ENAE12003 - Control Technology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce you to control systems. You will describe control systems using appropriate terminology and concepts and use mathematical tools to model and analyse control systems, and develop algorithms for discrete process control. You will interpret control system responses to standard inputs in order to develop system evaluation criteria, as well as interpreting continuous-time closed-loop system behaviour using time domain and frequency response methods. You will design compensators for closed loop systems to meet given specifications and describe different approaches to discrete control using common system components and tools and present practical implementations of the controllers using passive and active circuits and discrete processes. You will document modelling and analysis of control systems in a professional manner, and work productively and professionally, both as an individual and as a member of a team. A compulsory residential school is provided to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ENAE12013 Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
5. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

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.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students have commended the video tutorials Course survey Students have commended the video tutorials - This will be improved and continued
Students have shown the need for more learning material and support in mathematical concepts Course survey Students have shown the need for more learning material and support in mathematical concepts - These support will be provided in the next offering.
Students have commended the use of Matlab and practical aspects of control technology Course survey Students have commended the use of Matlab and practical aspects of control technology - This will be further consolidated and continued
Students have shown dis-satisfaction on assessment feedback return Course survey Students have shown dis-satisfaction on assessment feedback return - This happened due to some unusual special circumstances the lecturer had to undergo towards the end of the term. This shortcoming will be rectified in the next offering.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain terminology, concepts and principles used to describe and analyse control systems.
  2. Model and analyse systems comprising several subsystems, using block diagrams and mathematical description.
  3. Describe and develop algorithms for discrete process control.
  4. Interpret the behaviour pattern of first order and second order systems in response to standard inputs so as to specify criteria for evaluating a control system.
  5. Interpret system behaviour using time domain methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.
  6. Interpret system behaviour using frequency response methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.
  7. Design compensators for closed loop systems to meet given specifications using standard techniques.
  8. Describe circuit structures which implement continuous controllers using passive and/or active elements and describe the discrete implementations.
  9. Document the process of modelling and analysis of control systems and present the information in a professional manner.
  10. Provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

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 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment              
2 - Written Assessment            
3 - Written Assessment          
4 - Practical and Written Assessment  
5 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Control Systems Engineering
Author/s: Norman S. Nise Year: 2015
Edition: 7th edn Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
City: Hoboken State: NJ
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a document scanner
  • Matlab/SIMULINK Software through Anydesk
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSanath Alahakoon (s.alahakoon@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Overview of control systems

Chapter 1: Introduction

Week 1 Study Guide

Week 2 13-03-2017

Representation of control systems

Chapter 2: Modeling in the Frequency Domain, Chapter 5: Reduction of Multiple Subsystems

Week 2, 3 Study Guide

Week 3 20-03-2017

Representation of control systems

Chapter 2: Modeling in the Frequency Domain, Chapter 5: Reduction of Multiple Subsystems

Week 2, 3 Study Guide

Week 4 27-03-2017

Poles, zeros and the system response

Chapter 4: Time Response, Chapter 7: Steady-State Errors

Week 4, 5 Study Guide

Week 5 03-04-2017

Poles, zeros and the system response

Chapter 4: Time Response, Chapter 7: Steady-State Errors

Week 4, 5 Study Guide

Assignment 1 Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Root Locus Based Controller Design

Chapter 8: Root Locus Techniques, Chapter 9: Design Via Root Locus

Week 6, 7 Study Guide

Submission of Part 1 of the Workbook - Due on Monday 17th April 2017 before 23.45.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Root Locus Based Controller Design

Chapter 8: Root Locus Techniques, Chapter 9: Design Via Root Locus

Week 6, 7 Study Guide

Residential school of the course will be held in Rockhampton B28/2.10 from 26 to 28 April 2017. Also refer to course web site for more details.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Frequency Response Based Controller Design

Chapter 10: Frequency Response Techniques, Chapter 11: Design Via Frequency Response

Week 8, 9 Study Guide

Assignment 2 Due Friday (05 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Frequency Response Based Controller Design

Chapter 10: Frequency Response Techniques, Chapter 11: Design Via Frequency Response

