ENEE13019 - Control Systems Analysis and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 76.92% response rate.

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.

Source: Email, telephone conversations.
Feedback
Feedback from Electrical discipline team regarding the need to include digital control aspects.
Recommendation
The unit was redeveloped to include digital control aspects to provide students with a broader basis of knowledge and techniques for control systems analysis and design. Recommend review of content by discipline representative.
Action Taken
The recommendation was enacted in its totality.
Source: Email, telephone conversations and in class discussions.
Feedback
Students appreciated the inclusion of in-text referencing and citations outlined to demonstrate the level of detail and form of academic writing expected of students at this stage of their studies.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure students are provided with the form, examples and expectations of the types of in-text referencing and citations to model what is necessary and to support them in their development to achieve the learning outcomes associated with information literacy for his unit.
Action Taken
The recommendation was enacted in its totality.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Laboratory/Practical
3 - Laboratory/Practical
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Laboratory/Practical
3 - Laboratory/Practical
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam