Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this module is offered.
Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
The principal aim of this module is to provide students with a well-founded background and understanding into the theory and application of engineering measurement and instrumentation. Throughout an integrated approach into the application of statistics and uncertainty analysis in the design of measurement systems and measurement test plans are emphasised.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Understand, identify and define the basic concepts of experimental measurement methods, standards, calibration and systems.|
|2||Define the static and dynamic characteristics of signals and systems. Develop transfer function model to represent the dynamic behaviour of a measurement system, perform signal analysis to determine dynamic parameter and performance.|
|3||Apply statistical methods to understand, quantify and represent finite sensor data sets.|
|4||Perform uncertainty analysis from sensor performance information|
|5||Describe principle of operation and analyse analogue measurement techniques, analyse loading effects that a measurement system exerts on the measured variable.|
|6||Design and analyse operational amplifier circuits, special purpose application circuits, passive and active filters to perform signal conditioning.|
|7||Describe the fundamental principle of operation and mathematical formulation of temperature sensors, describe the application of temperature sensors within electronic circuits to form measurement systems and perform system analysis.|
|8||Describe the fundamental principle of operation and mathematical formulation of pressure and velocity measurement sensors, describe the application of pressure and velocity measurement sensors within electronic circuits to form measurement systems, perform system analysis.|
|9||Describe the fundamental principle of operation and mathematical formulation of flow measurement sensors, describe the application of flow measurement sensors within electronic circuits to form measurement systems, perform system analysis.|
|10||Describe the fundamental principle of operation and mathematical formulation of strain measurement sensors, describe the application of strain measurement sensors within electronic circuits to form measurement systems, perform system analysis.|
Coursework assessment: 40%
Selecting and specifying instrumentation, defining measurement test procedures and interpreting test results is a common basis for the practice of test engineering. A major outcome of this module is for the student to demonstrate competence to design and conduct investigations and experiments exit level outcome 4: Investigations, experiments and data analysis. To reinforce learning the following design and synthesis tools are recommended:
There will be a combination of lectures that include interactive elements, tutorials and laboratory work. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorials, assignments, class tests and an examination.
Digital Electronics, Basic Analogue Electronics