Week 8, 9 Study Guide

Week 10 15-05-2017

PID Control

Week 10 Study Guide

Residential School and Lab Report Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Overview of Digital Control

Chapter 13: Digital Control Systems

Week 11 Study Guide

Week 12 29-05-2017

Programmable Logic Controllers

Week 12 Study Guide

Assignment 3 Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Final Submission Week

Workbook Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

In this compulsory assessment item, students are expected to successfully complete the exercises specified in the course website in Moodle covering the learning outcomes 1, 2, and 9. This assignment contains 6-8 problems which will require the theoretical knowledge gained through your learning during the first three weeks. Marking scheme for each question will be published with the assignment and the marks for this assignment will contribute to 25% of the overall marks of this course. Assignment questions will be published in course Moodle site within the first two weeks of the term. Please also refer to assessment criteria for more details.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Please upload to the link provided in course website in Moodle as a WORD of PDF file
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Feedback given through course website in Moodle
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results and given a mark from zero to 10 marks. 20% of the total marks for this assignment are based on accuracy and correct results, including:

  • Correct application of maths and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures (40% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present on correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained.
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic (30% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation (10% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.
  • Referencing of authoritative sources of equations and data
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must score more than 40% of the allocated marks for this assignment
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted online through course website in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain terminology, concepts and principles used to describe and analyse control systems.

2. Model and analyse systems comprising several subsystems, using block diagrams and mathematical description.

9. Document the process of modelling and analysis of control systems and present the information in a professional manner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

In this compulsory assessment item, students are expected to successfully complete the exercises specified in the course website in Moodle covering the learning outcomes 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. This assignment contains 6-8 problems which will require the theoretical knowledge gained through your learning during the first seven weeks. Marking scheme for each question will be published with the assignment and the marks for this assignment will contribute to 30% of the overall marks of this course. Assignment questions will be published in course Moodle site within the first two weeks of the term. Please also refer to assessment criteria for more details.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Submit to the link in Week 8 of the course website in Moodle as a WORD or PDF file.
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Feedback given through course website in Moodle
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results and given a mark from zero to 10 marks. 20% of the total marks for this assignment are based on accuracy and correct results, including:

  • Correct application of maths and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures (40% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present on correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained.
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic (30% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation (10% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.
  • Referencing of authoritative sources of equations and data
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must score more than 40% of the allocated marks for this assignment
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted online through course website in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain terminology, concepts and principles used to describe and analyse control systems.

4. Interpret the behaviour pattern of first order and second order systems in response to standard inputs so as to specify criteria for evaluating a control system.

5. Interpret system behaviour using time domain methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.

9. Document the process of modelling and analysis of control systems and present the information in a professional manner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 3
Task Description

In this compulsory assessment item, students are expected to successfully complete the exercises specified in course website in Moodle covering learning outcomes 1,6,7,8 and 9. This assignment contains 6-8 problems which will require the theoretical knowledge gained through your learning during the first eleven weeks. Marking scheme for each question will be published with the assignment and the marks for this assignment will contribute to 25% of the overall marks of this course. Assignment questions will be published in course Moodle site within the first two weeks of the term. Please also refer to assessment criteria for more details.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Submit to the link in Week 12 of the course website in Moodle as a WORD or PDF file.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Feedback given through course website in Moodle
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results and given a mark from zero to 10 marks. 20% of the total marks for this assignment are based on accuracy and correct results, including:

  • Correct application of maths and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures (40% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present on correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained.
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic (30% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation (10% of the total marks for the assignment)

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.
  • Referencing of authoritative sources of equations and data
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must score more than 40% of the allocated marks for this assignment
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted online through course website in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain terminology, concepts and principles used to describe and analyse control systems.

6. Interpret system behaviour using frequency response methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.

7. Design compensators for closed loop systems to meet given specifications using standard techniques.

8. Describe circuit structures which implement continuous controllers using passive and/or active elements and describe the discrete implementations.

