• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Ian Petersen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Control Systems is the study of the analysis and regulation of the output behaviors of dynamical systems subject to input signals. The concepts and tools discussed in this course can be used in a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, manufacturing, biomedical, and even financial engineering. The emphasis of this course will be on analysis and feedback controller design methods for linear time-invariant systems. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and explain feedback and feed-forward control architecture and discuss the importance of performance, robustness and stability in control design
  2. Interpret and apply block diagram representations of control systems and design PID controllers based on empirical tuning rules
  3. Compute stability of linear systems using the Routh array test and use this to generate control design constraints
  4. Use Evans root locus techniques in control design for real world systems
  5. Compute gain and phase margins from Bode diagrams and Nyquist plots and understand their implications in terms of robust stability
  6. Design Lead-Lag compensators based on frequency data for an open-loop linear system.

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Indicative Assessment

8 quizzes during tutorials, 40%, Hardware lab report 10% Computer Lab report 5%,  final exam 45%.

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Workload

12 x 1 hour lectures, 9 x 2 hours tutorials, 8 x homework assignments, one 3 hour hardware lab, one 3 hour computer lab.

Prescribed Texts

Lecture Notes and Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 7th Edition by
Gene F. Franklin,  J. Da Powell,  Abbas Emami-Naeini

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics including differential equations, complex numbers and Laplace transforms, matrices, Physics including classical mechanics and electrical circuits.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7742 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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