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 Course Title:   Sensor Systems and Applications

 Title Abbreviation:   SENSOR SYSTEMS/APPLICATI

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    150

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to devices and circuits used in industrial applications: sensors and transducers, control circuits, electronic signals, thyristor devices, trigger circuits, motors and motor control systems. Covers measurement techniques used in computer controlled industrial systems to monitor flow, temperature, proximity, pressure, level and toxic gas. Introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, fluids, pumps, sensors, and control devices used in common industrial processes.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: MANF 145.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify sensors/transducers suitable for use in measurement of a given physical property.
  2. Identify analog and/or digital interface requirements for a given transducer to its host system.
  3. Describe hydraulic and pneumatic systems in relation to electronic feedback systems.
  4. Understand how to apply a sensor and controller to regulate a simulated industrial process.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Sensors/transducers suitable for use in measurement of a given physical property.
  2. Analog and/or digital interface requirements for a given transducer to its host system.
  3. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems in relation to electronic feedback systems.
  4. Apply a sensor and controller to regulate a simulated industrial process.