SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2H624928
Module Leader Sheila Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of electrical & electronic measuring methods through experiments. It provides the student with the knowledge of the operation of various kinds of measuring instruments.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following experiments: -360b7 Lab 1: Signal conditioning circuits such as zero crossing detector, Schmitt trigger, and window comparator. b7 Lab 2: Construction of Instrumentation amplifier using discrete op-amps and INA 100 series. b7 Lab 3: Construction of temperature measuring circuit using thermistor bridge with LM34 and op-amp. b7 Lab 4: Design of voltage to frequency and frequency to voltage converters. b7 Lab 5: Design of analog to digital and digital to analog converters. b7 Lab 6: Design and usage of counters and seven segment display circuits. b7 Lab 7: Design and implementation of transducer interface circuits such as LVDT and strain gauges to measure pressure, velocity etc. b7 Lab 8: Design and implementation of pulse width modulator and demodulator circuits. b7 Lab 9: Design and implementation of analogue multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuits. b7 Lab 10: Design and implement a simple data acquisition system using micro-controllers. b7 Lab 11: Design an optical encoder and implement it.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate the use of signal conditioning circuits in instrumentation applications.2. Design and apply Instrumentation circuits for given specifications and requirements.3. Explain and demonstrate the operation of transducers such as strain gauge, LVDTs etc. 4. Critically evaluate modern measurement techniques with Virtual Instrumentations technologies.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on laboratory exercises used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies

Indicative Reading

Text Books : -360 1. Sawhney,A. K. (1996). A Course in Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation. 11 th ed. DhanpatRai and Sons Publications Reference Books : -360 1. Cooper, W.D.andHelfrick, A.D. (1978). Electronic instrumentation and measurement techniques. 2 nd ed. Prentice-Hall Golding E.W. and Widdis, F.C. Electrical Measurement and Measuring Instrument . A.W.Wheeler&Co.

Transferrable Skills

Use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 28.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End Term Lab test: 25%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term Lab test: 25%
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card + Viva voice+ Lab Report: 50%