ENEE20004 - Digital Control Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of digital control techniques applied in industrial control systems. The unit will introduce you to Z-transforms and Z Domain analysis of control systems through transformations. You will design and implement digital filters. You will learn discrete state space modeling and analysis of control systems. The unit will also equip you with knowledge of optimal control techniques such as linear quadratic and Kalman filtering. You will also learn about important digital control implementation techniques such as controller anti-windup and bumpless transfer. You will be required to successfully complete a digital control systems design team project. Online students will be required to attend a compulsory residential school in order to complete the laboratory experiments. Prior knowledge of the basic concepts of electrical circuit analysis, signals and linear systems, and control systems is assumed.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Portfolio 30%
4. Practical 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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The students appreciated the simplicity of Moodle navigation in this unit.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice will be continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The students found the feedback given on the assessment work helped them to learn better.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice will be continued.
Source: Unit coordinator
Feedback
Some of students in this unit do not have the Engineering knowledge background necessary for this unit.
Recommendation
A quiz type evaluation will be added early in the term to evaluate which students need help to boost their engineering knowledge acquired from the undergraduate study.
Action Taken
A quiz was added to the activity of Week 3 to identify students who do not have the required knowledge background of the unit. Based on the quiz results, extra support was provided to the students.
Source: Unit coordinator
Feedback
Some unit content need to be revisited in order to include more examples for students to practice.
Recommendation
The content will be revised accordingly.
Action Taken
Some of lecture notes were revised in order to include more examples.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated the design project which helped them to gain skill in designing real world problems.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found the labs helpful in practicing the implementation of theories they learnt in this unit
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
The lab hardware must be upgraded in order to be able to work with the newer version of MATLAB.
Recommendation
In the future offering, the upgraded lab hardware will be used so the hardware will be compatible with MATLAB 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
The lab manuals need to be revisited so the lab procedures are more clear to students.
Recommendation
In future offerings, the contents of the lab manuals will be revised in order to make the contents more clear to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply Z-transforms and Z Domain analysis of control systems through transformations
  2. Design and implement various digital filters
  3. Model, analyse stability and design control systems in discrete state space
  4. Apply advanced optimal control techniques in industrial control systems
  5. Design and implement digital control systems considering stakeholder requirements
  6. Document and communicate professional engineering information, including computer-based simulations and drawings, risk assessments and Work Health and Safety requirements using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology and symbols
  7. Scope, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously and in teams with responsible, ethical and professional attitude regarding the role of engineers.

Learning outcomes will be linked to Engineers Australia stage 1 competency standards for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam