NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: EXPERIMENTAL  METHOD AND INSTRUMENTATION
COURSE CODE: SFS1012
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR. WAN MAISARAH BINTI MUKHTAR
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: In this course the physical concepts of experimental  techniques used in applied physics will be introduced. The applicability and limitations of the respective methods will be evaluated theoretically  as well as in demonstration experiments.  Particular  emphasis  will be on surface sensitive  and thin film methods.  This course provides  the basis for further successful in depth experimental studies in many fields of applied physics and science.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 1/ / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

0

P

 

12

O

 

40

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): None
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course are:

1.     To provide the students a basic understanding of the measurement errors

2.     Able to solve any measurement and quantitative problem in electronics instruments

3.     Able to do observation and measurement, and discuss accurately by taking into account a limitation of accuracy in the measurement with reference to the apparatus they used.(P2 – LO2, LO4)

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

1.     Able understand basic instruments that be used at laboratory and its calibration. (LL1, C3 – LO1)

2.     Demonstrate decision making abilities and propose alternative solution based on evidence using various basic rules and concepts in probability theory to numerous disciplines (CTPS3, P4 – LO3)

3.     Propose the techniques in statistics to solve a variety of practical problems (LL2, A3 – LO7)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: 1.    Problem solving and scientific skills

2.    Technical skills

3.    Information management skills

TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning  strategy:

i.   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:

ii.   Formative

iii.  Summative

SYNOPSIS: This course allows students to understand measurement problems in electronics from physics’ view when they working in the final year project. Topics will be provided are data acquisition method, hardware and software in measurements  and experiments, experimental measurements  of physical quantity measurements.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Lab Practical, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (40%)
Category Percentage
 •  Quiz

•  Mini projects Presentation

•  Mid-Term Test

10 %

30 %

20 %

B. Final Examination (60%)
Examination 30 % ·         Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.    Ahmad Radzi Mat Isa Asas Instrumentasi dan Pengukuran Fizik.(2007), Penerbit  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

2.    A. S. Morris. Measurement and Instrumentation  Principles. (2001).       Butterworth-Heinemann.

3.    A. Sutko and D J Faulk. Industrial Instrumentation  (1996).New York. Delmar Publishers.

4.    B.R Bannister and D. G. Whitehead, Instrumentation:  Transducers and Interfacing (1991).London  Chapman and Hall.

5.    C. D. Johnson, Process controls Instrument Technology (2006). New Jersey Prentice Hall International.

6.    D. C. Ramsay, Engineering Instrumentation  and Control. (1981). Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes.

7.    P. J. Bentley. Principles of Measurement Systems (2005). London: Longman.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE