To support our commitment to Australia's industrial competitiveness and capabilities, CDSC also delivers industry courses.

Priority Research Centre for
COMPLEX DYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND CONTROL

Courses

Full List of Courses Provided by CDSC

To support our commitment to Australia's industrial competitiveness and capabilities, CDSC also delivers industry courses. These courses are generally offered at CDSC every other year. However, these courses can also be delivered on demand and on-site by the requesting industry partner.

Current courses available:

Modern Industrial Control (24 hours):

The Modern Industrial Control course is aimed at tertiary qualified engineers, scientists, and control practitioners. It provides practical knowledge and tools for design, analysis and implementation of both conventional and advanced control strategies. It would also be beneficial to academics or research students in gaining exposure to how modern control theory can be effectively applied to practical problems. The course includes laboratories based on industrial control problems.

Kalman Filtering and Applications (16 hours):

The Kalman Filtering short course is aimed at tertiary qualified engineers, scientists, and signal processing practitioners. It will also be of interest to control engineers because of the close relationship between Kalman Filters, soft sensing and system identification. The material is designed to give fundamental theory, a discussion of practical issues, case studies and simulation laboratories for Kalman Filters.

Modelling of Complex Physical Dynamic Systems (16 hours)

The Modeling of Complex Systems short course is aimed at tertiary qualified engineers, scientists, and signal processing practitioners. This course presents an advanced unified approach to modelling and simulation of complex physical systems based on energy considerations.

In a real engineering environment, the design of complex systems requires the analysis of components from different physical domains (electrical, mechanical, and hydraulics, etc.) and to solve modelling problems which do not fit into a single discipline. Energy considerations provide a unified approach to the modelling of complex physical system and allows engineers with particular specialisations (electrical, mechanical, and mechatronics) to comprehend and treat problems in other areas of engineering by using analogies of systems in their areas of expertise.

Advanced Control Design (50 hours lectures + 30 hours tutorials and labs)

This course examines advanced analysis and design issues in linear feedback control systems. The course provides an in-depth introduction to the fundamental concepts of linear system theory using both transfer function and state equation system descriptions. Emphasis is placed on the design of feedback controllers and state estimators for pole-placement, robust regulation, tracking and disturbance rejection, in the context of real world industrial process applications.

Content:

  1. Review of Classical Control and Modelling
  2. Internal Model Control design procedure for SISO systems; (Q parameterisation, relationship to state feedback) with implications for PID, Smith predictors; and extensions to unstable plants.
  3. Saturation and anti-integral windup schemes
  4. State Space models, and systems theory (controllability, observability, state variable feedback, observers)
  5. Design constraints in feedback control systems
  6. Elements of System Identification
  7. Introduction to Multivariable control (decoupling, interaction, analysis and design)
  8. Introduction to optimal control and estimation.
  9. Case studies

For further enquires, please contact CDSC-Chief Operating Officer: Dr. Greg Adams.