Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)H Chung (Clayton); C P Tan (Sunway)


Instruction on the basics of automatic control design, including anaysis and design techniques (with MATLAB/SIMULINK). Assumes students have the ability to form and use classical and state-space models of linear systems, can calculate their responses in time and frequency domain, and have experience in using MATLAB. Control system design through root-locus, frequency response, direct pole-placement, and state estimation, with concepts of linear systems, controllability, and observability. Introductions to robust stability, PID control design, digital systems, and optimal control design methods will also be provided.


Assignments: 25%
Examination (3 hours): 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies

Contact hours

22 lectures, 22 practice class/laboratory hours


MEC3457 or MAE3408 or TRC3600