Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

Want more course info?

FREE CALL 1800 063 523

Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

About this unit

Take this online unit from Open Universities Australia and RMIT in order to develop foundational skills in using and developing simple instrumentation systems. Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers will guide you through the systems involved in gauging attributes such as temperature and displacement, and will include introductions to the relevance and applications of analogue and digital electronics. You will learn about how measurements can be transferred to a computer for analysis.

During the unit you will explore the various types of sensors available, and will gain an understanding of how these can be included in simple instrumentation systems in order to quantify basic physical attributes. You will also become familiar with how the major physical transducer mechanisms are used within the field of sensor design.

Students taking this unit are expected to attend practical sessions on campus in order to complete the practicum requirement of this unit. This ensures that you complete the unit with a practical understanding of how your knowledge of the associated theory can be applied.

On-campus components

This unit requires you to attend a two-day workshop at the city campus of RMIT University.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 3 units assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area.

Areas of study

In this science and engineering unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to DC and AC
  • Filters
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Sensors
  • Laboratory experiments using benchtop and virtual instruments

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Get more information

Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Worried your online qualification won't be recognised? Think again..

How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will allow you to become familiar with a range of methods of identifying and evaluating the attributes of objects and processes, which are likely to be useful to students wishing to pursue careers within the applied sciences. You will explore the relevance and use of both analogue and digital approaches to measurement and detection. Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers includes on-campus dates in order to ensure that you complete the unit with practical skills to match your theoretical understanding.

You will become familiar with safe working practices, particularly working with electronic components. Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate an advanced awareness and understanding of safety practices to potential employers, as they are paramount to working in laboratory conditions.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

Get more information

Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology

This unit is an online introduction to scientific methodology and its influence on Western culture, provided by Swinburne University.
read more

Further Statistical Computing

This online unit in Further Statistical Computing offered by Swinburne University will benefit you in your science and engineering career.
read more

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

FREE CALL 1800 063 523

Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Over 1,000 accredited online courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges