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Basic course in automation and control systems

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG1023 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Theretical and graphic tools for linear models (Bode an Nyquist plots), block diagrams. Important properties of servo systems (accuracy, stability, transient respons, resistance to disturbances). Analysis and synthesis of servomechanisms. Filter compensation, regulators.

The exercisis deal with linear tools and applied examples of servo system. The laboratory exercisis deal with speed- and positional servo system.

Practical problem solving with use of Programmable Logic Controllers.

Intended learning outcomes

To give understanding of servo-system design and the key concepts required for

  • basic calculations
  • providing specifications and participating in purchasing decisions of servo equipment
  • use of the litterature in the field

Knowledge in solving automation problems with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in Electrical Engineering, min4credits.

Recommended prerequisites

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Course compendium (available at the Department of Manufacturing Systems.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2,3 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,7 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

Examination, 3,7 credits. Practicals, 2,3 credits.

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

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Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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