Module Catalogues

Sensor Technology

Module Title Sensor Technology
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

Sensor technology is a professional course necessary for information technology specialty. Through this module, students can understand the concept, working principle, application areas, measurement circuit and development trend of sensor technology. The aim is to cultivate students' ability to use modern electronic technology, sensor technology and computer technology to solve the problems from information collection and processing in manufacture and production, and thus lay a good foundation for the design and development of electronic measurement system and computer (microprocessor) control. The emphasis of teaching is to solve the specific engineering application problems. Student will be able to design the measuring and controlling circuit and analyse and solve the practical testing problems by using the basic principles comprehensively. Student will be guided to recognise the professional, moral and ethical issues involved in the exploitation of sensor technology and appreciate the appropriate professional practices.

Learning outcomes

A. Understand the concept, working principle, application areas, measurement circuit and development trend of sensor technology
B. Use modern electronic technology, sensor technology and computer technology to solve the problems from information collection and processing in manufacture and production
C. Be able to design and develop electronic measurement system and computer (microprocessor) control, and solve the specific engineering application problems.
D. Be able to design the measuring and controlling circuit and analyze and solve the practical testing problems by using the basic principles

Method of teaching and learning

Students will be expected to attend formal lectures and supervised tutorials and practicals in a computer lab in a typical week. Lectures will introduce students to the academic content and practical skills which are the subject of the module, while tutorials and practicals will allow students to practise those skills. In addition, students will be expected to devote at least three hours of unsupervised time to solving continuous assessment tasks and private study.
Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading. Continuous assessment will be used to test to what extent practical skills have been learnt, in particular, assessment tasks will be solved individually and each solution comprises the resolution, using sound programming and engineering techniques, of the given problems expressed in terms of a requirements statement.