9. Document the process of modelling and analysis of control systems and present the information in a professional manner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Residential School and Lab Report
Task Description

Dates for the compulsory residential school will be notified to students through residential school calendar and the course Website. Students will be formed into teams for all residential school activities and each team must submit professional technical laboratory reports compiled into one Zipped file covering each laboratory experiment they will carry out during the residential school. The details of the experiments will be notified to students through the course Website. Please also refer to assessment criteria for more details.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Submit to the link in Week 10 of the course website in Moodle as a WORD or PDF file.
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Feedback given through course website in Moodle
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marking of the team reports will be done according to the following criteria.

The accuracy and relevance of information

Application of knowledge

Language and grammar used in answering questions

Proper referencing of sources of information

Inclusion of all relevant Equations, images, data and tables, and the quality of presentation and layout.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must score more than 40% of the allocated marks for this assignment
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted online through course website in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain terminology, concepts and principles used to describe and analyse control systems.

3. Describe and develop algorithms for discrete process control.

4. Interpret the behaviour pattern of first order and second order systems in response to standard inputs so as to specify criteria for evaluating a control system.

5. Interpret system behaviour using time domain methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.

6. Interpret system behaviour using frequency response methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.

7. Design compensators for closed loop systems to meet given specifications using standard techniques.

8. Describe circuit structures which implement continuous controllers using passive and/or active elements and describe the discrete implementations.

9. Document the process of modelling and analysis of control systems and present the information in a professional manner.

10. Provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Workbook
Task Description

The compulsory Workbook provides a record or detailed diary of each individual student’s study and learning activities throughout the course and should include all individual work carried out. Preparation of a Workbook should be understood as good study technique. It also provides evidence that students have adequately studied the whole course and achieved course learning outcomes.

The Workbook can be handwritten or kept as a text file. A handwritten Workbook may be most appropriate if the course involves maths and diagrams. Each entry should be dated, pages should be numbered and show your name or initials. It should be prepared week by week, not at the end of term. Show rough attempts at problems including failures and fixes, brainstorming, draft notes and developing ideas.

In the Workbook students should record:

  • study notes taken while studying textbooks and course resources
  • study notes taken during lectures and/or workshops
  • personal study summaries of key concepts
  • notes, sketches/ drawings or mind-maps
  • planning and preparation for team/project tasks
  • planning and preparation for online course discussions
  • workbook practice tasks you are asked to complete in the Course Website
  • initial attempts at set tutorial tasks
  • initial attempts at assignment tasks
  • preparation for class tests or exams.

Workbook submission is separated into two parts as detailed below:

1. Submission of Part 1 of the Workbook - Due on Monday 20th April 2015 before 23.45.

2. Submission of Part 2 of the Workbook - Due on Friday 12th June 2015 before 23.45.

More details on what is expected in these submissions will be made available through course Website.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Submit Part 2 of the Workbook to the link in Week 12 of the course website in Moodle as a WORD or PDF file.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Feedback given through course website in Moodle
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Workbook questions will be set for each Topic and will be available on the Course Website. These questions are denoted as Compulsory questions or Extension questions. All compulsory questions will have an answer (but not a solution) provided so that students can check their results. If students have difficulty with Workbook questions, they should seek assistance from colleagues in their online study groups in the first instance. ALL Compulsory questions must be successfully completed in the workbook and responses must show sufficient working and explanation to allow step-by-step checking by tutors.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must achieve a pass for this assignment, which will be assessed by the unit coordinator based on the quality of the workbook submission.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted online through course website in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain terminology, concepts and principles used to describe and analyse control systems.

2. Model and analyse systems comprising several subsystems, using block diagrams and mathematical description.

3. Describe and develop algorithms for discrete process control.

4. Interpret the behaviour pattern of first order and second order systems in response to standard inputs so as to specify criteria for evaluating a control system.

5. Interpret system behaviour using time domain methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.

6. Interpret system behaviour using frequency response methods to describe a continuous-time closed-loop system.

7. Design compensators for closed loop systems to meet given specifications using standard techniques.

8. Describe circuit structures which implement continuous controllers using passive and/or active elements and describe the discrete implementations.

9. Document the process of modelling and analysis of control systems and present the information in a professional manner.

10. Provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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