GENG4402 Control Engineering

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides students with topics including classical linear control theory and its applications and limitations. It focuses on linear control systems, the concept of stability, time domain and frequency domain analysis, compensation and synthesis of single variable systems. The unit also introduces students to common control hardware (sensors, actuators, their placement, controllers) and software (such as MATLAB and LabVIEW). The unit also contains laboratories and examples from the chemical process, electrical, mechanical and mechatronics industries. Process and instrumentation diagrams and sensors/actuators in control systems are also covered.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) categorise classical control theory and its applications; (2) analyse linear control systems using classical control techniques; (3) design and test feedback control systems using classical control techniques; (4) justify solutions to control system problems; and (5) work effectively in a diverse team to achieve professional outcomes.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratory assignments; (2) group project; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Victor Sreeram
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Software Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
or
ENSC2001 Motion)
and
[(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra
and
MATH1020 Calculus Statistics and Probability)
or
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1]
Advisable prior study:
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1, ENSC2001 Motion
Incompatibility:
MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics, CHPR3433 Process Dynamics and Control
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: to be scheduled during semester
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