NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
COURSE CODE: KEE3543
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Faizal Mohd. Zain
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Electronic Instrumentation plays an important role in metrology. Students would be able to develop and apply measurements principals and techniques to industrial and real world quantification of physical and natural quantities. Electronic engineers are almost always faced with measuring these quantities with the least error possible.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 5/ / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

3

P

9

O

0

Guided: 54 hours

Independent Learning: 66 hours

Total: 120 hours

 

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1. Introduce the fundamentals of sensor systems: sensors, and instrumentation

2.  Provide the students with an integrative and multidisciplinary experience by building a complete measurement system

3. Allow the students to develop instrumentation and data acquisition technqiues using modern equipment and software tools

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

CLO1: Classify the essential concepts, principles and theories of sensors and transducers. (C5)

CLO2: Construct experiments on of sensors and transducers. (P4 – PO10)

CLO3: Display the ability to solve the problems related to sensors instrumentation. (A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.

Teaching-learning strategy:

TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:
  1. The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  1. Formative
  2. Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

Definitions and examples of measurements and their limitations: resolution, accuracy, sensitivity. DC and AC bridges. Noise in electronic systems and amplifiers. Error calculations.

Oscilloscopes: analogue, digital, and sampling. Phase locked loops, oscillators, and frequency synthesizers. Phase noise. Sampling and analogue to digital conversion. Oversampling.

Counters, Timers: Time and frequency measurements. Microwave measurements: Network and Spectrum Analysers.

Physical principles of sensors. Conversion of physical properties to electrical quantities. Examples of sensors to measure physical and natural phenomena.

MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Lab Practical, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/Laboratory/Project

·    One Assignment Based on Integration of Aqli-Naqli Knowledge – Essay on Measurements or Sensors described in Islam based on Qur’an, Hadtih, and Islamic Scholars

·    Mid-Term Test

20%

10%

 

20%

 

 

B. Final Examination (50%)
i.      Examination 50% ·    Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. The Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors: Handbook edited by John G. Webster
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements, David A. Bell, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 2013