SEE701 - Control Systems Engineering

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Hieu Trinh

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic control principles


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Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 2 x 1 hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. 


This unit investigates, in-depth, the theory and design of linear finite-dimensional systems using state space description. The emphasis is on analysis and control of more complex systems, i.e. large and multivariate systems. The topics addressed in this unit are: state space representation of physical systems; controllability, observability and stability of systems; solutions of state equations and model decomposition; state feedback control and pole placement; state observers; reduced-order observers; linear functional observers and output feedback control. Applications of the above theory will be illustrated using problems from energy, robotics and aerospace and will use MATLAB software for control system design and analysis.


Examination 60%, problem based assignment 20%, problem based assignment 20%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination.

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