Courses & Units

Data Capture Technologies ZAT214

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Unit name Data Capture Technologies
Unit code ZAT214
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

David Wood

Teaching staff

David Wood, Ana Lobo

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify data capture technologies for cyber physical systems
  2. Discuss the interaction and feedback between data and cyber physical systems
  3. Analyse data capture protocols and methods that maintain data quality and consistency
  4. Apply discipline knowledge, tools and techniques to communicate sensor and actuator outcomes



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 031307

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Teaching Pattern

This unit introduces you to data capture technologies that are crucial for secure cyber-physical systems. You will learn about the interaction and feedback between the computation and communication system and physical components (i.e. sensors and actuators), and how the data informs decision-making. During workshops and through a range of learning activities you will explore various approaches for capturing, analysing, visualising and presenting data. You will also investigate the impact of data consistency and quality on the efficiency, security and resilience of cyber-physical systems.

This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.

You will be introduced to:

- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences

- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others

- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice

- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively.  The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


AT1: Online Quizzes and Programming Exercises (30%)

AT2: Project (30%)

AT3: Project Report, Folder and Debrief (40%)

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