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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.

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Robotic hand 'plays' piano

Dec 21, 2018

Josie Hughes from the 2014 cohort has developed a robotic hand which mimics the movements of a human hand to play piano. Using soft and rigid parts the robotic hand helps to understand the complex movements of the human hand.

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