Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ahmet Sekercioglu (Clayton); Dr Narayanan Ramakrishnan (Sunway)


This unit extends the level of complexity of electronic design by integrating and applying knowledge from a number of second year units. Students will use knowledge from linear and non-linear electronics, computer engineering and communications engineering, to tackle a group project, applying project management skills, and extending their experience of working in groups. The project will extend the design processes introduced in the earlier units to a larger, more complex, and less constrained situation. The project will be complemented by lectures in project management, including working with teams, project management tools and techniques, and written and verbal communication.


Integration and application of knowledge from different areas. Practical experience of the tools of circuit design of greater complexity. Experience in reading a wide range of component data and extracting the relevant information. Skills to work in teams. Skills to find optima in designs subject to constraints. Confidence to consider many possible solutions and choose on the data available. Experience of practical problems of more complex electronic constructions.


Project: 70%, Requirements Analysis Document: 10%, Design Specification Document: 10%, Presentation: 10%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week


ECE2041 and ECE2061 and (ECE2062 or ECE2031) and ECE2071 and ECE2072 or FIT1002 for students studying double degrees with science


ECE3905, TEC3191, TRC3000