Course Title: Automotive Electronics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Automotive Electronics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AUTO1034

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015

AUTO1034

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Milan Simic

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99256223

Course Coordinator Email: Milan.Simic@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the modern signal processing devices and systems with applications in automotive electronic industry. The underlying physics of devices, their functional characteristics, fabrication technologies, design, and simulation aspects of the devices will be covered.

The objective of the course is to equip you with fundamentals, prepare you for real world applications, and empower you to design electronics devices and systems in automotive electronics. The course encourages hands-on practice by incorporating a course project and laboratory activities that will enable you to practice the learned technologies on a real world automotive system application via the platform of MATLAB and SIMULINK.

The course includes the following key topics:
• Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals
• Microelectronics Fabrication
• Fundamentals of Carrier Transport, PN-Junction Diodes, Schottky Diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors, Field Effect Devices, Advanced MOS Devices, Thyristors, Optoelectronic Devices, Sensor and Actuators
• Surface Acoustic Wave Devices, Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices
• Micro-electromechanical Systems
• Nano-electromechanical Devices
• Microelectronic Circuit Design
• Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits.
• Fundamentals of Signal Processing Devices including Delay Lines, Filters, Oscillators, Switches.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In summary this course develops the following graduate capabilities:

• Holistic understanding of the product automobile
• Problem solving and decision making
• Advance technical competence


Upon completion of this course you will be able to

• Formulate and solve electronic engineering tasks and challenges related to the most representative automotive systems using the classical and modern methodologies in electronics engineering.

• Assess electronic engineering methodologies and technologies.

• Model and simulate complex electronic automotive systems using modern numerical analysis and simulation tools.


Overview of Learning Activities

The emphasis of this course is on face-to-face teaching as a method of learning. Lectures will be supplemented by the computer class demonstrations and will be combined with tutorials and laboratory activities, with learning demonstrated through completion of an individual project, written tests and written reports on your laboratory activities. You will be provided with selected notes on-line, with opportunities to discuss their use in class, during tutorials and consultations.
Learning activities include:

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• computer class demonstrations 
• Individual project
• Laboratory experiments


Overview of Learning Resources

The electronic learning package

Lecture notes

Class materials

Recommended References

Other Resources as advised by course coordinator.


Overview of Assessment

The emphasis of this course is on face-to-face teaching as a method of learning. Lectures will be supplemented by the computer class demonstrations and will be combined with tutorials and laboratory activities, with learning demonstrated through completion of an individual project, written tests and written reports on your laboratory activities. You will be provided with selected notes on-line, with opportunities to discuss their use in class, during tutorials and consultations.
Assessable tasks include:
• Individual project
You will be assigned an industry relevant project, in which you will need to implement electronic engineering methodologies/technologies and demonstrate your holistic understanding of the product automobile.
• Written tests
Your ability to clearly explain key concepts and apply them to the solution of relevant problems will be assessed through these written tasks.
• Laboratory experiments
You will be required to provide written reports on the tasks you are assigned to.