Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
In this unit you will be introduced to Digital Control Systems, their applications, and the industries they are applied in. Through case studies and site visits (where possible) you will also investigate the use of digital control systems across a range of contexts. This unit will cover both hardware and software systems in practice, real-time measurement and response, open and closed-loop control, control as a system, and contemporary technology and design concepts. You will have the opportunity to design, analyse and build digital control system elements.
This unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
|Unit name||Digital Control Systems|
|Coordinator||Mr Simon Little|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Explain the application of digital control systems across different industries and contexts.
- Use key theoretical concepts to analyse digital control systems.
- Apply key concepts to design, document and build digital control system elements
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAT104
Two to three on campus practical sessions per semester (2-3 hours per session).
|Assessment||AT3: Project Report (50%)|AT2: Project Proposal (30%)|AT1: Case Study (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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