4 ECTS credits
110 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 4011256FNR for all students in the 1st semester
a (F) Master - specialised level.
- 1st semester
- Enrollment based on exam contract
- Grading method
- Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
- Can retake in second session
- Taught in
- Faculty of Engineering
- Educational team
- Yves ROLAIN
- Activities and contact hours
- 30 contact hours Lecture
12 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
- Course Content
This course discusses some topics in industrial measurement setups and systems. The course concentrates on a general perspective over the field. A selection of the topics can be found below
- The role of metrology in innovation and in society.
- Definitions of measurements. Metrology and the meter convention. Role of electrical measurements and overview of their building blocks.
- Computer controlled measurement systems: evolution and advantages of automated systems in industrial measurements and control
- Interfaces: electrical lines and interface busses and their most important properties.
- Interface standards for computer controlled systems: EIA232, IEEE488.
- Instrumentation controllers and controller software, Software frameworks for instrument control.
- Industrial control via PLC.
- Industrial systems based on Ethernet, Hart, DeviceNet, CAN, Fieldbus and PROFIBUS.
- Course material
- Digital course material (Required) : Presentaties in PowerPoint en de handouts worden beschikbaar gesteld
- Additional info
Course notes are available for this course, partly as a course textbook, and partly as a set of slides..
- Learning Outcomes
The student is capable to:
- Understand and explain a communication standard that is similar to the ones discussed during the course
- Understand, explain and design a simple instrumentation control software
- Understand, explain and design a simple PLC steering
- Understand and explain the key aspects of metrology discussed in the course
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.
Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
- Oral exam open book
with a relative weight of 1
which comprises 100% of the final mark.
Note: Open book.
- Additional info regarding evaluation
The theory course evaluation consists in an open book oral exam, where the candidate will have to discuss a practical problem using the notes
The labs consist of a project in instrumentation control..
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Electronics and Information Technology Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)