ENEM14015 - Dynamic System Modelling and Control

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This project-based learning unit examines the behaviour of mechanical systems. You will apply knowledge of engineering science and mathematics to model and analyse mechanical systems and consider the nature of engineering assumptions, and the effects of uncertainty on modelling and analysis. You will apply vibration and control theory, design and analyse linear and non-linear mathematical models and use simulation software to predict the behaviour of mechanical systems in the industry. You will have opportunities to work individually and in teams to complete projects and to develop interpersonal and technical communication skills. You will prepare professional documentation of problem solutions and project reports. Online students are required to have access to a computer, to make frequent use of the internet, and are required to participate in Residential School activities.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: (ENEM12007 Statics and Dynamics or ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics) and MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling

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 1 - 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 12-credit Undergraduate 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. Project (applied) 20%
2. Project (applied) 25%
3. Laboratory/Practical 25%
4. Portfolio 30%

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

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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: Students
Feedback
Assessment due dates clashed with other units assessment due dates.
Recommendation
Review assessment dates to avoid clashes where possible. Remind students that they need to plan their time and work on the assessment submission early in the term.
Action Taken
When setting assessment dates the due dates of other units were considered.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Students engaging with the materials late.
Recommendation
Investigate Moodle mechanisms to advise students on their weekly progress throughout the term.
Action Taken
It was found that no Moodle mechanisms exist at present, but will investigate other ways to encourage student to engage with the materials early in the unit.
Source: Staff and Students
Feedback
Students only have access to the Matlab/Simulink software in the computer labs restricting the time they have available to work on the unit.
Recommendation
Investigate a campus-wide licence that would allow students to install Matlab/Simulink software on their own computer allowing them to be able to work at home.
Action Taken
The request for this was denied. The student version is relatively inexpensive and can be used for two other units in the course. It is suggested that students who wish to work from home purchase the software, alternatively a 30 day trial currently exists.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Good format of lecture and tutorial classes.
Recommendation
Will continue with a similar format and improve where needed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Some students had low participation in the group projects.
Recommendation
Will investigate other methods to individually grade students on their participation in the group projects.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
The weekly videos and activities were very helpful.
Recommendation
Will investigate ways to encourage students to complete these every week along with the viewing of the lectures.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Teaching staff reflection
Feedback
Return of some assessment items was slower due to some unexpected marking required by the teaching staff.
Recommendation
Will determine the timing of other marking duties at the start of the term to allow better scheduling and quicker return of assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design mathematical models that analyse and evaluate mechanical systems
  2. Apply control theory and control system approaches to mechanical systems
  3. Justify the role of engineering assumptions in building mathematical models of mechanical systems
  4. Relate theory to problems of introducing, operating and maintaining mechanical systems in the industrial context
  5. Identify and evaluate engineering uncertainty and the limitations of mathematical models
  6. Work collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs
  7. Create professional documentation using mechanical systems terminology, symbols and diagrams.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Laboratory/Practical
4 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
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 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Laboratory/Practical
4 - Portfolio