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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.
This unit requires you to attend a two-day workshop at the city campus of RMIT University.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 3 units assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area.
In this science and engineering unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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This unit is an online introduction to scientific methodology and its influence on Western culture, provided by Swinburne University.