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Principles of sensing lecture course

The Principles of sensing lecture course draws on the expertise of academics from over ten different departments working in a sensor-related field. This bespoke course provides our students with a good grounding in the fundamentals of sensing seen from a multi-disciplinary, yet integrated, angle.

Topics include:

  • Electrical, magnetic and optical sensors
  • Sensor devices
  • Wireless and distributed sensor networks and the internet of things
  • Big data and machine learning
  • Sensors for healthcare and biosensors
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Sensors for smart infrastructure
  • Addressing global challenges with technology
  • Ethics in engineering and science

Specialisation lectures

Students select four specialisation lectures from a list of MEng and MPhil lectures offered in different departments, e.g. Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry. The list typically includes:

  • Electronic sensors and instrumentation
  • Solid-state devices and chemical/biological sensors
  • Image and signal processing
  • Optical imaging and microscopy
  • Photonic systems
  • Machine learning
  • Embedded systems and the internet of things
  • Robotics
  • Medical and biological physics
  • Atmospheric chemistry and global change

The specialisation lectures are meant to introduce students to topics which are complementary to their undergraduate background and will broaden their horizon.

Upcoming events

Industry Lecture: "From Sensor Idea to Sensor Sales - a case study"

Sep 27, 2018

Johnson Matthew Lecture Theatre (LT2), Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology

2018 Sensor CDT PhD Showcase

Oct 18, 2018

Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Sensors Day 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Supercontinuum in Microscopy and Biological Imaging Applications Workshop

Nov 26, 2018

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology

Upcoming events