ENCH391-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016

Process Systems and Control

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
11 Jul 2016 - 13 Nov 2016


An introduction to process dynamics and process control technology.

• Dynamic process modelling
• Process dynamic elements such as resistive, capacitive, first-order, oscillatory and dead-time elements
• Behaviour of systems of dynamic elements using MATLAB and Excel
• Basic feedback control concepts and the Proportional-Integral-Derivative controller
• Closed loop stability and empirical tuning of controllers
• Control hardware including controllers, sensors and valves
• Cascade, ratio and feed-forward control
• Control of unit operations

The course will be taught both via a real-time approach involving the hands on use of dynamic simulation and building on classical process dynamics knowledge developed in earlier years.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ken Morison


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Dynamic systems with Matlab 05 Aug 2016 6%
Process Dynamics Lab weeks 5 & 6 07 Sep 2016 8%
Computer Test 14 Sep 2016 10%
Tuning Lab Completion 2%
Assignment 3 28 Sep 2016 8%
Assignment 4 14 Oct 2016 8%
Computer and Written Exams 58%


Recommended Reading

Marlin, T. E; Process control : designing processes and control systems for dynamic performance; 2nd ed; McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Svrcek, William Y. , Mahoney, Donald P., Young, Brent R; A real-time approach to process control; 2nd ed; Wiley, 2006.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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