CONTROL SYSTEMS

ELE3CTS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

A control system does three things: receives data measuring process variables; compares these with desired set points; and executes command functions which control a process. Students will use software tools to simulate and design control systems and improve these systems against quality indicators. These skills can be applied within disciplines including manufacturing and automation.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL and MAT2VCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE3SPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsModern control systemsPrescribedDorf, RC and Bishop, RH 201112TH EDN, PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Design feedback control systems for a continuous process which incrementally improves specific quality indicators.

Activities:
Lectures introduce the various analytical and the knowledge is practiced in tutorials and applied in laboratories and assignments.

02. Design control systems using Programmable Logic Controllers to address real-world control problems.

Activities:
Programmable controllers are taught in the lectures and the knowledge is practiced in tutorials and applied in laboratories and assignments as design tasks.

03. Use specific software tools to model and simulate processes using various control system technologies.

Activities:
Examples of simulation are provided in the lectures and the knowledge is applied in laboratories and assignments.

04. Use the appropriate quality assurance methodology to identify and eliminate causes of variations for industrial processes.

Activities:
Detailed examples of problem solving techniques are discussed in lectures and the knowledge is practiced in tutorials and applied in laboratories and assignments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four written assignments: 2-3 Pages each (1,000-words equivalent total)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory design tasks (1,000-words equivalent)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories.25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"3 hours problem solving in laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four written assignments: 2-3 Pages each (1,000-words equivalent total)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory design tasks (1,000-words equivalent)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories.25 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 01, 02, 04