CET716 State-Space Design Methods

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



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State-space modelling of physical systems, controllability and observability, state-feedback controllers, and state observers are essential for all control  systems. It is therefore important to learn some state-space fundamentals  and approaches. The objective of the course is to familiarize the learners  with the fundamentals required for understanding, analyzing and  designing of digital control systems using a state-space approach. In order to  provide a comprehensive understanding, coverage will be provided from the  basic level of the concepts of state variables to the design of controllers and  observers in state-space.

This course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Computer Control and Automation
- FlexiMasters  in Computer Control and Automation

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Upon completion, learners should:

1. Understand the concepts of state variables in the modelling of a physical  system and carry out analysis of the system in a state-space framework; 

2. Understand the concepts of controllability and observability and;

3. Able to carry out the design of controllers and observers using state-space techniques.

State-variables fundamentals and state-space modelling of physical systems. Controllability and Observability. State-feedback controllers. State  observers. Deadbeat Control. Integral Control.

Automation Engineers for upgrading and Engineers who wish to switch to the automation field.

Learners must take CET715 Discrete Time System Modelling and Analysis before attempting this course.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET715 Discrete Time System Modelling and Analysis1
CET717 Optimal Control, Design and Implementation of Digital Controllers1
CET718 Linear and Nonlinear Programming1
CET719 Random Processes and Queuing Models1
CET720 Decision Analysis1
CET721 Robot Kinematics1
CET722 Robot Control1
CET723 Robotic Sensing and Sensors1
CET724 Image Processing for Vision1
CET725 Pattern Recognition and Stereo Vision1
CET726 Three-dimensional computer vision1
CET727 Process modelling1
CET728 Model predictive control1
CET729 Multivariable process control1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Computer Control and Automation (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Computer Control and Automation (total 15AUs)
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved