Open to students
of all nationalities having a bachelor degree

  • mechanical
  • transport
  • electro

Unique in Europe
two years master studies

  • high level of technical studies


  • combined with language studies

International cooperation
of six renowned universities

  • CTU in Prague
  • HAN
  • ENSTA Bretagne


  • ITB Bandung
  • TU Chemnitz
  • IFP Paris


Double degree
from two countries

  • depending on chosen universities and specialisations


  • Study stay in at least 2 countries

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Design of Vehicles
  • Alternative Powertrains
  • Modelisation and Computation

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Powertrains
  • Engines and Fuels

Module Applied Control Feedback Control

Type Compulsory
Semester winter
Contact hours 32
Number of credits 4
Type of termination Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Bouwman Nico MSc.
Geurts van Kessel Jan MEng
Graaf Aart Jan dr
Kaandorp Richard Ir.

Design a feedback controller.


In this course students will learn how to design a PID, lag-lead or digital controller. A variety of processes is used to illustrate the design procedure.
The controllers will be presented in functional block diagrams and within the time, Laplace and frequency domain. Specific techniques are used, such as wind-up prevention and Smith predictor. Also, a digital controller will be designed.

The student can analyze the physical system (first and second order, higher order) and/or a model (linear/ nonlinear, SISO/MIMO).
The student can apply techniques such as Pole/zero-plot and step responses in order to determine the requirements of the controlled system.
The student can agree on specifications (stability, offset, settling time, overshoot, phase and gain margin) of the controller with the client.
The student can apply techniques such as bode and Nyquist diagrams in order to determine the requirements of the controlled system.
The student can model components in the digital control loop and make use of sampling and conversions to agree on specifications of the controller.

Dimensions of assessment:
- Knowledge and understanding (design of controllers)

Study materials

• Nise N.S., Control Systems Engineering, John Wiley & Sons
• Handouts

Czech Technical University in Prague

Technicka 4
16607 Prague 6
Czech republic

Phone: +420 224 352 499
Fax: +420 224 352 500


ITB – Institut Teknologi Bandung
Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jl. Ganesa 10
40132 Bandung

Phone: +62-22-2504243
Fax: +62-22-2534099


TU Chemnitz
Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Reichenhainerstr. 70, A016
D-09126 Chemnitz
Deutschland (Germany)

Phone: +49 371 531 31079
Fax: +49 371 531 831079


HAN – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Institut of Automotive Engineering and Management

Ruitenberglaan 29
NL-6802 CC Arnhem
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)6 55 20 88 19
Phone: +31 (0)26 365 82 15


ENSTA Bretagne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne

2, rue Francois Verny
F-29806 Brest Cedex 9

Phone: +33 (0)2 98 34 89 11
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 34 88 00


CTU in Prague
Coordinator of MAE

Gabriela Achtenová

IT Bandung | Head of Mechanical
Design Research Group

Andi Isra Mahyuddin

TU Chemnitz
Coordinator of MAE

Diana Lohse

HAN in Arnhem
Masters program manager

Kea Bouwman

ENSTA Bretagne
Coordinator of MAE

Yann Marco