CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis and Design
Control Systems Analysis and Design
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General Information

Overview

You will be able to work in teams to model, analyse, and investigate design options for analogue and digital control systems. On satisfactory completion, you will be able to articulate typical control systems building blocks and select appropriate components and interfaces for specific applications. In addition, you will be able to develop mathematical models to analyse the behaviour of selected dynamic systems and to design controllers for these systems. Mixed mode students will be required to attend a residential school to promote the development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (ENEE13020 Digital Electronics or ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics) and ENEE12016 Signals and Systems.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Laboratory/Practical
Weighting: 10%
3. Laboratory/Practical
Weighting: 10%
4. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
5. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from email, telephone conversations, 'Have Your Say'

Feedback

Cohort members were very happy with the range of information, detail and advice provided on theoretical matters relating to analogue and digital control systems issues.

Recommendation

Continue to provide a broad range of information, detail and advice regarding theoretical matters relating to analogue and digital control systems issues.

Feedback from email, telephone conversations, 'Have Your Say'

Feedback

Cohort members believe the focus on theoretical and authentic engineering applications is advantageous.

Recommendation

Continue to provide a focus upon theoretical and authentic engineering applications.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the principles of automatic control systems (analogue and/or digital) and typical associated control system building blocks
  2. Articulate the principles and applications of sensors and amplifiers; final control elements in an automatic control system (analogue and/or digital)
  3. Evaluate the role of the analogue and/or digital controller in a control system
  4. Model and analyse the behaviour of dynamic systems and the controller in combination using appropriate mathematical, graphical and computer-aided tools
  5. Investigate and report the process of analogue and/or digital controller design for a dynamic system; solved collaboratively or autonomously
  6. Communicate and document analogue and/or digital control system solutions, calculations and approaches, using correct terminology, symbols and diagrams.

The learning outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Laboratory/Practical - 10%
3 - Laboratory/Practical - 10%
4 - Written Assessment - 20%
5 - Take Home Exam - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Laboratory/Practical - 10%
3 - Laboratory/Practical - 10%
4 - Written Assessment - 20%
5 - Take Home Exam - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Control Systems Engineering 7th edn or later (2013 or later)

Authors: Nise, N.S.
John Wiley & Sons
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , USA
ISBN: 978-1-118-17051-9
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper copy, they are available at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks are available at the publisher's website.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a digital camera
  • Access to a document scanner and pdf convereter
  • A speaker and mic or a head set
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sanath Alahakoon Unit Coordinator
s.alahakoon@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Control Systems

Chapter

Chapter 1: Introduction

Week 1 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Representation of control systems

Chapter

Chapter 2: Modeling in the Frequency Domain

Chapter 5: Reduction of Multiple Subsystems

Week 2, 3 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Representation of control systems

Chapter

Chapter 2: Modeling in the Frequency Domain

Chapter 5: Reduction of Multiple Subsystems

Week 2, 3 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Poles, zeros and the system response

Chapter

Chapter 4: Time Response

Chapter 7: Steady-State Errors

Week 4, 5 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Poles, zeros and the system response

Chapter

Chapter 4: Time Response

Chapter 7: Steady-State Errors

Week 4, 5 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

The residential school of this unit will be held in online mode through ZOOM from 10 - 11 August 2020.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Stability

Chapter

Chapter 6: Stability

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Overview of Digital Control

Chapter

Chapter 13: Digital Control Systems

Week 7 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Laboratory Report 1 Due: Week 7 Friday (4 Sept 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

PID Control

Chapter

Week 8 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Laboratory Report 2 Due: Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Root Locus Based Controller Design

Chapter

Chapter 8: Root Locus Techniques

Chapter 9: Design Via Root Locus

Week 9, 10 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Root Locus Based Controller Design

Chapter

Chapter 8: Root Locus Techniques

Chapter 9: Design Via Root Locus

Week 9, 10 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Frequency Response Based Controller Design

Chapter

Chapter 10: Frequency Response Techniques

Chapter 11: Design Via Frequency Response

Week 11 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Industrial Control Systems - PLCs and SCADA

Chapter

Week 12 Study Guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Topic Review: Students (No timetabled session)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Students will require to use Matlab/SIMULINK for some of the assignments. Matlab/SIMULINK will be available in all student computers in the computing facilities within the university campuses. Any student wanting to use

Matlab/SIMULINK off site on their personnel computers will have to purchase a student licence. The following components are strongly recommended for students purchasing student licenses:

Basic package and toolboxes

Matlab

Simulink

Communication System toolbox

Control System toolbox

DSP System toolbox

Optimization toolbox

Signal Processing toolbox

Symbolic Math toolbox

Simulink Control Design toolbox

SimScape toolbox

SimScape Power Systems toolbox

For electrical postgraduate students following toolboxes are also highly recommended.

