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Measurement and Uncertainty Analysis (ENG670)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces students to the methods of quantitative measurement and analysis. Specifically, the ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement. After understanding the analysis techniques, students will then apply the techniques to a problem that is of industrial interest, significance and relevance. Students will need to specify test procedures, perform measurements and associated uncertainty analyses. The unit also serves as a preparation for the Engineering Masters Project.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

1. Understand and explain the expression of uncertainty in measurement following the ISO Guide.
2. Perform an uncertainty analysis on various types of measurements following the ISO Guide.
3. Effectively communicate the expression of uncertainty in measurement, both verbally and in written form.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences During weekly sessions, key concepts and the purpose of the ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (ISO GUM) will be introduced and applied in spread sheet exercises. Topics including error distributions, key statistical concepts, measurement modelling and correlations will also be discussed. Students are expected to pre-read the essential reading in preparation for these sessions and prepare presentations on key concepts.
Other activities include group work and an individual project. For the group work, students are expected to review, discuss, report and present as a group on a case study in measurement uncertainty. In the second half of the semester each student will individually work on a measurement and uncertainty analysis project with guidance from a project supervisor. Reports and presentations on these tasks form major parts of the assessment in this unit.
Assessment The assessment in this unit comprises of:
1. Presentation:The understanding of key concepts underpinning uncertainty analysis will be assessed in weekly presentations by students. (20%)
2. Case study in Measurement Uncertainty: A report and presentation by a group of students on an existing measurement and uncertainty analysis. (40%).
3. Project: - A report and presentation of an individual measurement and uncertainty analysis project. (40%).
All assessment activities will provide students with the skills to perform an uncertainty analysis on various types of measurements following the ISO Guide. The presentation and reporting activities during the unit will assist students with the effective communication and expression of uncertainty in measurement, both verbally and in written form.
Prerequisites Completion of at least 24 credit points of the Master of Engineering or permission of the Engineering Academic Chair.
Previously 2013: ENG560
2015: 'Research Principles and Methods'; 2013: 'Project Research and Preparation'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering (ME+MIT)
Industrial Control Systems Engineering
Industrial Control Systems Engineering (ME+MIT)
Master of Engineering (ME)
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.

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Unit Coordinator
ENG670
Dr David Parlevliet
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2157
e: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
ENG670

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr David Parlevliet
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2157
e: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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