Advanced Sensors & Instrumentation Systems - EL875

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 4)
Spring 7 15 (7.5) PROF Y Yan checkmark-circle


Sensors and Sensing Systems:
Measurement terminology and error analysis.
Sensors and transducers.
Optical sensing techniques.
Signal processing techniques:.

Imaging based Measurement and Monitoring Techniques:
Digital imaging technologies.
Imaging systems.
Image processing techniques.

Intelligent Measurement and Monitoring Techniques:
Soft computing techniques for measurement and monitoring.
Smart sensors and intelligent monitoring.

Industrial Case Studies.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 46
Private study hours: 104
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Problem solving (12%)
Practical (28%)
Examination (60%)

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. An understanding of the principles of measurement and instrument design.
2. An understanding of modern sensors and optical sensing systems.
3. An understanding of imaging based instrumentation systems.
4. An understanding of intelligent measurement technology.
5. The necessary skills to design and implement embedded instrumentation systems.
6. The knowledge and skills to design and implement specialised measurement and monitoring systems.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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