Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In the first part of the subject, students will learn advanced techniques in LabView programming which include programming concepts and functions to perform tests and measurements, data acquisition, instrument control, real-time data analysis, and report generation. In the second part, each student will undertake a LabView based design project in signal processing and control. In a typical design project, a student will use several sensors such as an infrared range finder for detecting a moving object and/or a sensor for measuring the temperature. The student is required to construct the circuit and to interface the circuit with LabView. The student will then write LabView programs for the measurement and control of the circuit to provide certain functionalities such as boom gate control or temperature control.  

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDennis Deng

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE5FPC or equivalent


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Signals and Systems using the web and MATLABRecommendedKamen, EW and Heck, BS 20073RD ED., PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsHands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and EngineersRecommendedJohn Essick, 2012OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsLabView Core 1 and 2 Course ManualRecommendedNational InstrumentsNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
ReadingsSignal Processing FirstRecommendedMcClellan, JH, Schafer, RW and Yoder, MA 2003PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an electronic system which involves sensors and various outputs to interface with LabView.

Lab classes and exercises, design project.

02. Apply the necessary analytical tools to analyse and design digital signal processing and control system using Fourier analysis, LTI systems.

Project and practical work.

03. Implement digital control systems using LabView.

Project and practical work.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Deng

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Laboratory tests (approximately 3000 words equivalent)2 x 30 min quizzes (Weeks 4 and 7) and 2 x 1 hour practical tests (Weeks 5 and 8)20 02, 03
One 1-hour examination (1000 words equivalent)20 02
One design project (3500 words equivalent)The project runs in 4 weeks, each week students are expected to use their lab time (4 hours/week) to finish the project.30 01, 02, 03
3 Laboratory reports resulting from problem solving tasks (3600 words equivalent total)Based on results and analysis of several weeks worth of laboratory problem solving tasks30 02, 03