Course program - general information

DISC offers graduate courses on systems and control lectured by national and international top lecturers.

DISC course program

The course program of DISC is (roughly) organized in three 8-week trimesters per year. In these periods courses are organized one day a week on Mondays in Utrecht. In general two courses run parallel: one morning course (10.15h-12.30h) and one afternoon course (13.45h-16.00h).

course schedule 2023-2024

Course location

DISC courses take place at Cursus- en Vergadercentrum Domstad in Utrecht. It is located near Utrecht-CS central railway station. For route descriptions see


PhD’s associated with one the groups that participate in DISC can register on the DISC course platform. The courses are free of charge for DISC PhD’s.

In principle the courses are open to other interested parties as well but in that case there is a fee:
• € 250 for taking or auditing a 3 ECTS course (€200 for an online course)
• € 450 for auditing or taking a 6 ECTS DISC course (€ 350 for an online course)
Non-DISC participants can also register on the DISC course platform ( and are requested to send an email to the DISC secretariat at

Homework and attendance

All courses provide the students with homework sets that have to be handed in timely for formal completion of the course and for obtaining a grade. Full credit points are only awarded to students that have attended the lectures of the course (auditing) and that have completed the homework sets with a sufficient grade. Auditing a course only (without handing in the homework sets) is rewarded with a reduced-rate ECTS: 1 credit for a 4-week course and 1,5 credit for a 8-week course. In order to receive credits all lectures should be attended. Exemption can only be made by informing the DISC secretariat in writing. All courses are taught in English.

Auditing an online class
For online classes it is not possible to receive credits for auditing. In order to get ECTS the homework must be completed.