Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
AUTOMATIC CONTROL, INTERNATIONAL PROJECT COURSEFRT100
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: E4, E4ra, F4. Course coordinator: Dr Charlotta Johnsson, charlotta.johnsson@control.lth.se and Professor Karl-Erik Årzén, karl-erik.arzen@control.lth.se, Automatic Control. Prerequisites: FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 6. The number of participants is limited to 12 Selection criteria: The criteria that will be used to select is the number of control courses taken and the results on these courses. Assessment: Accepted project. Home page: http://www.control.lth.se/course/FRT100/.

Aim
The aim of the course is to strengthen the student's knowledge and skills of control, to give experience of participation in a geographically distributed project team, and to give experience of working in an international project team with the cultural clashes that follow from this.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Contents: This course is given in cooperation with University of Kaiserslautern (TUKL), Germany. A project consists of 6-12 students from LTH and around the same number of students from TUKL. The project task is based on an real industrial problem from a German industry. During the fall the German students start up the project. In the beginning of VT LP1 the German students inform the Swedish students about the project and the two groups work remotely on the project. Communication is handled using email, wiki, phone and video conferences etc. During the course a physical meeting between the students will take place. The project reported in a report and through a presentation.

The course is normally taught in English.

Literature
Due to the nature of the course, no conventional literature is used. Written material selected to fit the needs of the actual project is handed out.