Fuzzy Logic toolbox

Image Processing toolbox

Neural Network toolbox

System Identification toolbox

Wavelet toolbox

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

Refer to the Moodle site for complete details of the assessment item.This is only a basic outline of the features relating to the assessment task.This assessment task will comprise questions, which require you to provide descriptive answers and detailed mathematical solutions in order to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and processes; including you providing your opinions, analysis and interpretation. Failure to adopt this approach will result in you obtaining a lower grade for your submission as you will not be appropriately demonstrating your knowledge and understanding. This assignment is from the content covered in weeks 1 to 2.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:59 pm AEST

Scan and upload to the link provided in unit Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020)

Marked Assignment will be returned for student's feedback within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must score more than 50% of the allocated marks for this assignment.

Assessment Criteria

Refer to the Moodle site for complete details of the Assignment Assessment Criteria sheet.This is only a basic outline of the features relating to the assessment task. Each submission will be assessed for presentation and layout, correct procedure, analysis and accuracy and appropriate referencing. The major assessment criteria relate to Analysis & Interpretation, Communication and Information Literacy. Ensure you access and read the details outlined in the Assignment Assessment Criteria sheet before commencing the assessment item. As you undertake the assessment item ensure you address all assessment criteria outlined. Also, at the completion of the assessment item, prior to submission, undertake an audit to ensure you have appropriately addressed all assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Scan and upload to the link provided in unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the principles of automatic control systems (analogue and/or digital) and typical associated control system building blocks
  • Articulate the principles and applications of sensors and amplifiers; final control elements in an automatic control system (analogue and/or digital)


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Laboratory/Practical

Assessment Title
Laboratory Report 1

Task Description

The two day Residential School will be attended by both external students and internal students through a ZOOM link. See the handbook and  Moodle site for the schedule. The laboratory sessions are conducted so that all students are simultaneously linked by Zoom videoconferencing with your relevant technical staff to support you through online during the laboratory session. Laboratories are a group activity, groups need to be formed early in the term and all group members need to participate in any preliminary task(s) prior to the conduction of the laboratory sessions, they must be actively involved during the conduction of the laboratory exercise and contribute to the generation of the laboratory report. Detailed laboratory report format information is provided on the Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (4 Sept 2020) 11:59 pm AEST

The assignment should be submitted electronically via the unit Moodle Site by the due date and time


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (18 Sept 2020)

Marked Assignment will be returned for student's feedback within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass, students must score more than 50% out of the allocated marks for this assignment.

Assessment Criteria

Refer to the Moodle site for complete details of the Laboratory Assessment Criteria sheet.This is only a basic outline of the features relating to the assessment task. Each submission will be assessed for presentation and layout, correct procedure, analysis and accuracy and appropriate referencing. The major assessment criteria relate to Data Collection & Analysis, Communication and Information Literacy. Ensure you access and read the details outlined in the Laboratory Assessment Criteria sheet before commencing the assessment item. As you undertake the assessment item ensure you address all assessment criteria outlined. Also, at the completion of the assessment item, prior to submission, undertake an audit to ensure you have appropriately addressed all assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The assignment should be submitted electronically via the unit Moodle Site by the due date and time

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Investigate and report the process of analogue and/or digital controller design for a dynamic system; solved collaboratively or autonomously
  • Communicate and document analogue and/or digital control system solutions, calculations and approaches, using correct terminology, symbols and diagrams.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Laboratory/Practical

Assessment Title
Laboratory Report 2

Task Description

The two day Residential School will be attended by both external students and internal students through a ZOOM link. See the handbook and Moodle site for the schedule. The laboratory sessions are conducted so that all students are simultaneously linked by Zoom videoconferencing with your relevant technical staff to support you through online during the laboratory session. Laboratories are a group activity, groups need to be formed early in the term and all group members need to participate in any preliminary task(s) prior to the conduction of the laboratory sessions, they must be actively involved during the conduction of the laboratory exercise and contribute to the generation of the laboratory report. Detailed laboratory report format information is provided on the Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020) 11:59 pm AEST

The assignment should be submitted electronically via the unit Moodle Site by the due date and time


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (21 Sept 2020)

Marked Assignment will be returned for student's feedback within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass, students must score more than 50% out of the allocated marks for this assignment.

