Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject concerns electronic instrumentation and sensors for biomedical, industrial and scientific applications: Sensors/transducers; signal conditioning; signal processing; data conversion and data presentation, single/multi-channel acquisition systems. Design of single, compound and hybrid-transistor amplifiers, current sources, active loads, power semiconductor thermal performance and safe operating area. Op amp circuit design and application, instrumentation amps, feedback amps and stability. Power supplies: transformers, rectifiers, filters, regulators, protection circuits. Measurement characteristics and errors, interfering/modifying inputs. Industrial/medical electrical safety, signal grounding, ground loops, electrical isolation, sources of internal and external noise, interference and shielding, signal-to-noise ratio, active filters for noise reduction. Sensors (eg flow, pressure, temperature, displacement, strain, motion, chemical/biomedical electrodes).

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE2CIR, ELE2ANI


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsElectrical Engineering Principles & ApplicationsRecommendedHambley, A5TH EDN, PEARSON, 2011
ReadingsIntroduction to Engineering ExperimentationRecommendedWheeler, A Ganji, A3RD EDN, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL, 2010
ReadingsMicroelectronic circuit designRecommendedJaeger, R4TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL, 2011
ReadingsMicroelectronic circuitsRecommendedNeamen, D4TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL, 2010
ReadingsMicroelectronic circuitsRecommendedRashid, M2ND EDN, CENGAGE, 2011
ReadingsMicroelectronic circuitsRecommendedSedra, A6TH EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2010
ReadingsNewnes interfacing companionRecommendedFischer-Cripps, A.NEWNES/ELSEVIER, 2002.
ReadingsProcess control instrumentation technologyRecommendedJohnson, C.8TH EDN, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL, 2006
ReadingsSensors and signal Conditioning,RecommendedPallas-Areny, R., Webster, J.G.2ND EDN. JOHN WILEY & SONS, 2001.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Class requirements

Three 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Three 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
four 500-word assignments20
labs (approx 1,000 words each)30
one 3-hour examination50