Our overall goal is to offer our students the best possibilities to be motivated, curious, critical, and broadly educated. We strive to do so by coupling clear explanations to our enthusiasm for technology and humans. Through interactive classes, that stimulate student curiosity and a (self-) critical attitude, we aim to challenge students to put their knowledge into a broader context. For a good impression of what it is like to study at the Control and Simulation section, led by Prof. dr ir Max Mulder, watch this video.
BSc courses on Systems and Control Theory
- AE2235-I: Aerospace Systems and Control Theory
- AE2235-II: Instrumentation & Signals
MSc courses and graduation projects in Guidance, Navigation, and Control Theory
In the first year of the Masters program at the Control and Simulation section, we offer students a broad and solid basis for control engineering, mathematical systems theory, stochastic systems, human-machine systems, and flight simulation. In the second year, a specialization can be chosen for the Master thesis. To successfully pursue the MSc degree in the field of aircraft system identification and control, the following courses are recommended:
- AE4320: System Identification of Aerospace Vehicles
- AE4311: Advanced Flight Control
- AE4323: Autonomous Flight of Micro Air Vehicles
- AE4323: Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics & Control
In the final thesis phase, students can choose to perform a research project in the field of aircraft system identification and control. Topics range from developing new mathematical modeling theory to actual flight test experiments with drones in the TU-Delft CyberZoo, or with our Cessna Citation II laboratory aircraft. Our students generally work closely together with us and our PhD students to obtain the best possible result and achieve high scientific impact. In fact, the work of most students result in conference articles and sometimes even peer-reviewed journal articles! For an overview of available thesis assignments, please go here.
MSc thesis project within the SysCon group
Within the SysCon group, MSc thesis projects in most cases combine theoretical innovation with practical applications. The video below gives a good indication of how such a thesis project is conducted.
We regularly provide workshops at international conferences and industry to showcase our research. If you are interested in an educative workshop and/or a live demonstration of our simulation models and control system prototypes, please contact us.
Outreach / education for children
- Fun and educative flight simulator at the Delft Science Centre