941 Systems and Control Engineering, master

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in the fields of automation, data, electronics or mechatronics. Final exam in Mathematics III at TUC or equivalent are also required.

Aim of the Programme

The programme provides students with broad knowledge concerning the control and management of technical and industrial systems, based on systems and control theory and data-based solutions. Students will learn to connect measurement signals from real systems to data systems, perform advanced calculations, send control signals back, and report results to administrative data systems. The possibility of managing large amounts of data quickly and over large distances allows the utilisation of information from the physical system in a different way than by traditional automation solutions. The programme focuses on new technology, openness and standardization. Students with different academic backgrounds will to some extent follow different study arrangements during the first semester. In the third semester 10 credits are available for optional subjects.

Employment may be found in the public and private sectors, process industries, oil production, systems development, research, hospital management and teaching.

Further Education opportunities

A Master’s degree in engineering qualifies students to apply for doctoral studies at Telemark University College and other university colleges and universities in Norway and abroad.

Curriculum and structure

Compulsory Courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V)
SCE1306 Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and
5.00 O 5      
SCE1406 Electric Circuits and Dynamic Systems # 5.00 O 5      
SCE1206 Sensor Technology and Instrumentation 5.00 O 5      
FM1006 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic
10.00 O 10      
SCE1106 Control with Implementation 10.00 O 10      
SCE2106 Multivariate Data Analysis and Soft
10.00 O   10    
SCE2006 Industrial Information Technology 10.00 O   10    
SCE2206 System Identification and Optimal
10.00 O   10    
SCE4206 Systems and Control Laboratory 5.00 O     5  
SCE4106 Predictive Control with Implementation 5.00 O     5  
SCE4006 Project 10.00 O     10  
FMH606 Master's Thesis 30.00 O       30
Total: 30 30 20 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Optional Courses 3. semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V)
SCEV3006 Advanced Control 5.00 V     5  
SCEV3106 Industrial Automation 5.00 V     5  
SCEV3210 Modeling and Simulation of Hydro Power
10.00 V     10  
FM3106 Project Management and Cost Engineering 10.00 V     10  
Total: 0 0 30 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course


# Students of Systems and Control Engineering (SCE) with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, must take course 'Electric Circuits and Dynamic Systems' (ECDS) instead of course 'Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Programming' in the first semester. Course ECDS is run as a web based course, and the student should start the study sufficiently early to pass the final test of ECDS by the start of the first semester in their SCE study. The laboratory assignment should, however, be carried out during the first semester of the SCE study.


Curriculum for Systems and Control Engineering.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teaching includes traditional lectures, lectures combined with practical calculation exercises, practical assignments, course component examinations/tests and group assignments, etc. Students have the opportunity to write the Master’s Thesis at an institution which collaborates with Telemark University College abroad.

The programme’s language of instruction is English, and the programme’s student group includes a number of international students.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Unni Stamland Kaasin <Unni.S.KaasinSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified  - 19/03/2009