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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)D G Holmes


Semiconductor physics is developed further. Non-ideal OpAmps are investigated and signal conditioning circuits and high frequency circuits are explored, including multistage amplifiers, oscillators and phase locked loops. Electronic circuit design using CAD and PCB is further developed. The switching of digital logic circuits and high speed connections are discussed. Practical electronic design issues are presented including EMI. Cascaded control systems are explored, taking into account deadband, saturation and transport delay. Concepts of State Space representation, transfer functions, canonical realization, Observability and controllability and discrete-time systems are presented.


  1. To extend semiconductor theory to additional electronic devices and to integrated circuit structures
  2. To gain more detailed knowledge and understanding of electronic amplifier circuits, and to understand how transistors and electronics are used in higher frequency and oscillator applications
  3. To understand the importance and implications of the switching operation of digital logic circuits
  4. To further explore the design of electronic circuits using simulation and CAD design systems
  5. To understand SISO control systems, state space modeling and their relationship to transfer function representation of dynamic systems
  6. To introduce discrete-time/sampled-data control systems

To extend the ability and practical skills to:

  1. design electronic circuits using simulation tools and construct, debug and verify the operation of electronic circuits in the laboratory
  2. predict and measure the performance of digital logic switching circuits
  3. design and experimentally verify the operation of SISO control systems


Examination: (3 hrs) 70%, Mid-semester test/laboratory/project and assignment work: 30%. Students must achive a mark of at least 45% in each component to achieve an overall pass grade.

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory/practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week


ECE2031 and ECE2061