Checking date: 29/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Instrumentation and measurements
Study: Dual Bachelor in Engineering Physics and Industrial Technologies Engineering (370)

Coordinating teacher: RUIZ LLATA, MARTA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Signals, Systems and Circuits. Electronic Engineering Fundamentals
Provide basic skills for the development and use of electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena. (1) theory, methodology, and practice of measurement; (2) design, development and evaluation of instrumentation and measurement systems and components used in generating, acquiring, conditioning and processing signals; (3) hands on electronic instrumentation projects
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.-Fundamentals concepts: Instrumentation and Measurements 1.1.- Metrological characterization of instruments and measurement systems. Precision, accuracy, resolution and sensitivity. 1.2.- Measurement errors and measurement uncertainty. Error propagation. 2.-Sensors. 2.1.- Sensor characterization 2.2.- Types of Sensors and classification 2.3.- Sensor examples 3.-Electronic Instrumentation systems. 3.1.- Block diagram of an electronic instrumentation system. 3.2.- Introduction to signal conditioning circuits and modulation techniques. 3.3.- Filters. 3.4.- Noise and interference in instrumentation systems. 4.-Sampling and signal acquisition. 4.1.- Analog signal sampling: Nyquist theorem and applications. 4.2.- Analog to digital converters. Working principles, characteristics and types. 4.3.- Digital to analog converters. 5.-Digital signal processing in instrumentation systems
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Cataldo, Andrea, Giaquinto, Nicola, De Benedetto, Egidio, Masciullo, Antonio, Cannazza, Giuseppe, Lorenzo, Ilaria, Nicolazzo, Jacopo, Meo, Maria Teresa, De Monte, Alessando, & Parisi, Gianluca. . Basic Theory and Laboratory Experiments in Measurement and Instrumentation. Springer International Publishing AG. 2020
  • Northrop, R.B.. Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements . CRC Press. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Domenique Placko (editor). . Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement. Wiley. 2007
  • Peter H. Sydenham, Richard Thorn (Editors). Handbok of Measuring System Design. Volume 1 (Part 3), Volume 2 (Part 5 - section 3, Part 7, Part 8 ¿ sections 1,2), Volume 3 (Parts 9, 11, 12). Wiley. 2005

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.