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Post-graduate studies in Automatic Control

Published: 23 August 2011

The post-graduate education in Automatic Control is planned so that the PhD student shall gain expertise as well as generic knowledge in the research subject. The graduate education at the division shall be of international standard. After completed licentiate degree graduation the student is expected to be prepared for doing both research and development tasks. After completed PhD graduation the successful student should be able to independently conduct research activities in industry or academia.

The Research Subject

Automatic Control covers theory, methods and techniques for the study of dynamical systems. The general rules of the problem is to control a given system to achieve a given objective with regard to interference and various technical limitations. The subject also includes modeling and estimation of dynamical systems.

Automatic Control can be applied in many fields and the subject provides a general methodology to study, analyze and synthesize dynamic systems. That is why the topic is mainly mathematical methodologically but this does not prevent the scientific work also can be applied technically oriented.

Post-Graduate Education

Post-graduate studies consists of two parts; courses and thesis. The licentiate degree consists of 120 credits and the PhD degree of 240 credits where 60 credits is one year full time studies. The thesis work consists of research work with presentation and publishing in scientific journals and at conferences. Of the total 240 credits approximately 120-150 credits is thesis (research) work, and the rest courses. For licentiate degree of 120 credits the thesis work is about 60-90 credits and the rest courses. '

It is recommended that licentiate degree is taken on the way to PhD degree


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