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

Applied Control Multivariable systems and optimizations

Type Compulsory
Semester winter
Contact hours 16
Number of credits 2
Type of termination Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Jeltsema, Dimitri Dr. Ir.
Steennis Robert Ir.

Controller optimalizations


The combination of the theoretical course and a practical approach using optimization tools together provide a theoretical background, implementation and practical application of Optimal Control.
The problems deal with the minimization of functions, in which various mathematical concepts are used (Euler-Lagrange equations, Beltrami's identity, Hamiltonian). The Pontryagin's maximum (or minimum) principle is used to find the optimal control strategy.
The student can determine extrema (minima and maxima) for functions of several variables, with and without constraints and can minimize an integral function.
The student is able to specify the objective function (control function) for the control system to be designed in various domains using the Hamiltonian.
The student is able to design a control strategy using modern control techniques based on information from literature.
The student is able to optimize the control system using software tools.

Dimensions of assessment:
- Applying knowledge and understanding (designing control systems)

Study materials

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

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