University of Technology Sydney

48531 Electromechanical Automation

6cp; Forms of attendance, mode of delivery and assessment requirements in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline/Canvas.
Requisite(s): ((48520 Electronics and Circuits OR 48660 Dynamics and Control) AND 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2)

Field of practice: Electrical Engineering major


Undergraduate

Description

The objectives of this subject are to consolidate fundamental knowledge of electric and magnetic fields; electric and magnetic circuits; how electric, magnetic and electromagnetic energy are interchanged; to model an electromechanical automation system using DC and AC motors and simulate its performance in open-loop and closed-loop control. Students also acquire skills in working with machines and equipment at normal mains supply voltage, in power instrumentation and control, PLCs and in experimental design and recording. Technical and theoretical content is expected to be acquired by students to the levels of 'know' (essential), 'familiar' (can solve problems if required) and 'aware' (have read/seen). Laboratory skills, ranging from electrical safety, measurements, design validation and experimental verification are an important focus of this subject.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus


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