Courses & Units

Digital Control Systems ZAT104

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Digital control systems are ubiquitous and find their applications from medicine to robotics, food and space industries. The introductory subject portrays a digital control system as a common class of embedded hardware/software systems for real-time measurement, open and closed-loop control, with understanding of modern real-time control systems design concepts.

Students should enrol in ZAP104 Practice and Portfolio 4 in conjunction with this subject.


Unit name Digital Control Systems
Unit code ZAT104
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

Nick Boyd

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 031300

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ZAP104 Practice and Portfolio 4


Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLo during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus  practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.

  • Online quiz (10%)
  • Laboratory report (40%)
  • Project (50%)
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