University of Information Technology

Applied Control Theory for Embedded System

Course Description

The aims of the subject are to understand the purpose of a control system: to describe a general process for designing a control system: to handle the design gap effectively while accomplishing necessary trade-offs in complexity, performance, and cost in order to meet the design specifications: to encounter the modeling and control of modern, complex, interrelated systems such as traffic control systems, chemical processes, and robotic systems: to learn the foundations of feedback theory and linear system analysis, and it integrates the concepts of network theory and communication theory.

On the completion of the course, the student are expected to be able to understand and control segments of their environment, often called systems, to provide useful economic products for society: to control many useful and interesting industrial automation systems: to have the knowledge of the use of control design strategies for improving manufacturing processes, the efficiency of energy use, and advanced automobile control system.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

  • understand the control theory and control system, anatomy of control system and embedded control system and advantages and disadvantages of the control system
  • use the tools; root locus plots and bode plots to show how a variety of controllers and techniques can be used for the system design
  • analyze the system by using block diagrams
  • measure of control system performance in the time and frequency domains, and relates them to one another and to the system’s z-transform description
  • analyze, design and implement embedded digital control systems

Text and References Books


  1.  “Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems, Tim Wescott, ISBN-10:0750678399, ISBN-13:978-0750678391, 2006.”
  2. Modern Control Systems, Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop, 12th Edition, 2011, ISBN-13:978-0-13-602458-3, ISBN-10:978-0-13-602458-0.


  1. Control Systems Engineering, Norman S. Nise, ISBN, Sixth Edition: ISBN 13 978-0470-54756-4 ISBN 13 978-0470-91769-5, 2011.
  2. Control Systems Engineering by Norman S. Nise, Eight Edition, ISBN 9781119474210, 2019.
  3. Design of Embedded Control Systems, Marian Andrzej Adamski, Andrei Karatkevich, Marek Wegrzyn, ISBN-10: 0387236309 | ISBN-13: 978-0387236308 | Edition: 2005.
  4. Embedded Control System Design, A Model Based Approach, Alexandru Forrai, ISBN-10: 3642285945 | ISBN-13: 978-3642285943 | Edition: 2013.
  5. Exercises for Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems:

Assessment System

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation 10 Marks 10%
Assignments/Discussion/Presentation/Tutorial 10 Marks 10%
Project 20 Marks 20%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%