ELEN30014 Analog and Digital Electronics Concepts

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 x 1 hour lectures and 12 x 2 hour workshops
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated 170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Gavin Buskes


Email: g.buskes@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:


This subject develops a fundamental understanding of the concepts behind and tools used for the analysis and design of analog and digital electronic systems. This is one of four subjects that define the Mechatronics Systems major in the Bachelor of Science and it is a core requirement of the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).


Topics include:

Analog systems - time-domain differential equation models of RLC networks, initial conditions, transient response, transfer functions, frequency response, passive filters, impedance functions, two-port networks and dependent sources and matrix circuit representations, op-amp models.

Digital systems – encoding information and digital data processing, CMOS realisation of basic logic gates, timing contracts, acyclic networks, switching algebra, combinational logic synthesis, cyclic networks and memory, finite-state machines, metastability, synchronous timing and synchronisation, data-processing paths, control logic and stored-program machines.

Aspects of these topics will be explored through laboratory work involving simulation tools and hardware experiments.

Learning Outcomes:

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

On completing this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  1. Model and analyse the linear time-invariant behaviour of electrical and electronic systems, in both the time and frequency domain
  2. Design, construct and test passive and active electrical networks that achieve specified linear time-invariant behaviour
  3. Use software tools to simulate the behaviour of linear electrical networks
  4. Apply fundamental concepts and tools in the analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic systems, with an appreciation for the role and limitations of important digital abstractions
  5. Configure and test digital hardware development platforms in the laboratory
  • One written three-hour end of semester examination, worth 60%;
  • Continuous assessment of quizzes, submitted assignments, tutorial, laboratory, and small group (2-3 students) project work, not exceeding 30 pages in total over the semester (approximately 30-35 hours of work per student), worth 30%;
  • A one-hour mid-semester test, worth 10%.

Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass the end-of-semester written exam to pass the subject.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2 and 4 are assessed in the final written examination, the mid-semester test, submitted workshop quizzes, and reports for project work. ILOs 2 to 5 are assessed as part of submitted laboratory exercises, project work, and in-class discussions.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:

  • The ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals;
  • The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution;
  • The ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance;
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
Mechatronics Systems
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED

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