2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
SEM200, SEJ201, SEP291 or SEP291, SEB223, SIT172
Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour class per week, 2 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour studio per week. Students are required to attend and participate in project oriented activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.
1 x 1 hour of class per week (recordings provided), 2 x 1 hour online seminars per week. Students are required to attend and participate in project oriented activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for 2 days during the trimester intensive week (typically week 6 to work on assessment task 3 project portfolio).
This is a project/design based unit which aims to integrate the knowledge gained in mechanical systems control within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) course. The unit will also expose students to control concepts and technologies used in industry, including Programmable Logic Controllers, sensor/actuator systems, process (continuous) and sequential (discrete) control.
The unit revolves around a group-based project where students will be given a problem that has a specific industrial control context. Each problem will have unique components that will ensure each group provides a specific solution. They must identify a controllable medium, understand the sensor requirements and constraints in relation to the actuator system, propose a suitable control model, simulate and demonstrate the solution(s). The aim will be to develop an automated solution that will require a complex (multi) sensor/actuator approach with high-level control model support, backed up by an industrial PLC system. Emphasis will be on developing an approach from the problem definition phase all the way through to a demonstrated solution.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in project portfolio (team) and a mark of at least 50% in the final report (individual).
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEM301 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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