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Instrumentation and Control II (ENG508)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit is to introduce advanced topics in control design and implementation. A number of control design methodologies are studied in depth and their implementation into Engineering facilities and a complex simulation case study is investigated.
Engineering software packages are used to model and simulate the processes, and design and implement the appropriate control systems. A project is assigned to students to reinforce the skill in simulation, control analysis, design, as well as in report writing and presentations.
Unit Learning Outcomes After the successful completion of this unit, students should have a thorough working knowledge and practical experience with
1. Development of theoretical and empirical models for linear and nonlinear processes
2. Design and implementation of Model Based and Advanced Control systems
3. Process optimisation and control
4. Commonly used software packages in process modelling, control and optimisation.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop: 1 x 4 hours per week.
Pilot Plant: 1 x 4 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Central to the learning in this unit is the 24/7 access to the computer laboratory with various Engineering software packages and the specialised Instrumentation and Control Facility. Additionally, students will also be exposed to the Engineering Pilot Plant specially built for learning and teaching Control System Design. All activities including laboratories, projects, simulations and workshops are conducted in one of these facilities. Formal lectures and workshops are to introduce the main topic material, but students are strongly encouraged to help and work with others in developing their laboratory, problem solving, simulation and computer based analysis skills.
Other Learning Experiences Pilot Plant: 1 x 4 hours per week.
Assessment The assessment components comprise of:
1. Project(30%)
2. Computer programming test (40%)
3. Final written exam (30%).
Prerequisites ENG525 Instrumentation and Control I; ENG563 Processes Simulation and Instrumentation.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed ENG322 Process Control Engineering II may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students are expected to have some knowledge and background in Engineering mathematics and control areas.
Previously 2014: 'Design Methodologies in Instrumentation and Control'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Linh Vu
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1446
e: Linh.Vu@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Linh Vu
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1446
e: Linh.Vu@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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