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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr S Khoddam (Clayton); Dr Edwin Tan (Sunway)


Instruction on automatic control of electromechanical systems, including analysis, experimental, and computational techniques (with Matlab/Simulink). Control system design through state-space and digital control methods for application to mechatronics, with particular focus on compensators, controllability, observability, z-transform time discretization, and the basics of control of nonlinear systems.


Students are expected to gain the ability to model and control mechatronics systems through analysis, computational, and experimental methods; master the fundamentals of modern and digital control theories in order to apply them to the design of control systems, and understand the significance and difficulty associated with nonlinear phenomena in control system design.


Written assignments:10%
Laboratory work: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory/tutorial and six hours of private study per week