Control Systems

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Control Systems

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    It is assumed that the students possess some background knowledge of the solution of ODEs and are competent at algebraic manipulation, elementary differential calculus (differentiation and integration), and application of complex numbers. It is strongly recommended that students have prior knowledge of 2303NSC Maths 2A (or 2305NSC Calculus II). Also it is assumed that your background knowledge includes basic mechanics and physics (forces and motion; energy; simple electrical laws).

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    The course introduces students to the theory and practice of control systems. It discusses the basic (introductory) methods of control systems analysis and design, with emphasis on the principle of negative feedback which is the essence of operation of control systems. Engineering examples are used to introduce and illustrate the usefulness of the control systems theory and to make the students aware of this important engineering area. Assessment is by lab preliminaries, reports on laboratory experiments, and a final examination.

    Course Introduction
    Control Systems is concerned with modelling and manipulating physical systems so that they behave in a desired way that is articulated by specifications. These specifications may aim to achieve safer operation, reduced waste or environmental impact, or improved quality or productivity. Thus, the ability to control the performance of dynamic systems is an essential part of most engineering tasks.

    This course is designed for mechanical, mechatronics, and electrical engineering students, and is interdisciplinary in nature. Therefore, this course will investigate a range of control systems applications, from biological systems and economics through to electrical and mechanical engineering control systems applications. Through the study of classical control techniques, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to solve many of the problems they will face as engineers.

    Course Aims
    The 3304ENG course introduces students to the theory and practice of control systems. It discusses the basic (introductory) methods of control systems analysis and design, with emphasis on the principle of negative feedback which is the essence of the operation of control systems. Examples are used to illustrate the usefulness of control systems theory and to make the students aware of this important area of engineering.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1  identify and describe the basic features of configurations of control systems;
    2  analyse the basic properties and operational performance of control systems;
    3  design a control system that exhibits the desired features;
    4  simultaneously master analysis and design techniques and, thus further your analytical thinking and problem solving skills;
    5  communicate engineering results on control systems, their performance and design aspects.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.