Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
3+2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
EEE 545 Discrete Time Control Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 6 3 + 2 150 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nejra Beganović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nejra Beganovic Nejra Beganović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course is to develop a working knowledge on the following subjects: modeling physical systems for purposes of control system analysis and design, feedback control architectures and relevant options, design methods and tools for discrete-time (“digital”) control systems, software and hardware principles for computer control, digital sensor technology, basic digital motion-control systems.

Course aims at helping students make a transition from continuous control systems to discrete analogs with emphasis on embedded control implementation. After this course, student should be able to design and analyse discrete time control loops and implement control algorithms on various embedded platforms.

  1. Introduction
  2. Discrete time systems representations
  3. Sampling and data reconstruction
  4. Modeling discrete time systems by pulse transfer function (Z-transform and Inverse Z-transform)
  5. Modeling discrete time systems by pulse transfer function (Z-transform and Inverse Z-transform)
  6. Time response of digital systems
  7. Lab/Practical exercises
  8. Midterm examination
  9. Design of discrete time control systems
  10. Controllability, observability, stability of discretized systems
  11. Lab/Practical exercises
  12. Lab/Practical exercises
  13. Lab/Practical exercises
  14. Lab/Practical exercises
  15. Final examination


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Discussions and group work
    • Problem solving
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)140
    Lab/Practical Exam(s)130
    Final Exam130
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Implement continuous/discrete time PID controllers
    • Optimize PID design
    • Compute and implement other types of controllers and/or other control structures
    • Use root locus method for controller design
    • Design a model-based control loop
    • Design digital control loop using stability/accuracy/dynamic performance concepts
    • Give methods to identify parametres of basic continuous time elementary models
    • National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Digital Control Systems Course, Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2016

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)7321
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)7321
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination13535
    Preparation for Final Examination13535
    Assignment / Homework/ Project13434
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 150
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6