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
OfferedSunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chao Chen (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 for application to mechatronics, with particular focus on compensators, controllability and observability.


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