UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ELEC5506 Process Instrumentation and Control

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The topics covered in this unit include measurement principles of various sensors (e.g. flow, temperature, pressure, level and optical sensors), signal conditioning circuits, ISA standards, applications of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), PLC programming, actuators, valves, final control elements and industrial control systems and loop tuning procedures. The academic objectives of the unit are to (1) understand the measurement principles of various sensors used in an industrial setting; (2) familiarise with ISA standards and to prepare technical drawings; (3) have the ability to design electronic circuitry for measurement systems; (4) understand applications of PLCs; and (5) have the ability to program PLCs and understand loop tuning procedures in industrial control systems.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate professional engineering skills and abilities when working in teams; (2) read technical standards; (3) design signal conditioning circuits for process instrumentation and control; (4) analyse various measurement principles; (5) design industrial control systems; and (6) write ladder logic programs for PLCs.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) class test; (2) assignments and laboratory report; 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 Brett Nener
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or equivalent) or ENSC2001 Motion or ENSC2002 Energy
Advisable prior study: Chemical Engineering specialisation: ENSC2001 Motion and ENSC2002 Energy; Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation: ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility: ELEC3320 Process Instrumentation and Control
Contact hours lectures, tutorials and laboratories
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/ELEC5506/TS-L-1/2017

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