Foundations of Instrumentation (AMME5700)


This unit aims to develop in students an understanding of the engineering measurements and instrumentation systems. The students will acquire an ability to make accurate and meaningful measurements. It will cover the general areas of electrical circuits and mechanical/electronic instrumentation for strain, force, pressure, moment, torque, displacement, velocity, acceleration, temperature and so on.

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2 hrs of lectures per week, 1hr of tutorials per week, 6 hrs of laboratory work per semester.


Through semester assessment (40%) , Final Exam (60%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800

Assumed knowledge: ENGG1801. Programming Skills, 1st Year maths skills, familiarity with fundamental Aerospace concepts.

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