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Before choosing courseEL2420 Automatic Control, Project Course 12.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The project course provides practical knowledge about modelling, design and analysis of control systems. It should also give experience in project work and writing reports. The main part of the course consists of team work, but there will also be a few lectures and meetings.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus EL2420 (Autumn 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of a project, where the students design and implement a control system on a physical system. Given specifications should be satisfied. The work can be divided into three phases:

  • Physical and experimental modelling;
  • Controller design, analysis and simulation;
  • Implementation in a real time control system;
  • The work is done in small groups and is documented in a report and an oral presentation at a seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

The student should after the course be able to work in control related projects. He/she should be able to do modelling, control design, analysis and implementation of a control system for a laboratory process.

In particular, the students should be able to:

  • Do collaborative work in a group.
  • Write a project plan
  • Model and simulate a laboratory process
  • Design a control system that meets given specifications
  • Implement the control system in a real time computer system like LabView
  • Give oral project presents the project and design a poster
  • Write a project report.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Automatic Control, Basic Course, (EL1000, EL1110, E1120, Reglerteknik allmän kurs) and at least one of
EL2520 Automatic control, Advanced course or EL2620 Nonlinear Control or EL2450 Hybrid and Embedded Control Systems.


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Notes from the department

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 12,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The group should
deliver a project plan
pass the halftime review
deliver a control system which meets given specifications
give an oral presentation and a poster at a seminar.
deliver a final project report

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EL2420

Offered by

EES/Automatic Control

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaced by EL2421 starting 2012

There is a maximum of 25 students on the course.