Digital Control Systems

EAT10012 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 100

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 3 Dec 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
6 Oct 23

Aims and objectives

This unit covers sensors, signal conditioning, digital logic and programmable logic controllers used in electrical and electromechanically cyber physical systems. The unit will examine sensors that are typically used in industry to accurately measure force, heat, radiation, pressure, physical distance (width, length and thickness) both angular and linear and chemical composition. The unit will introduce the fundamental of digital logic and signal conditioning techniques as applied to Programmable Logic Control based systems.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Classify, and select basic and smart sensors for a digital system.
ULO2Apply and interface smart sensors to a cyber-physical system.
ULO3Implement and test a signal conditioning system for a digital system.
ULO4Select and use appropriate communication protocols for the design of a digital control system.
ULO5Understand and describe control system principles.
ULO6Test and verify the PLC-based digital control system for industrial applications.

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Associate Degree of Applied Technologies (AB-APPTEC)