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EE4017: SENSING AND INSTRUMENTATION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 15 Jul 2020 08:55


Course Overview

The course introduces sensing and instrumentation for various engineering applications. Major part of the course will consider case studies of sensing and instrumentation for various engineering applications and is suitable for all engineering and non-engineering students to learn about sensing and instrumentation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peng Li

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of EE1501 Electronics Design (Passed) or EE3053 Signals, Systems & Signal Processing (Passed) or EG3007 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with Oil & Gas Studies) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Electrical and Electronic) or () or Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Master Of Engineering In Electronic & Software Engineering or Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical and Electrical) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers the fundamental tools of sensing and instrumentation that are currently used by both engineers and scientists.  The transversal science of metrology is discovered, focused on uncertainty analysis and calibration.  A range of sensor technologies is then investigated with emphasis on the underlying physical principles.  Electronic circuits for the capture of sensor signals are considered, along with limitaitons such as noise.  The course explores instrumentation systems including wireless sensor networks (WSN) and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 17, 8 - 18, 16 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x individual design projects [30% each]

Problem set solving [40%]

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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