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Electronic System Design (ELEN90053)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeELEN90053
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This subject will explore the design of various electrical and electronic systems and provide students with a range of common and practical design techniques and circuits in the context of a guided laboratory based project.


Subject may cover specific concepts surrounding the design and implementation of:

  • Design process;
  • Design for manufacture and assembly;
  • Advanced PCB design;
  • Oscillators;
  • Phase-locked loops and frequency synthesis;
  • Base-band signalling schemes and clock recovery;
  • Mixers and logarithmic amplification;
  • Automatic gain control;
  • Filters;
  • Synchronous detection;
  • High-speed analog-digital conversion;
  • High-frequency amplification;
  • Low noise amplifiers;
  • Power supply design;
  • Batteries, battery charging systems, and management;
  • Test and measurement;
  • Sensors.

Intended learning outcomes


Having completed this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Apply practical knowledge of a range of standard electrical and electronic subsystems
  2. Quantitatively analyse and design the behaviour of standard electrical and electronic subsystems
  3. Integrate standard electrical and electronic subsystems
  4. Select, design, implement and test a range of standard electrical and electronic subsystems

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed the following skills:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals;
  • In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline;
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance;
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
  • Openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom;
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.

Last updated: 3 April 2019