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Introduction to Sensors

Monday, March 28, 2016

Opens in March! Enroll now!


Knowledge of sensors is fundamental for anyone in the field of engineering. This course is an essential introduction to the variety of sensors that are used in engineering practice. You will learn how to select and use sensors for laboratory experiments and final products.

Introduction to Sensors gives a comprehensive overview of common practice and includes some indication of the directions in which sensor technologies are heading. This course will include a lecture demonstration of a representative sensor from each category to elucidate operating principles and typical performance.


Topics Include

  • Basics of measurements
  • Emerging applications and technologies
  • Introduction to sensors, as transducers from physical parameters to signals
  • Principles for sensing displacement, force, pressure, acceleration, temperature, optical radiation, nuclear radiation
  • Sensor range, sensitivity, accuracy, repeatability, noise
  • Introduction to circuits typically used to calibrate and condition sensor signals, and improve their performance


3.0 - 4.0

Tuition & Fees

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