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Industrial Signals and Systems (ENG514)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: SUM-internal
Description This unit aims to provide an understanding and practical experience with the acquisition, processing and analysis of signals obtained from typical engineering systems. It essentially represents a culmination of the material under the broad category of signals and systems. Although a range of theoretical concepts are addressed, emphasis is upon using modern computer-based hardware components and software packages.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the completion of this unit, you should:
1. Understand the methods, limitations and hardware requirements involved in the discrete time sampling of continuous time signals.
2. Understand the continuous and discrete time methods for the analysis of signals including the fundamentals of identification and estimation
3. Be able to use computer based tools for simulation, analysis and problem solving of signals
4. Be able to use computer based hardware and modern software packages to condition, collect, process and analyse physical signals.
5. Appreciate the similarities and differences of signals derived from systems with widely varying response times.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshop: 1 x 4 hours per week. (Generally.)
Unit Learning Experiences Central to the learning in this unit is the 24/7 access to the specialised Industrial Computer Systems Facility. All activities including laboratories, projects, simulations and workshops are conducted here. Although informal lectures and workshops are used to introduce the main topic material, students are strongly encouraged to help and work with others in developing their laboratory, problem solving, simulation and computer based analysis skills. A large part of the learning in this unit involves regular informal workshop sessions as staff frequently visit the facility to provide guidance, help and support.
Other Learning Experiences Access to facility (24/7) outside formal class hours to learn, practice and support each other is an important aspect of the unit. It is a part of the studio style of learning.
Assessment This unit involves 3 computer based open book tests (70%) which tests the understanding, knowledge and skills developed within the unit. To facilitate the development of the problem solving and analysis aspect there are regular assignments (10%) whereby students are expected to use computer based tools. The laboratory component (20%), involves development of computer based simulation, practical measurement and analysis skills.
An important aspect of the unit is usage of the specialised Industrial Computer Systems facility, where by students use the computer based measurement and control hardware, software, simulation and analysis tools to develop understanding, skills and knowledge appropriate to signal analysis and generation.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Engineering or Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
Notes Students are expected to have been exposed to at least one programming language but ideally have some experience in LabVIEW, MATLAB and SIMULINK. Additionally it is assumed the student has fundamental knowledge of electrical circuits and electronics both from a practical perspective and an analytical problem solving perspective.
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Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Graeme Cole
Associate Professor Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6950
e: Graeme.Cole@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003F - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Associate Professor Graeme Cole
Associate Professor Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6950
e: Graeme.Cole@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003F - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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