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EEE8153 : Linear Controller Design & State Space with Matlab Applications

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Damian Giaouris
  • Co-Module Leader: Dr Saman Nikkhah
  • Lecturer: Dr Mohammed Elgendy
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


To provide students with the knowledge to apply Advanced Control Theory to engineering problems and introduce concepts of state space controller design. This will be achieved through lectures, tutorials, lab sessions and independent study. The skills obtained in this module are valuable for engineering careers in areas such as electric drives, power systems and advanced control systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module introduces the important subject of Control Systems that can be used to solve a variety of different engineering problems. The focus will be on State Space analysis and controller design.

The delivery of the module will be a series of lectures in a lecture room and supported by additional lab sessions.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials210:207:00Non-synchronous pre-recorded videos, covering the main material of the module.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Summative assessment - Revision for and completion of the examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Lectures.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1120:00120:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:0012:00Tutorial exercises and completion of formative assessment.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study210:207:00Student time to review non-synchronous pre-recorded videos.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Outcomes are achieved through blended teaching.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Closed book exam at the end of the semester
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MTutorial sheets. Release each week after a topic is completed.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students will be assessed on their ability to tackle problems based on state space analysis and controller design through formative tutorial sheet and a summative examination.

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