• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Ian Petersen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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Course has been adjusted for remote participation in 2021. Some on-campus activities are available. Attendance at these where possible is encouraged.

This course introduces students to recently developed and advanced techniques for solving complex control problems. The course presents theory and methodology for analysis and modelling of systems and signals, and methods for design and synthesis of feedback controllers. The emphasis of this course will be on robust control and optimal control of dynamical 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 the basic properties of multivariable linear systems such as controllability, observability, and transfer functions.
  2. Describe and evaluate nonlinear dynamical systems and apply linearization techniques when appropriate
  3. Compute signal norms and system gains to evaluate and compare dynamic systems
  4. Derive linear quadratic optimal controllers for scalar systems, and evaluate how design parameters influence the closed-loop system properties.
  5. Formulate solutions to linear H-infinity optimal control.
  6. Explain and discuss the basic principles behind model-predictive control, including how the design parameters influence the closed-loop performance.
  7. Design and assess model-predictive controllers for real-world dynamical systems.

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Indicative Assessment

Problem sets 20%, Hardware lab report 10%, Computer lab 5%, Project report 15%, Project presentation 10%, Final exam 40%

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Workload

12 × 2 hr Lectures, 2 × 3 hr Labs, 6 × 2 hr Tutorials

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Engineering, and have completed ENGN3223 or ENGN6223 or an equivalent course in control systems.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6052 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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