By the end of this subject, students will be able to have:
1. A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of the design of discrete controllers through their analysis in the time (state space) and frequency (transfer function) domains.
2. Coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in control engineering.
3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of control engineering to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods for the time and frequency analysis of discrete control systems.
4. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs of discrete controllers to meet defined and specified requirements.
5. An understanding of design methodologies for discrete controllers, and an ability to use them.
6. Workshop and laboratory skills to implement discrete controllers in real platforms.
7. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods for the design and implementation of discrete controllers.
8. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems related to the design and implementation of discrete controllers.
9. An understanding of applicable techniques and methods in control engineering, and of their limitations.