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EEE8153 : Linear Controller Design & State Space with Matlab Applications

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Damian Giaouris
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Present-in-person (PiP) lecture
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
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study210:207:00Student time to review non-synchronous pre-recorded videos.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1120:00120:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:0012:00Tutorial exercises
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Outcomes are achieved through online sessions and PiP time.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A100Closed book exam at the end of the semester
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Aural Examination1MTutorials 1-3 in week 3
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Online material is assessed by written exercise which will assess the students' ability to tackle problems based on state space analysis and controller design.

Reading Lists