SEE710 - Instrumentation and Process Control


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

For students enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463, S465: SEJ302 and completion of 18 credits points or Unit Chair approval.

For students enrolled in S550, S652, S751, S752, S756, S757, S758, S759, S652, S550: Nil.

For students enrolled in courses outside of the School of Engineering: Unit Chair approval.



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 2 x 1 hour seminar per week.


Topics covered will include sensors and transducers, their application to force, pressure, displacement, and temperature measurements. Process and instrumentation diagrams, process characteristics, examples of control loops, feedback and feed-forward control, dynamic behaviour of low-order, higher-order systems and nonlinear systems, modelling of industrial processes including least square methods and Kalman filter for estimations, system identification technique to construct linear, nonlinear or complex system dynamics are taught. On top of that, implementation of control algorithms, discrete time control, optimal control, discrete finite-time control (dead-beat control), fundamental concept of robust control theory, and robust sliding mode control for high-order uncertain nonlinear industrial systems are part of the rich content of this advanced unit.

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