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.
This course will be offered for 3 units only for remote students - the lab component is not required.
- Beth Pruitt Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- 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
Note on Course Availability
The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.
3.0 - 4.0