328.011 Digital Control
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • correctly represent a plant's system dynamics in discrete time and model and analyze it appropriately.
  • apply sampling concepts accurately.
  • successfully design discrete-time controllers and implement them.
  • carry out system analysis and control design tasks on systems represented both in time-discrete transfer function form as well as in state-space form.

Subject of course

Hardware of a digital control loop, discrete-time signals, difference equations, z-transform, impulse sampling, signal reconstruction, pulse transfer functions, block-diagrams, stability of single-input/single-output systems (SISO-systems) Design of digital controllers using discrete-time equivalents of continuous-time controllers and the root locus method, analytical design (dead beat controller), analysis and design of digital control systems using state space methods, controllability and observability, state-vector feedback, discrete-time observers.

Teaching methods

The lecture is interactive. It is based on a structured, detailed lecture script, whereby numerous multimedia contents (illustrative videos, practical examples, MATLAB animations of relevant contexts and controller behavior) are also used to support the building of knowledge and understanding.

Students are interactively involved in scientific discussions and in close interaction with the exercise in terms of content.

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is taught in English.



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 16:0026.06.2023Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Written exam

Examination modalities

Written examination (theory part, then computer-assisted application part)

Further exam dates are available upon request (in groups or individually). Please contact the lecturers if needed.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon - 24.06.2024written27.02.2024 00:00 - 21.06.2024 23:59TISSExam for the "Digital Control" lecture

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.02.2023 00:00 26.06.2023 00:00 26.06.2023 00:00

Registration modalities

Please register via TISS in order to access the TUWEL course.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering for Sustainable Production Mandatory elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 517 Manufacturing and Robotics Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory elective
730 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory elective


Lecture notes for this course are available at the institute (Getreidemarkt 9, skyscraper BA, 6th floor, E325-A5 Div. of control and process automation, institute of mechanics and mechatronics)

Price: EUR 13.- (Lecture notes), EUR 8,- (collection of exercise problems)

Ogata: Discrete-Time Control Systems

Previous knowledge

A basic course in automatic control including state space methods.