Courses & Units

Maritime Automation JEE344



This unit provides students with knowledge of instrumentation and control control systems and helps students develop practical skills in operation, modelling, design, simulation and analysis of control systems and their components commonly used in maritime industries.


Unit name Maritime Automation
Unit code JEE344
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Hung Nguyen

Teaching staff

Dr Hung Nguyen

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Explain the theories and methods of measuring temperature, pressure, flow and level, operating principles of components of maritime control systems including sensors, transducers, transmitters, actuators, controllers, signal conditioning units, signal processing and interfacing with other devices

ILO 2 Apply engineering principles, mathematical representations (including differential equations, transfer functions and state space model), block diagrams and control theory to characterise maritime control systems and their components and analyse their stability and performance

ILO 3 Design and analyse automatic maritime control systems and/or with hardware including data acquisition and I/O interfacing devices such as PLCs and CAN buses and software by applying PID, modern and intelligent control laws in control systems used in marine and offshore industries

ILO 4 Use LabVIEW and/or MATLAB/Simulink (as required) as a tool for design, simulation, system identification and modelling, operation and analysis of performance of the designed maritime control systems against the pre-defined specifications.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 031701

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hr lecture, 1 x 1-hr tutorial and 1 x 2-hr practical weekly (13 weeks)


Design Assignment 50%, Labs 30%, LabVIEW Tutorials 20%

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