• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Matthew James
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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, and biomedical engineering. The emphasis of this course will be on the basic theories and feedback controller design methods of linear time-invariant systems.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate systematic understanding of the principles and consequences of feedback mechanisms in dynamical systems.
  2. Define and explain feedback and feedforward control architecture and discuss the importance of performance, robustness and stability in control design.
  3. Apply linearisation techniques to nonlinear systems and perform controllability and observability analysis to linear time-invariant systems.
  4. Design controllers using state-feedback and output-feedback and basic linear quadratic optimality in feedback design.
  5. Compute gain and phase margins from Bode diagrams and Nyquist plots and understand their implications in terms of robust stability.
  6. Design and implement feedback controllers for real-world dynamical systems.

Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quizzes (20%)
  2. Hardware Lab (10%)
  3. Computer Lab (5%)
  4. Design Project Report (15%)
  5. Design Project Presentation (10%)
  6. Exam (40%)

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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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering.

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.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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
7417 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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