Assessment Criteria

Refer to the Moodle site for complete details of the Laboratory Assessment Criteria sheet.This is only a basic outline of the features relating to the assessment task. Each submission will be assessed for presentation and layout, correct procedure, analysis and accuracy and appropriate referencing. The major assessment criteria relate to Data Collection & Analysis, Communication and Information Literacy. Ensure you access and read the details outlined in the Laboratory Assessment Criteria sheet before commencing the assessment item. As you undertake the assessment item ensure you address all assessment criteria outlined. Also, at the completion of the assessment item, prior to submission, undertake an audit to ensure you have appropriately addressed all assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The assignment should be submitted electronically via the unit Moodle Site by the due date and time

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Investigate and report the process of analogue and/or digital controller design for a dynamic system; solved collaboratively or autonomously
  • Communicate and document analogue and/or digital control system solutions, calculations and approaches, using correct terminology, symbols and diagrams.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

Refer to the Moodle site for complete details of the assessment task.This is only a basic outline of the features relating to the assessment task.This assessment task will comprise questions, which require you to provide descriptive answers and detailed mathematical solutions in order to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and processes; including you providing your opinions, analysis and interpretation. Failure to adopt this approach will result in you obtaining a lower grade for your submission as you will not be appropriately demonstrating your knowledge and understanding. This assignment is from the content covered in weeks 1 to 7.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020) 11:59 pm AEST

Make your individual submission to the link provided in Moodle site as a PDF/WORD file.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020)

Feedback will be provided through unit Moodle site.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must score more than 50% of the allocated marks for this assignment.

Assessment Criteria

Refer to the Moodle site for complete details of the Assignment Assessment Criteria sheet.This is only a basic outline of the features relating to the assessment task. Each submission will be assessed for presentation and layout, correct procedure, analysis and accuracy and appropriate referencing. The major assessment criteria relate to Analysis & Interpretation, Communication and Information Literacy. Ensure you access and read the details outlined in the Assignment Assessment Criteria sheet before commencing the assessment item. As you undertake the assessment item ensure you address all assessment criteria outlined. Also, at the completion of the assessment item, prior to submission, undertake an audit to ensure you have appropriately addressed all assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Make your individual submission to the link provided in Moodle site as a PDF/WORD file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the role of the analogue and/or digital controller in a control system
  • Model and analyse the behaviour of dynamic systems and the controller in combination using appropriate mathematical, graphical and computer-aided tools


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

5 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
Take home examination

Task Description

This take home examination will be monitored through a ZOOM session and students will have to provide written answers to some questions.

1. Examination will be time scheduled and will take place for everyone at the same time.

2. Each student stays home with a device (preferably a laptop) essentially having a camera through which we can watch the student in a ZOOM session during the examination (please make sure you have a device with these requirements functioning).

3. That ZOOM link needs to be open throughout the exam.

4. The examination paper will be loaded to the Moodle so that students only can access it during examination period.

5. The student uses blank A4 papers (single side) to write answers.

6. At the end of the examination, he/she first takes photos of all written pages and email invigilator.

7. Later he/she scan the pages and upload to Moodle within a specified time at the end of examination.

8. Examination date and time will be within the standard examination period for Term 2-2020.


Assessment Due Date

This will be held during examination week. The date and time of the examination will be notified later.


Return Date to Students

Outcomes will be published with the grade certification.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass, students must score more than 50% out of the allocated marks for this assignment.

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Make your individual submission to the link provided in Moodle site as a PDF/WORD file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the principles of automatic control systems (analogue and/or digital) and typical associated control system building blocks
  • Articulate the principles and applications of sensors and amplifiers; final control elements in an automatic control system (analogue and/or digital)
  • Evaluate the role of the analogue and/or digital controller in a control system
  • Model and analyse the behaviour of dynamic systems and the controller in combination using appropriate mathematical, graphical and computer-aided tools


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?