Process Control - Design Analysis and Assessment

By Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 65
ABOUT THE COURSE : The course will include as the first-third, material on transfer function, controller concepts, tuning and stability that are usually taught in a control class. The second-third of the course deals with MIMO control concepts at a basic level. The final-third of the course deals with performance assessment of SISO controllers.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Interested Learners
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : ABB, Honeywell, GE, Reliance, Aditya Birla, FL Schmidt, DRL
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computational Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1    :  Introduction
Week 2    :  Models for Control
Week 3    :  Analysis of Transfer Function Models
Week 4    :  Controllers and Closed Loop Transfer Functions
Week 5    :  Stability Analysis
Week 6    :  Controller Tuning – Stability Based Methods
Week 7    :  Controller Tuning – Direct Synthesis
Week 8    :  Traditional Multivariable Control
Week 9    :  Model Predictive Control Fundamentals
Week 10  :  Model Predictive Control Implementation
Week 11  :  Controller Performance Assessment and Diagnosis Fundamentals
Week 12  :  Controller Performance Assessment and Diagnosis Implementation

Books and references

Process Dynamics, Modeling, and Control, Babatunde Ogunnaike and W. Harmon Ray ISBN-13: 978-0195091199 ISBN-10: 0195091191.

Instructor bio

Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy

IIT Madras
Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras. Prior to this, he was a Professor, Chemical Engineering and co-director of the Process Control and Optimization Consortium (PCOC) at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX USA, Associate and full Professor at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY and Assistant Professor at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. He was also a visiting professor at Purdue University, USA (2001), and spent summers as visiting researcher in other universities such as University of Delaware, USA and University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a Fellow of Indian Academy of Engineering (FNAE). Rengaswamy’s major research interests are in the areas of Data Analytics, Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD), Sensor Placement (SP) algorithms for FDD. His work in the area of Data Science has been cited multiple thousands of times. One of his papers was chosen for a best paper award by the IFAC Journal, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence for the years 2002 to 2005.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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