Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: MFE202TC
Module Title: Sensors and Instrumentation
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
Pre-requisites: N/A
This course introduces students to modern instrument and associated system for a given measurement application. The student will learn major sensor such as electrical sensors, electromechanical sensors, temperature detectors, and pressure sensors. The student will learn recommendations on sensor selection more economical and efficient, for smart instrumentations. A project is an integral part of this course and exposes the student to various sensor selection processes and practices.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand the physical basis of some common electrical sensors

B Appreciate basic sensor specifications and their interpretation

C Understand the system requirements for a typical measurement system

D Understand common factors that can affect the performance of a measurement system

E Use specific instrumentation to perform simple electro-mechanical tests on an electrical machine to evaluate its performance
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and supervised laboratory sessions.
Part 1

Definition, principles of sensing and transduction, classification

Mechanical and Electromechanical sensors:

. Resistive (potentiometric) type

. Strain Gauges

. Inductive sensors


Part 2

Capacitive sensors

Piezoelectric elements


Part 3

Industrial weighing systems

Instrumentations: Temperature detectors, Thermocouple, Pressure detectors

Part 4

Magnetic sensors

Part 5

Introduction to Smart instrumentations
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 40  6    10    94  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assessment 1 20.00
2 Assessment 2 15.00
3 Group Project 15.00
4 Final Exam 50.00

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