Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will focus on surveying current experimental practice in electronics. Topics covered include the Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Digital Circuits and other devices that may be relevant. Students also learn a range of software tools and programming languages such as MATLAB, industry recognised IDEs, Embedded C and C. Students are expected to develop a high level of proficiency in using the above devices as well as a range of laboratory equipment, such as power supplies, signal generators, PCs and development boards.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students are expected to perform MATLAB calculations, write m-files and use MATLAB for communications based purposes.
02. Students are expected to design lower order passive filters, calculate and compensate for loading effects of the two port networks.
03. Students are expected to perform circuit simulation on analogue circuits and passive filters
04. Students are expected to use a range of laboratory equipment such as power supplies, signal generators, PC's, the Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO's and Spectrum Analysers.
05. Be familiar with laboratory instruments and procedures
06. Demonstrate effective written communication skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Three 1-hour lab tests (total 3000 words equiv) Online LMS quiz performed within a laboratory sessionN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
One 2-hour examination Hurdle Requirement: To pass the subject, a minimum 40% mark in the examination is mandatory.N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
One 500-word assignment Assignment focuses on: Characterisation of randomised filtersN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6