30h Th, 10h Pr, 20h Labo.
Number of credits
|Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering||5 crédits|
|Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
Interference problems : normal mode and common-mode voltages, ground loops, bridge circuits. Connection theory: earthing, guarding and shielding. Advanced measurement circuits using operational amplifiers and instrumentation amplifiers. Noise and noise rejection. Low voltage measurements and applications. Low current measurements and applications. Practical limitations of digital multimeters and data acquisition systems. Electrical characterisation of materials used in electrical engineering : conducting, semiconducting, dielectric and insulating materials. High voltage measurements. Magnetic measurement methods.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical considerations involved in precision electrical measurements
- understand how various materials are used in electrical engineering and how to characterise them;
- demonstrate practical skills as well as the ability to carry out successful measurements of low-level signals
- minimize interference phenomena observed in high-sensitivity electrical measurements.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
ELEC0052-2 : Analyse et conception des systèmes de mesures électriques.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Practical courses involve mandatory laboratory experiments and exercices
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Theoretical part (30 hours) : 1st quadrimester. Practical courses (20 hours, including preparation) : schedule to be discussed, depending on the measurement lab vacancies. Practical course include 3 half-days in the laboratory. These laboratory sessions are mandatory.
Recommended or required readings
A copy of the slides will be given at the first lecture.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam (practical part and theoretical part) - weight: 85% of the final mark
Throughout the year : laboratory reports. - weight: 15% of the final mark
Each of the laboratory sessions is mandatory and should be prepared in advance by reading carefully the corresponding section of the "laboratory" files.
Students who have not attended all laboratory sessions are not eligible for the exam; this rule applies both for 1st sitting (January) and for 2nd sitting (August - September).
Philippe Vanderbemden Tel : 04 366 26 70 Philippe.Vanderbemden@uliege.be