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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)J Li (Clayton); K Chetty (Sunway)


The unit provides an introduction to transducer principles and the background to classify them in terms of performance and characteristics. A range of commonly available sensors are considered. Electronic components and data acquisition/digital signal processing software used in sensor systems are examined. Advanced sensory systems and associated programming techniques are introduced using robotic systems as an example domain.


The student is expected to acquire an understanding of transducer principles and to be able to evaluate sensors in terms of their performance and characteristics. They should be able to develop a complete sensory system including specifying the electronic components required and programming data acquisition and signal processing functions. Students should gather an appreciation of advanced sensory techniques used in robotics and be familiar with their implementation and programming requirements.


Examination (3 hours): 70%
Laboratory work: 20%
Written assignments: 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory/practice classes and six hours of private study per week.






ECE4306, GSE3801