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

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.9% 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: Student feedback
Feedback
Portfolio assessment criteria needs more explanation as some criteria could be interpreted in different ways.
Recommendation
Will provide more information in relation to the portfolio assessment criteria in the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Revised assessment criteria and changed to a numerical marking scheme.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Basic theory on PID controllers could be explained better.
Recommendation
Will provide more examples of PID controllers that will help students to understand the concepts.
Action Taken
Improved PID lecture material.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Allow more software training and access.
Recommendation
Will organise more help on MatLab software so students get a better understanding of it.
Action Taken
Provided Zoom sessions for mix students and campuses without teaching staff.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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