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Postgraduate Course: Applications of Sensor and Imaging Systems (PGEE11136)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryStudents will apply the knowledge gained from the taught courses in S1 and S2, to an individual project on an intellectually demanding R&D topic under the guidance of a supervisor. It consists of two main elements and students will perform the research project independently with the minimal of practical supervision necessary to meet their projects' broad aim and objectives.
Course description The syllabus will cover 5 or more applications of ISM (each partially by taught delivery, and partially by assignment assignment) each year. By way of example, it is proposed that the applications to be covered in the 1st year of delivery include - liquid crystal, micro-electro-chemical, drugs of abuse, single photon and nano-chemical. Sample Lecture Syllabus for Academic Year 2015/16

Wk 1,2 Sensing with liquid crystals
Wks 3,4 Electrochemical sensing with microelectrodes
Wks 5,6 Detecting drugs of abuse
Wks 7,8 Detecting single photons
Wks 9,10 Nano-checmical sensing
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 7, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 62 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Feedback opportunities will be planned to coincide with the end of each applications theme, i.e., weeks 3, 5, 8 and 10.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course the student should be able to - Understand and appreciate the constraints and limitations of a given ISM system in a given application or range of applications - Compare, contrast and select the most appropriate sensor modality(s) to meet the requirements of an application or range of applications - Prepare or assimilate a detailed sensor system specification or application requirement
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
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsApplications; Sensing; Sensor; Transducer; Transduction; Measurement
Course organiserProf Ian Underwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 5631 / 7474
Course secretaryMiss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532
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