Implementation of Industrial process control

  • Credits 2.5 credits
  • Study location Independent of location
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-07 (part time 50%)
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Course code ERA315
  • Main area Energy Engineering

Please note that applications are closed for this course for the duration of autumn semester 2020.

The course will present real-world applications of control methods for energy processes and power plants. Practical considerations will be made on selecting the best control architecture and including modifications to improve control response.

About this course

Be in control of your energy! How is the operation of a power plant controlled? Energy plants run in autopilot. De¬signing the control systems that form the “autopilot” is not only critical to ensure safety, but also to operate the plant efficiently, reducing the emissions and increasing the eco-nomic revenues.

This course will deal with real world applications of control systems and with all the practical aspects that need to be considered before hitting the “start button” and running the plant. You will learn how to make the controller faster, more robust, and closer to the desired response for different applications.

The course is perfect for you who are studying your Master or PhD program, but also for you who are working and wish to develop yourself in the topic of control. The suggested pace is 30% (60 learning hours over 5 weeks) but flexible pace is possible. You can also take the course on measurement techniques in fluid flow and heat transfer in parallel, which will help you understand how the sensors used to control the process actually work!

You will learn

  • Describe the influence of sensors and data acquisition on control of energy processes and apply different methods to include them in the control design.
  • Apply state-of-practice control techniques to improve the response of a traditional PID controller.
  • Compare different control types and structures, and motivate the selection of the most suitable for a specific process.
  • Design and test a control system in a simulation environment.

Entry requirements

  • 120 credits of which 90 credits engineering or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics.
  • In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.

Course title in Swedish

Tillämpning av industriell processtyrning




Associate Senior Lecturer

Valentina Zaccaria



Course syllabus

You can read in detail about the course, it's content and literature and so on in the course syllabus

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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


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