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Postgraduate Course: Applications of Integrative Sensing and Measurement (ISM) (PGEE11127)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course covers a representative range of applications of integrative sensing and measurement. Five applications are covered in taught material, each application being addressed over a 2-week period comprising typically five to six lectures, one case study and one tutorial or examples class. In addition an assignment, spread through a large part of the semester, covers at least one additional application.
Course description The syllabus will cover 5 or more applications of ISM (typically 4 by taught delivery, 1 or more by assignment) each year. By way of example, it is proposed that the applications to be covered in the 1st year of delivery include - 3D, astronomical, automotive, autonomous motion, environmental, homeland security, in-vivo, microfluidic.

Sample Lecture Syllabus for Academic Year 2014/15:

Week 1: Introduction to Applications of ISM
Weeks 2,3: ISM for autonomous motion
Weeks 4,5: Environmental ISM
Weeks 7,8: ISM for homeland security
Weeks 9,10@ In-vivo ISM
Week 11: Revision classes

Week 1: Introduction to assignment - Automotive ISM
Weeks 2-10: Assignment is carried out
Week 11: Assignment due
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Other Study Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Guest Lectures
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (100%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course the student should be able toż:

- Prepare or assimilate a detailed ISM system specification or application requirement.

- Compare, contrast and select the most appropriate ISM technique(s) to meet the requirements of an application or range of applications.

- Design an ISM system to meet an overall system specification or application requirement.

- Integrate the results of a range of ISM modalities to provide a 'whole is greater than the sum of the parts' picture of a system.

- Understand and appreciate the constraints and limitations of a given ISM system in a given application or range of applications.
Reading List
The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Two-Volume Set, Ed John G Webster, Pub CRC Press. ISBN-13: 978-1439848838.

Further reading TBF by application topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsApplications; Sensing; Sensor; Transducer; Transduction; Measurement
Course organiserProf Ian Underwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 5631 / 7474
Course secretaryMrs Katharine Morris
Tel: (0131 6)50 7815
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