Courses & Units

Signal Conditioning, Data Acquisition and Data Analysis JEE508



This unit is specifically designed for graduates requiring a rigorous yet applied and functional knowledge of signal conditioning and data acquistion appropriate for experiments carried out in the maritime field. The subject matter has been designed around the specific problems encounted using the suite of testing facilities of the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics. However, upon successful completion and retention of the knowledge gained within this unit the student will be able to transfer the methods to other testing environments. The intensive learning sessions begin with learning activities on transducer technologies for pressure, force, strain, acceleration and flow measurements. Topics on signal conditioning and data acquisition then lead on to filter deisgn. Post- processing of data is covered in the final 2.5 days with specific reference to the hardware already introduced. For all aspects of the course students are exposed to global resources available for such work from the lecturer's experiences of conducting experiments in a number of world renowned facilities.


Unit name Signal Conditioning, Data Acquisition and Data Analysis
Unit code JEE508
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics

Dr Jonathan Binns

Teaching staff

Dr Jonathan Binns, Dr Hung Nguyen

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 5 Week Session Nov On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016
5 Week Session Nov 7/11/2016 14/11/2016 23/11/2016 9/12/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2016: $1,114.00 2016: $2,464.00 031799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


  • BE Degree or a 3-year Science-based degree


Teaching Pattern

5x 6-hour days of intensive teaching


Student driven assignment 50%, Lecturer driven assignment 40%, Class Test 10%

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