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Control Methods for Robotics Applications

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

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.

Application and eligibility

Control Methods for Robotics Applications, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


29 August 2022


31 October 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

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. Entry requirements


Academic credits 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.

Application code



Application deadline was 19 April 2022. The application period is closed.

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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Contactpersons for the course are:
Sven Rönnbäck, International Coordinator