Digital and Data Systems

ENG10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Assumed knowledge:
VCE math methods, equivalent or Preliminary Math MTH00007 

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce data acquisition systems used for converting real-world signals to digital data with a focus on practical experience. It provides the basics of sensors, digital systems, signal processing as well as the programming skills to implement data processing and presentation.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe and apply the basics of data acquisition system design (K1, K2, S1)
2. Design and implement a data acquisition project (K1, K2, S1, S2, S3)
3. Evaluate a range of engineering sensors and signal processing approaches and select instrumentation appropriate to the design requirements for a given application (K1, K2, K6, S1, S2, S3, A5)
4. Demonstrate programming skills in data processing, analysis and presentation (K1, K2, K6, S1, S2, A4)
5. Demonstrate teamwork skills to implement a specific project, safely execute experiments, generate high quality engineering report and deliver professional presentations (K6, S4, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.