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Course module: 202001498
Modelling and Control
Course info
Course module202001498
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeCourse code module component
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact E.J. Faber
Lecturer D. Dresscher
Examiner D. Dresscher
Lecturer E.J. Faber
Examiner E.J. Faber
Contactperson for the course E.J. Faber
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISNo
Students are able to model and analyse dynamical systems from an energy-based perspective with the aid of Laplace transformation and block diagrams; characterise, analyse and implement feedback control (PID) in the digital domain.

In the course Modelling & Control, students will learn basic techniques to control/move/ interact with something physical (a mechanical system) with an electrical system. This will provide you with the tools to add an extra dimension to your creations - interaction with the physical world. The course has both a strong theoretical part as a significant practical part in the form of 2 elaborate lab sessions in which you will apply the theory. In this course, you will learn the basics of model-based control engineering. The first half of the course will be on modeling and the second half on control.

This is the Modelling and Control part of module 2020000979202000980 - Smart Technology (B-CREA) with course code 202001498 for pre-master students.
If you want to enroll, please contact K. Zalewska (

Prerequisite Knowledge
       Mathematical skills: see the prerequisites for the Systems & Signals course, especially proper understanding of and ability to apply the concepts of differentiating and integrating.
       Intro to Physical Systems in module 3. Key points from that course are: System, system boundaries, physical domains; Energy and power; Energy storage, Energy dissipation and system states; Basic modelling skills in electrical and mechanical domain (sources, C-type elements, I-type elements, R-type  elements); structures in Electrical domain (Kirchhoffs law) and mechanical domain ('d Lambert law) for analysis and modeling of networks in electrical and mechanical domains; Analogies between electrical, mechanical and hydraulic domain; 1st and 2nd order systems. This prior knowledge can be acquired via the study of chapters 1-4 and 7 of the book: “Dynamical Systems for Creative Technology” by Job van Amerongen, 3rd edition, Enschede, 2012.
Note that this course has strong ties with other courses in the modules such as Systems & Signals and Circuits & Electronics. A good understanding of fundamentals taught in those courses is relevant. Examples for Circuits & Electronics are: step responses in 2nd order electrical circuits and 2nd order filters (incl. their analysis in the frequency domain using Bode plots), analysis and/or synthesis of basic amplifier or active filter configurations using Opamps. Examples for Systems & Signals are: solving 1st and 2nd order, linear differential equations, complex number theory, Laplace and inverse Laplace transformation, analysis in the frequency domain (either via Bode plots (jw - domain) or via the s-domain).

Participating study
Bachelor Creative Technology
Required materials
Course material
Toolkit: "Arduino starter kit". Available as ‘Create ProtoBox’ at the STORES (hardware shop of EE study association Scintilla) located in the Educafe in the Zilverling
Recommended materials
Neil Storey, “Electronics, a systems approach”, 6th edition, Pearson Education, Inc, 2017. ISBN-13: 9781292114064, ISBN-10: 1292114061. Book for Circuits and Electronics and reference book for the complete Smart Technology track.
Instructional modes


Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Modelling and Control

written lab reports and multiple choice exam

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