ACS219 Process Control
Module Description (subject to change)
Process control is the study of regulating the conditions of a process in order to obtain a stable process and to generate high quality products efficiently, economically and safely. This module covers modelling and analysing various control system behaviours, including first order and higher order systems, with closed and open loops. The application of control systems to various chemical processes and units will be included.
Credits: 15 (Autumn Semester)
If you have any questions about the module please talk to us during the lectures or the labs in the first instance. It is likely that other students will learn from any questions you ask as well, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Outside of lectures please contact me via email, or drop in to see me.
By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module includes these topics:
Learning and Teaching Methods
NOTE: This summary of teaching methods is representative of a normal Semester. Owing to the ongoing disruption from Covid-19, the exact method of delivery will be different in 2020/21.
Lectures: 36 hours
Learning and Teaching Materials
All teaching materials will be available via MOLE and a university shared server (accessible via MUSE and on the main network).
Formal exam (40%) 2 hrs in Autumn exam period.
Blackboard (MOLE) quizzes (20%)
This module has regular tutorials in a laboratory where students can ask for feedback on their progress and raise any other concerns as well as seek more detailed feedback and assistance. This includes the opportunity to learn and develop MATLAB skills.
The lecturers are also responsive to requests for some generic feedback during lecture time, as time permits.
All the assignments are designed to give students fast quantitative feedback on their progress in that they allow students to assess explicitly to what extent they have mastered different topics.
Feedback is also available via the discussions board on MOLE.
A brief summary of how the class performed in the examination, both on the paper overall and on individual questions (on MOLE).
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
You can view the latest Department response to the survey feedback here.
Recommended background reading (especially introduction chapters):