Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 to 4 hours per week, 36 in total, lectures and problem-solving classes |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Plus one of
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorProf Steven Prawer
This subject integrates the principles of physics and electrical engineering to introduce students to sensor technology.Topics to be covered include the basic principles of the quantum theory of atoms, molecules and solids and the application of these principles to a wide range of materials which are of key importance in modern electronics and technology. In addition to the fundamental concepts, topics to be covered include an introduction to various types of sensors and the basic physical phenomena underpinning their operation.
Students completing this subject should be able to:
Ongoing assessment of laboratory work during the semester (20%); project work totalling up to the equivalent of 3000 words comprising a written report (15%) and a poster presentation (15%) due during the semester; a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (50%).
|Recommended Texts:||J Fraden, Handbook of Modern Sensors, 3rd Edition. Springer|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students should enhance their ability to:
|Notes:||This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.|
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) Biomechanics |
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Biosignals
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (IT) Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science
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