This course is discontinued

TEK5170 – Optimal and predictive control

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

The course deals with the formulation of optimal control problems for linear and nonlinear systems, as well as analysis and synthesis of optimal controllers. We will also go through the model-predictive control framework and its applications.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • solve linear quadratic regulator problems
  • formulate dynamical optimization problems subject to constraints
  • use numerical optimization and model predictive toolboxes
  • apply optimal and predictive control techniques to process control and autonomous robots

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants

Basic knowledge about control systems.

Overlapping courses


Total number of hours: 40 (mostly lectures, with a few possibly devoted to labs). Assignments: 3 compulsory assignments, of which 2 must be approved before the exam, valid for one year after approval. Attendance at the first lecture is encouraged but not mandatory.


A final, oral exam will count for 100 % of the final grade. In case of many students, a written exam may be held instead.

The course has mandatory assignments that must be approved in order to take the final exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Dec. 3, 2020 9:17:52 AM

Facts about this course


The course is last held spring 2019


Examination is last held spring 2021

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