Course syllabus

Control Theory

FRT130, 3 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-22

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: Pi2
Elective for: D4, F2
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


The aim of the course is to give a deeper knowledge and understanding for the mathematical theory behind many of the concepts and methods taught in the Basic Course in Automatic Control (FRT010)

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course is given in parallel with the Basic Course in Automatic Control (FRT010). It brings up many of the concepts that are being taught in the basic course from a more mathematical perspective. Some examples are: Solutions to the system equations, deduction of controllability and observability criteria, Kalman’s decomposition formula, the argument principle, robustness analysis.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: One problem-oriented hand-in problem and one mini-project with opposition that is presented in oral and written form.

Code: 0109. Name: Control Theory.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0209. Name: Hand-in Problem.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0309. Name: Special exercise.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Professor Karl-Erik Årzén,
Course coordinator: Prof Per Hagander,
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