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EE5610 - Industrial System Automation and Control

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The aim of this subject is to prepare the students to work at a high level in industry with automation and control systems and to give students extensive hands on practice of implementing the automation, control and monitoring of industrial processes and fault-finding. To provide a laboratory programme that is closely linked to the lectures and which emphasises the main learning objectives of the course through assignments and mini projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • verify automation / control systems using good design practice;
  • design, install and maintain automation and control systems;
  • work at a high level in industry with automation and control systems;
  • employ high-level PLC control systems in the computer integration of a manufacturing process;
  • evaluate methods of data handling and conversion;
  • implement the skills required for automation, control and monitoring of industrial processes;
  • implement industrial processes including discrete manufacturing, control of sequences, batch processing, and process control;
  • implement computer integrated manufacturing (C.I.M.) and flexible manufacturing systems (F.M.S.).

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (25%) - Group
  • Practical assessment 20% Class participation 5% - (25%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EE5310


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Professor Mohan Jacob
Lecturer: Dr Graham Woods.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours online Seminars
  • 2 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.