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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: 'The evolution of PolyProx Therapeutics'

Nov 27, 2019

Johnson Matthey Lecture Theatre (LT2), Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge CB3 0AS

Upcoming events