Curricular Unit:Code:
Hardware and Sensors831HRDS
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
2UndergraduateComputer Systems Engineering6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Know and apply solutions to solve typical problems of ubiquitous applications and sensory, reaching a satisfactory solution or for the problem.
Syllabus:
This course covers the following topics: sensory technologies in different domains (health, well-being, environmental, etc.), wired and wireless sensors, discussion of planning and design of specific solutions using sensory networks, management of sensory applications, presentation of the hardware and topology associated to collect the information measured by sensors.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus presented are consistent with the learning objectives of the curricular unit since there is a large convergence between the table of contents and the knowledge that the student is supposed to acquire in each of the program topics. The fundamental concepts in hardware and sensors are presented through the different sections of the syllabus. The learning objectives are achieved by supplementing the theoretical concepts with practical examples.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The transmission of knowledge in this syllabus will be with theoretical oriented lectures and practical classes in laboratory environment. The lectures present the fundamental concepts for understanding the items of the program. In practical classes students are confronted with real problems that need solving eventually resorting to physical or virtual equipment (in the context of simulators) where suitable. The evaluation is decomposed into two components: the theoretical and the practical. In the first case the assessment results from a set of written tests applied during the semester on the subject that is being taught in the classroom. In the second case stems from practical work proposed by teachers and that are made and defended by students throughout the semester.
Final Grade = 50% Test + 50% Pratical Lab
Pratical Lab = 40% continuous evaluation during classes + 60% final report
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching/learning methodology applied in this curricular unit as well as its evaluation system is perfectly aligned with the objectives to be attained by the students at the end of the term. The theoretical concepts are presented, discussed, applied and evaluated in the context of lectures, which guarantees students a solid foundation to understand the challenges facing this area of knowledge. On the other hand, so that the study is not restricted to conceptual models, in the practical lessons are presented several case studies and implemented solutions for real problems using appropriate equipment and software tools. This combination guarantees training for students that allows them to meet the scientific goals, essential to a good understanding of the theme, as well as the ability to adapt to technological changes. The evaluation process consists of theoretical tests and practical work also guarantees a correct balance between the efforts dedicated to both components. The objective is to train professionals’ specialized in state-of-the-art techniques and tools but also ensure its ability to follow future developments. In this course the different concepts of hardware and sensors will be discussed. The concepts are then applied in the resolution of worksheets and practical projects.
Reading:
[1] Make: Sensors: A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen, Ville Valtokari
[2] Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications (Expert's Voice in Networked Technologies), Michael J. McGrath, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill
[3] Getting Started with Sensors: Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi, Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen
[4] Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications, Jacob Fraden