Advanced Control


This course is intended to proceed on the topics of the mandatory course Automatic Control. Starting from the basics covered in advanced control theory topics and control design methods will be discussed. The students are provided with a solid foundation to solve typical control problems.




Intended audience

To be eligible for this course, students are expected to be familiar with the interdisciplinary and systematic approaches of control theory by previously having attended the course Automatic Control. This course specifically aims at students who would like to focus on control engineering within their studies.


Information on RWTHmoodle Course Rooms

Registration for the RWTHmoodle course rooms is usually performed by the students themselves, starting from the lecture site in the RWTHonline system. If you have trouble registering or you need a late registration, please contact your respective advisor.



Lorenz Dörschel

Part-time Lecturer


+49 241 80-27539




The course includes the following topics:

  • Root locus plots and controller design
  • Optimal control
  • State estimation
  • Loop Shaping
  • H-infinity control
  • z-Transformation
  • Control of time-discrete systems
  • Anti-Windup
  • Model predictive control - MPC
  • Switching control / Describing function method
  • Dynamics of nonlinear systems
  • Control of non-linear systems
  • Control of time-variant systems