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Control Systems 2 ENG432


The unit concentrates on industrial process dynamics and control. The fundamentals of dynamic systems analysis and controller design studied in Control Systems 1 are built upon to include empirical modelling, and enhanced single loop control strategies. Specific topics that will be covered include: introduction to process control, theoretical models of processes, dynamic response characteristics of systems, development of empirical dynamic models from process data, feedback controllers, PID controller design, tuning and troubleshooting, frequency response analysis (Bode diagrams and Nyquist diagrams), and control system design based on frequency response methods (Bode- and Nyquist-inspired techniques).


Unit name Control Systems 2
Unit code ENG432
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Bernardo León de la Barra

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse complex dynamic systems, and develop empirical models from process data.

2. Design controllers in the time and frequency domains.

3. Implement the most common control strategies applied in the process industry.

4. Design, tune and troubleshoot practical implementations of industrial PID controllers.

5. Communicate how relevant applied research may inform the modern practice of process control engineering.



Band Field of Education
2 039999

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Three major assessments:  2 x laboratory reports (or oral assessment of group work) (20%), project control design project (50%) and 2-hr end of semester exam (30%)

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