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Systems and Control within Mechanical Engineering

Courses in BSc Mechanical Engineering

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) is taking care of the following courses in the BSc curriculum of Mechanical Engineering.

Compulsory BSc Course Course code Lectures ECTS
Dynamica WB1632 6 0/0/4-4/0 (4 uur hoorcollege, 4 uur werkcollege)
Systems and Control Engineering WB2207-07 3 4/0/0/0
Signaalanalyse WB3250 3 0/0/0/4
Mechatronica project WBTP211-10 10 6/4/0/0 of 0/0/6/4

Courses in MSc Mechanical Engineering / Track Control Engineering

The MSc program Mechanical Engineering contains several courses provided in the MSc program systems and control, both in the compulsory as in the elective part of the program. The specific requirements depend on the MSc track chosen. For the MSc track ME-CE (Control Engineering) all compulsory courses are from this program.  For details on the ME-CE track see

Compulsory MSc Course Course code Lectures ECTS
Introduction Project SC SC4010 3 6/0/0/0
Robust and Multivariable Control Design SC4015 5 0/0/4/0
Control Theory SC4025 6 6/0/0/0
Filtering & Identification SC4040 6 0/4/0/0
Integration Project SC SC4050 5 0/0/0/4
Optimization in Systems and Control SC4091 4 4/0/0/0
Modelling and Nonlinear Systems Theory SC4092 4 0/4/0/0

Elective MSc Course Course code Lectures ECTS
Introduction to Wind Energy AE3W02TU 4 2/2/0/0
Automatic Flight Control System Design AE4301 3 4/0/0/0
Wind Turbine Design AE4W09 5 0/0/2/2
Exercise Wind Turbine Design AE4W11 1 0/0/x/x
Sensor and Smart Materials AE4X09 3 0/0/2/0
Nanotechnology AP3221 D 6 0/0/4/4
Medical Imaging AP3231TU D 6 0/0/2/2
Advanced Photonics AP3382 6 2/2/0/0
Geometrical Optics AP3391 6 0/0/2/2
Introduction to Charged Particle Optics AP3401 6 0/0/2/2
Transportation and Spatial Modelling CIE4801 6 6/0/0/0 + 4/0/0/0
Design and Control of Public Transport Systems CIE4811-09 6 4/0/0/0
Traffic Flow Theory and Simulation CIE4821-09 6 0/0/6/0 + 0/0/4/0
Traffic Management and Control CIE4822-09 6 0/0/0/2 + 0/0/0/4 (computerpracticum)
Empirical Analysis for Transport & Planning CIE4831-09 6 0/0/6/0 + 0/0/4/0
Railway Traffic Management CIE5803-09 4 0/2/0/0 + 0/2/0/0
Innovations in Dynamic Traffic Management CIE5804-09 4 0/0/0/4
Intelligent Vehicles CIE5805 4 0.0.0.4 + 2 dagdelen computerzaal week 5 en 6
Seminar Advanced Digital Image Processing ET4283 6 4/4/0/0
Imaging Sensors ET4390 5 0/4/0/0
Embedded Real-Time Systems IN4073TU 6 0/0/4/0
Pract.
Real-time Systems IN4343 5 0/0/4/0 and 0/0/4/0 lab
Real-Time Software Development IN4351 5 0/0/0/4
System Validation IN4387 5 0/2/0/0 HC 0/4/0/0 instr & lab
Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems IN4390 5 0/4/0/0
Automotive Crash Safety; Active & Passive Safety Systems ME1100 3 0/0/0/4
Space Robotics ME1120 4 0/0/0/2
Robotics Practicals ME1130 3 x/x/x/x
3D Robot Vision ME1140 3 0/2/0/0
Probabilistic Robotics ME1150 3 0/0/0/2 Course canceled in 2013-2014
Control of Intelligent Transport Infrastructures ME1406 3 0/0/0/2
Physics for Mechanical Engineers ME1611-10 4 2/2/0/0
Intro to Nanoscience and Technology ME1612-10 3 0/0/4/0
Precision Mechanism Design ME1631 4 0/0/2/2
Offshore Wind Farm Design OE5662 4 0/0/4/0
Modern Robotics SC1200 5 0/0/0/4
Control for High Resolution Imaging SC4045 3 0/0/0/4
Model Predictive Control SC4060 4 0/0/3/0
Knowledge Based Control Systems SC4081-10 4 0/0/4/0
System Identification SC4110 5 0/0/6/0
Special Topics in Signals, Systems & Control SC4120 3 0/0/0/2
Modeling and Control of Hybrid Systems SC4160 3 0/0/0/4
Vehicle Mechatronics SC4210 4 0/0/4/0
Vehicle Dynamics B - Antilock Braking Systems SC4230TU 3 0/0/0/4
Control Methods for Robotics SC4240TU 3 0/0/4/0
Single Molecule Optics UL-SMO 6 Prof.dr. M.A.G.J. Orrit (Orrit@physics.leidenuniv.nl)

schedule: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/education/2013/R13_MSc.pdf
Experimental Dynamics WB1406-07 3 0/0/2/2
Multibody Dynamics B WB1413-04 4 0/0/2/2
Engineering Dynamics WB1418-07 4 4/0/0/0
Eng. Optimization: Concept & Applications WB1440 3 0/0/4/0
Digital Control WB2305 3 0/4/0/0
Man-machine systems WB2404 4 0/4/0/0
Mechatronic System Design WB2414-09 4 0/2/2/0
Humanoid Robots WB2433-03 3 4/0/0/0
Vehicle Dynamics A WB3404A 3 0/4/0/0
Modeling of Process and Energy Systems WB4431-05 4 0/0/4/0
Transport, Routing and Scheduling WI4062TU 3 0/0/2/0
Scientific Computing WI4201 6 2/2/0/0
Advanced Numerical Methods WI4212 6 0/0/2/2
Advanced System Theory WI4226 6 0/0/2/2 hc
Scientific Programming WI4260TU 3 0/0/2/0 + lab

MSc Thesis project within Mechanical Engineering

Students following the MSc track ME-CE (Control Engineering) will generally do their Thesis project within the Delft Center of Systes and Control. DCSC keeps a list with current open "thesis subjects", but students are welcome to submit their own suggestions. Have a look at our list of active MSc students.

Final MSc project Course code Lectures ECTS
Traineeship ME2200-15 15 x/x/x/x
Literature Assignment ME2210-15 15 x/x/x/x
MSc Thesis Project ME2290-45 45 x/x/x/x

Pre-masters programs

Students with a (HBO) Bachelor degree may be admitted to the MSc Mechanical Engineering. A pre-Masters program of 30 ECs needs to be completed before the candidate is formally admitted. For details see

For questions contact dr.ir. Ton van den Boom.

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