Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electronic Instrumentation
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: VAZQUEZ GARCIA, MARIA CARMEN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


By the end of the course, students will have: 1. A coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in electronic instrumentation. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of electronic instrumentation to solve engineering problems and being able to elaborate arguments and to defend them. 3. The ability to solve problems with initiative, creativity, critical reasoning and transmitting them. 4. An understanding of design methodologies, and an ability to use them in the design of electronics instrumentation systems with specific requirements. 5. The ability to design and implement experiments and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods, developing lab skills. 6. An understanding and knowledge of the basics of Electronics. 7. An understanding of applicable techniques and methods in electronic instrumentation, and of their limitations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to electronic instrumentation, metrological characteristics and measurement errors. Signal conditioning for electronic sensors: circuits, amplifiers and introduction to modulation techniques. Electronic sensors for the measurement of different physical magnitudes, their characteristics and conditioning circuits. Applications of A / D conversion, D / A conversion and introduction to data acquisition in instrumentation systems.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: Magisterial Lectures, where the students will be presented with the basic knowledge they must acquire. Students will be supplied with lecture notes and key reference texts which will enable them to complete and acquire a more in depth knowledge of the subject. Problems Lectures, these are aimed at solving exercises and examples within the context of real case studies. These classes will be complimented with the resolution of practical exercises on behalf of the student. Laboratory Practical Sessions Group tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Alain S Morris. Measurements and Instrumentation Principles. Elsevier. 2012
  • Clyde F.Coombs Jr. Electronic Instrument Handbook. McGraw-Hill Professional. 2000
  • García M. A. Pérez. Instrumentación Electrónica. Thomson. 2004
  • R. Pallás Areny O. Casas. Sensores y acondicionadores de señal. Mancorbo. 2003
  • U.A.Bakshi, A.V.Bakshi. Electronic Instrumentation. Technical Publications. 2009
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Bannister B. R. Whitehead D.G. Instrumentación Transductores e Interfaz. Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana. 1994
  • Lázaro A.M. . Problemas resueltos de instrumentación y medidas eléctricas. Marcombo. 1998
  • Pallás Areny R.. . Sensores y acondicionadores de señal: Problemas Resueltos. Marcombo. 2008
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.