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Instrumentation and Control I (ENG525)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides the essential material under the broad category of control systems analysis and design. It covers the classical control systems concepts associated with feedback, feedforward,cascade control and computer based control. Emphasis is upon using computer based analysis and simulation packages with reinforcement through a significant laboratory component.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the completion of this unit, you should have a working knowledge of the following areas:
1. Purpose of a process control system, along with the major components and inter-relationships
2. Mathematical and computer based (Simulink, MATLAB & LabVIEW) simulation tools for analysis of dynamic systems
3. Computer based measurement and control (via LabVIEW)
4. Process models, both continuous and discrete time systems
5. Dynamic systems, both continuous and discrete time
6. First and second order systems, characterisation and stereo-typical responses
7. Feedback control
8. Computer Based Control System Components
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop/Laboratory: 1 x 6 hours per week in specialised facility.
Unit Learning Experiences Central to the learning in this unit is the 24/7 access to the computer laboratory and the specialised Instrumentation and Control Facility. All activities including laboratories, projects, simulations and workshops are conducted here. Formal lectures and workshops are used to introduce the main topic material, but students are strongly encouraged to help and work with others in developing their laboratory, problem solving and simulation and computer based analysis skills. A large part of the learning in this unit involves regular formal computer and laboratory workshop sessions.
Assessment The assessment components comprise of:
1. Laboratory and computer workshop (20%)
2. Problem solving assignment (10%)
3. Computer programming test (70%).
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Engineering or Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed ENG299 Control Systems and Process Dynamics AND ENG294 Discrete Time Systems may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students are expected to have some knowledge and background in Engineering mathematics and control area.
Previously 2015: 'Instrumentation and Control'; 2014: 'Advanced Control Systems Design'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Industrial Control Systems Engineering
Industrial Control Systems Engineering (ME+MIT)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Appears in these Minors Industrial Control Systems Engineering
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
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-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

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
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