Sensors & Instrumentation - ELE00059M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Martin Trefzer
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To give an overview of environmental issues and how electronics relates to the environment, with particular emphasis to the measurement of environmental parameters
  • To provide a detailed understanding of instrumentation from sensors to systems and how they can be used to measure environmental parameters such as air and water pollutants

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in critically evaluating and synthesising new information based on researched information and writing concise technical reports appropriate for the target audience

 

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Understand the requirements for monitoring the environment
  • Understand the nature and effects of the various forms of air and water pollution
  • Understand the operation of sensors and instrumentation, particularly for environmental and industrial monitoring
  • Understand the limitations of sensors

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to construct concise technical reports that critically evaluate and synthesise new information based on research, appropriate for the target audience

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Individual Research Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Individual Research Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at https://www.york.ac.uk/students/studying/assessment-and-examination/guide-to-assessment/

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

Gardner, J., Microsensors: Principles and Applications, Wiley and Sons, 1994. ISBN 0-471-94135-2.

Bentley, J.P., Principles of Measurement Systems, 3rd ed, 1995. ISBN 0-582-23779-3.



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