; Ljung, Lennart Reglerteori : flervariabla och olinjära metoder

    2. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003

    Find in the library