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A catalogue of modules and programmes available from the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering.

Module Details: INST3601

This module is used in DT021.3.

This module is not a prerequisite or corequisite for any other module.

CodeINST3601 The unique code for this module.
NameInstrumentation and MeasurementThe name of this module.
ECTS5The number of credits awarded for successful completion of this module.
SchoolSchool of Control Systems and Electrical EngineeringThe School responsible for this module.
LevelHonours Degree (NQAI level 8)The level of programmes that normally use this module.
Stage3The programme stage at which this module is normally given.
Duration13 weeksThe time that this module usually lasts.
PrerequisiteCodes of any modules that must be completed before this module can be started.
CorequisiteCodes of any modules that must be taken at the same time as this one.
AuthorGavin DuffyThe person who wrote the module descriptor.
KeywordsInstrumentationThe areas that this module is related to.
DescriptionThis is an introduction to the different types of instruments that are used in industry to measure parameters such as temperature, pressure, fluid flow, weight, pH, etc. Both static and dynamic characteristics of instruments are also
investigated. Conditioning of raw signals from transducers is investigated to show how non-linearities can be removed and how signals are converted into more usable forms. The application, but not the theory, of analogue to digital
conversion is examined and applied to show that an entire measurement system needs some sort of display or recording device at one end. Transmission of instrument signals in a modern industrial facility is also investigated.
A brief description of the module.
Revision04 Jun 2007The date of last revision of this information.
LectureHrs1 hour/weekThe number of hours per week of lectures for this module.
TutorialHrsNoneThe number of hours per week of tutorials for this module.
LabHrs3 hours/weekThe number of hours per week of practical laboratory work for this module.
DescriptorINST3601.pdf (uploaded 17 Apr 2007)Full details of the module.

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