This course covers algorithms and methods that are common in control of mechanical systems such as PID control, force control, geometric non-linear control, sliding-mode control, and passivity based control. The course is divided into four parts: 1. Theory, 4.0 ECTS. The theory part aims to broaden the knowledge and significantly enhanced the expertise in control of mechanical systems. 2. Labs, 1.5 ECTS. This part consists of a number of exercises that are designed to increase the understanding of control of mechanical systems. The lab work consists of implementing, applying theory, and to reflect on and interpret results and data. 3. Seminar, 0.5 ECTS. This part consists of critically analyze, present, and evaluate research. The student is also trained in the ability to critically evaluate their own and others' work. Oral presentation feedback is provided through an evaluation matrix. 4. Project, 1.5 ECTS. In this part the student will independently carry out a small project, and work towards project requirements formulated by a client. The client and supervisor of the project may be the same person.
For admission at least two years full-time university studies are required, including 30 ECTS in the area of Electronics containing Linear Control Systems, 7.5 ECTS and Modeling in Robotics, 7.5 ECTS, as well as 30 ECTS in the area of Mathematics containing Linear Algebra, 7.5 ECTS and Differential equations, 7.5 ECTS, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service is in Swedish.
Notification of admission will be sent in mid-July.
Contact the department for more information.
Application deadline is
16 April 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.