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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)

EMET 330 Measurement Theory and Instrumentation (3) Fundamentals of measuring, transmitting, and recording temperature, pressure, flow, force, displacement, and velocity; laboratory component emphasizes systems used in manufacturing.

EMET 330 Measurement Theory and Instrumentation (3)

The purpose of EMET 330 is to familiarize students with the measurement and instrumentation systems typically used in automated manufacturing and automated process industries. The primary focus of the EMET degree program is the technology of automated control, and measurement and instrumentation systems are essential elements in the control of any industrial or manufacturing process. This course is designed to cover those topics in process measurement, data monitoring, signal conditioning, and data acquisition that are typical in such control systems.

The majority of industrial instrumentation systems involve measurement of position, displacement, velocity, force, flow, pressure, or temperature. EMET 330 will cover the common techniques used to make these types of measurements. Measurement systems also require signal conditioning and amplification to convert primary sensor signals into practical analogs that can be used in electronic controls. EMET 330 will also cover fundamentals of signal conditioning and amplification, including analog and digital data acquisition techniques, D-to-A and A-to-D conversion methods and equipment, and fundamentals of automated data acquisition and instrumentation-computer interfacing. Finally, accurate application of any measurement requires an understanding and proper application of basic statistical methods of data reduction. EMET 330 will include coverage of these topics as well.

EMET 330 is also a lab-based course. Thus, students in the course will be required to conduct lab exercises in which they actually use industrial-quality sensors, transmitters, signal conditioning equipment, and data acquisition systems to gain experience with how these devices actually perform.

 

 


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: EMET 230 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:MATH 211 orMATH 250

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.