Control and Automation

RME30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to enable you to model the control system mathematically, analyse the behaviour of the system, design a controller for the system and evaluate the outcome of the controlled system.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Generate models of control systems using differential equations (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2) 
2. Analyse the behaviour of a control system when input to the system is applied (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2) 
3. Use different control terms and parameters to describe system behaviour (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2) 
4. Determine system stability (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2) 
5. Use the root locus and frequency response method to analyse control system performance (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2) 
6. Design simple feedback control systems (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3) 
7. Demonstrate effective written communication and team membership through group laboratory activities (A2, A7) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.