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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

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
  • Dr Peng Li

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • 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 Bachelor Of Engineering In Engineering Electronic & Software 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
  • One of EE1501 Electronics Design (Passed) or EE3053 Signals, Systems & Signal Processing (Passed) or EG3007 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


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

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Invigilated on-campus exam (2 hours) 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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