6 ECTS credits
160 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 4012659ENR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (E) Master - advanced level.
Chapter 1: Sensors en Actuators
Chapter 2: Elektronical Interfacing of Sensors en Actuators
Chapter 3: Elektronical transmission of data
Chapter 4: Microsystems, practice examples
Syllabus and slides used during the course
•  J. Fraden, "Handbook of Modern Sensors" (AIP)
•  R. Pallàs-Areny / John Webster, “Sensors and signal conditioning” (Wiley and Sons)
•  Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac, “Electromechanical Sensors and Actuators”
•  Georges Asch, "Les Capteurs en Instrumentation Industrielle"
•  John P. Bentley, "Principles of Measurement Systems"
•  P. Rai-Choudhury, "Handbook of Microlithography, Micromachining and Microfabrication, • Volume 2"
•  Aldert Van Der Ziel, "Noise", Prentice-Hall
•  D.V. Bugg, "Circuits, Amplifiers and Gates", Adam Hilger
•  James J. Allen, "Micro Electro Mechanical System Design", Taylor & Francis (Available • via "EngNetBase")
•  Scientific literature
Learning to build the bridge between electronics and sensors & actuators. Acquire insight in the different opto-electronic interfacing techniques, and in the pros and cons of the different solutions.
Acquire the skills and audacity to perform opto-electronic interfacing using transistors, microcontrollers,etc.
Getting experienced in solving problems related to electrical communication of measurement data, both at low and high (telecom) frequencies.
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:
Information on the examination methods
During examination period: oral closed-book exam (with written preparation if organised on site; without written preparation if it has to be organised online).
During semester: graded project reports; graded lab sessions; graded homework.
Calculation of the examination mark
Special conditions: lab exercises + projects + homework: 1/3%. examination: 2/3%.
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Photonics Engineering: On campus traject
Master of Photonics Engineering: Online/Digital traject
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Startplan
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Profile Radiation Physics
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Profile Biomechanics and Biomaterials
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Profile Sensors and Medical Devices
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Profile Neuro-Engineering
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Standaard traject (NIEUW)
Master of Biomedical Engineering: Profile Artificial intelligence and Digital Health