Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures (3 one hour lectures per week) and up to 24 hours of workshops |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Simon Illingworth, Prof Dragan Nesic
Semester 1: Simon Illingworth
Semester 2: Dragan Nesic
This subject provides an introduction to automatic control with an emphasis on classical techniques for the analysis and design of feedback interconnections. Automatic control systems, and feedback interconnections more generally, arise in diverse areas of science and engineering. The basic problem in automatic control is to achieve desired behaviour in circumstance where knowledge of the system dynamics and/or the operating environment is uncertain. Such modelling uncertainty is inevitable in engineering design and feedback is a key to dealing with it. This subject is a core requirement in the Master of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, and Mechatronics).
This material is complemented by the use of software tools (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink) for computation and simulation, and exposure to operational control systems in the laboratory.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO's)
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the written exam to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO's) 1 and 2 are assessed in the final written examination, the mid-semester test, and the submitted reports for two projects.
ILO 3 is assessed as part of submitted project work and in-class discussions.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed the following skills:
Credit may not be obtained for both:
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through lectures and workshop classes that combine both tutorial and hands-on laboratory activities.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students are provided with lecture slides, worked problem sets, project specifications, and reference text lists.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Exposure to industry standard engineering design automation tools through laboratory activities
B-ENG Electrical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Mechanical Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Electrical)
Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
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