Advanced Topics in Control of Electromechanical Systems (866H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module introduces you to advanced topics in control of nonlinear electromechanical systems.

You will learn stability theory to analyse performance of nonlinear systems and advanced control systems design methods. You’ll apply both theory and methods to electromechanical systems.

Topics include:

  • introduction to nonlinear systems
  • Lyapunov theory and advanced stability theory
  • feedback linearization
  • sliding mode control
  • adaptive control
  • neural network control
  • extension to multi-input systems.


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.