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SEE701 - Control Systems Engineering

Unit details

Year2016 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


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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%, two assignments (20% each) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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