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Approx. 32 hours to complete
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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Thermal Sensors

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2: Common Types of Sensors and Motors6m
3: Analog and Digital Interfaces3m
4: Temperature Sensors and Applications6m
5: Thermistors: Basic Facts3m
6: Thermistors: How They Work6m
7: RTDs: Basic Facts5m
8: RTDs: How They Work10m
9: Thermocouples: Basic Facts7m
10: Thermocouples: How They Work11m
2 readings
Week 1 Online Articles2h
Week 1 Videos1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Sensor Development Kit and Prototyping

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 132 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
2: Nscope Introduction7m
3: PSoC Creator 2 Pin Assignment2m
4: Automatically Generated Code11m
5: Adding the LCD display to the Nscope and Developent Kit9m
6: Debugging with GPIO and DACs9m
7: Documenting Components not in the PSoC Chip6m
8: Pin Types10m
9: Digital to Analog and Back Again10m
10: A Basic Sensor Interface in PSoC16m
11: Thermistor Lab, Part 18m
12: Thermistor Lab, Part 213m
13: Thermistor Lab, Part 39m
14: Thermistor Lab, Part 45m
2 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Project Based on This Module10m
Week 2 Online Articles2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Rotary and Flow Sensors

7 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
2: Summary of Rotary Sensors and Applications3m
3: Optical Encoders: How They Work6m
3a: Measuring Encoder Speed3m
4: Optical Encoders: Applications6m
5: Resolvers: How They Work8m
6: Resolvers: Applications5m
7: Flow Sensors and Applications8m
8: Variable Area Flow Sensors4m
9: Differential Pressure Flow Sensing2m
10: Vortex Flow Meters2m
11: Ultrasonic Flow Meters2m
12: Turbine Flow Meters2m
13: Thermal Mass Flow Meters3m
14: Coriolis Flow Meters4m
3 readings
Week 3 Online Articles #13h
Week 3 Online Articles #22h
Week 3 Videos1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Amplifiers and Sensor Noise

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2: Why Study Amplification?3m
3: Basic Amplifiers8m
4: Instrumentation Amplifier9m
5: Amplifier Imperfections9m
6: Amplifier Frequency Response4m
7: Noise in Sensors4m
8: Johnson and 1/f Noise5m
9: Shot and Quantization Noise5m
10: How Noise Affects Sensor Accuracy3m
2 readings
Week 4 Online Articles #12h
Week 4 Online Articles2h
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m

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