Comments about Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Smart Instrumentation) - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
The primary aim of this course is to provide advanced studies to students with a degree in electronic engineering that has not included studies in Smart Instrumentation who would like to broaden their professional expertise or to specialise in that area. Learning outcomes The expected learning outcomes for the degree include: * knowledge of the core Engineering aspects of Smart Instrumentation and Control; * an advanced level of knowledge of the application of Electronic Engineering in the area of Smart Instrumentation; and * an appreciation of the requirements and issues involved in Smart Technical applications.
Applicants normally must hold an approved undergraduate Engineering degree with appropriate electronic content, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. An applicant who has not previously studied electronics may be required to undertake appropriate bridging studies. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. The Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Smart Instrumentation) is not available to graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Electronic), Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics), or of equivalent undergraduate courses from other tertiary institutions. Graduates of these degrees or similar may apply for admission to the Master of Engineering (Smart Instrumentation).
Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Smart Instrumentation)
The Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Smart Instrumentation) is an 18-unit program offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering on a Commonwealth Supported basis.
"Smart Instrumentation" refers to the increasing range of devices that display some form of "intelligence" whether by being self-monitoring (instrumentation), providing self-initiated responses and self-moderating behaviour (control) or having (wireless) mobility. This includes devices such as a mobile phone through to robotics through to "intelligent" structures that self-monitor and self-control temperature, vibrations etc.
The course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Smart Instrumentation) and the Master of Engineering (Smart Instrumentation), and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Smart Instrumentation), a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
18 units chosen from the following list, of which at least 15 units must be selected from the ENGR topics #:
Real Time Control Systems
Communications Systems GE*
Smart Sensors and Actuators
Advanced Image Processing
Embedded Systems Project
Embedded Systems Architectures
Digital Image Processing GE*
Advanced Signal Processing GE*
Information Retrieval and Visualisation **
Intelligent Database Systems
Java Card Development **
Mobile Applications ** ^^
Interactive Computer Systems GE **
Network Systems **
Computer Operating Systems **
# With the permission of the course coordinator, suitable other topics from the Master of Engineering (Biomedical), the Master of Information Technology or the Computer Science / Information Technology Honours topics may also be chosen.
* A student will not normally be permitted to enrol in the postgraduate topic if they have passed the related undergraduate topic.
** These topics are existing Honours or Masters COMP topics. They will require an adequate background in Java programming which if students do not have, they can obtain by completing (as part of the 18 units) the topic COMP8008 Computer Programming GE (3 units) or COMP8501 Advanced Programming A (3 units). This first topic is offered in intensive mode prior to the start of each semester as well as in semester 2.
^^ This topic may be undertaken cross-institutionally at University of South Australia with permission.