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. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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 3 - 2021

Term 2 - 2022 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.27% 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, '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
This recommendation was executed.
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
This recommendation was executed.
Source: Unit survey
Feedback
Students appreciated the timely responses and the help from the lecturer.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit survey
Feedback
Students appreciated the experiments that helped understanding the theoretical content of the unit.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit survey
Feedback
Students identified the need to do better planning of the residential school.
Recommendation
This will be done better compared to this offering in which some of the new lab experiments were introduced for the first time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit survey
Feedback
Students expect better organization in the unit content across the 12-week term together with more convenient scheduling of the consultation session to accommodate Mix-mode students.
Recommendation
These concerns will be accommodated in the next offering.
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 the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Intermediate
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5I 6I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 5I )

Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2A 3A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2A 3A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

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
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