Module Catalogue 2018/19

EEE8013 : Linear Controller Design & State Space with Matlab Applications

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Damian Giaouris
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

Undergraduate degree level knowledge of Control systems.

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



To develop the student's understanding of system analysis and controller design using state space techniques.

To introduce linear control system design using computer aided design techniques.

Outline Of Syllabus

Basic concepts of state space analysis, solution of state space systems including the state transition matrix, state space geometry, state feedback (pole placement and LQR), estimators, tracking.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

1. State space analysis of linear and nonlinear systems
2. Solution of linear state space systems
3. Behaviour of state trajectories in the stat space
4. Use of pole placement and LQR control
5. Estimator design
6. Use of tracking methods.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Familiarity with analysis/design techniques using state space methods.

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Present
    • Data Synthesis : Assessed
    • Numeracy : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Assessed
      • Use Of Computer Applications : Assessed
  • Self Management
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Innovation And Creativity : Assessed
      • Initiative : Assessed
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
    • Budgeting : Assessed
  • Application
    • Commercial Acumen
      • Market Awareness : Present
      • Financial Awareness : Present

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:302:30Matlab coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam - Closed Book
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion360:3018:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion22:004:00Final exam x 2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice123:0036:00Matlab and Simulink
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study139:3039:30Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE3001Linear Controller Design and State Space Analysis
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Outcomes are achieved by a mixture of conventional lectures, PBL material and teaching via computer sessions.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
EEE3001Linear Controller Design and State Space Analysis1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1M50PC Coursework - Matlab
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Lectured material is assessed by written examination which will assess the students' ability to tackle problems based on state space analysis and controller design. Matlab assessment tests the students’ ability to solve practical problems as taught in the lab.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes

Original Handbook text:

Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2018/19 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2018/19 entry will be published here in early-April 2018. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.