ECTSAdvanced Measurement Techniques for Physical Quantities

Advanced Measurement Techniques for Physical Quantities (MECE431) Ders Detayları

Course Name Corse Code Dönemi Lecture Hours Uygulama Saati Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Measurement Techniques for Physical Quantities MECE431 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language İngilizce
Course Type Technical Elective Courses
Course Level Lisans
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Experiment, Problem Solving, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor H. Orhan Yıldıran
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce the student general view about measurement of different physical quantities. To enable the students to implement different physical phenomena in measurement hardware and implement it to mechatronic systems. To familiarize students with typical measurement hardware systems and software tools
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to be able to analyze and design of measurement systems, which can be implemented in different mechatronic constructions.
Course Content The course represents all topics associated with the measurement and presentation of physical quantities .A different methods of measurement of these quantities will be discussed. A wide range of transducers are presented in detail, as well as analysis of a multitude of analog and digital circuits used to amplify, transmit and display electrical signals. The application of these modules in modern measurement equipment will be discussed.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, classification of physical quantities, application of measurement instrumentation N/A
2 Physical phenomena using for measurement of physical quantities N/A
3 Errors, standards, accuracy and calibration. Direct and indirect measurements. N/A
4 Motion measurement. Fundamental standards. Measurement of displacement, translational and rotational movement N/A
5 Measurement of velocity, acceleration and vibrations. Seismic vibrations N/A
6 Force, torque and shaft power measurement N/A
7 Measurement of strain, stress. Gyroscopic force. N/A
8 Pressure Measurement. Standards and Calibration. Basic Methods. N/A
9 High- and low-pressure measurement. Sound measurement N/A
10 Flow measurement. Flow velocity. Volume flow rate. Mass flow rate. N/A
11 Liquid and solid level measurement and limit detection N/A
12 Temperature and heat-flux measurement, radiation measurement N/A
13 Time, frequency and phase-angle measurement. Light and luminous intensity measurement. Measurement of optical quantities. N/A
14 Diagnostic testing and trouble shooting. Telemetry. N/A
15 Case Studies N/A
16 Final Examination N/A


Course Book 1. Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements, by R.S. Figliola and D.E. Beasley, Fifth Edition, John Wiley and Sons
Other Sources 2. Mechanical Measurements, T.G.Beckwith, R.D.Marangoni, J. H.Lienhard, Sixth Edition, Pearson (Prentice Hall)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 5 8
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 7
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 13 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering; an ability to apply the theoretical and applied knowledge of mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering to model and analyze mechatronics engineering problems. X
2 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
3 An ability to design a complex system, product, component or process to meet the requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; an ability to apply contemporary design methodologies; an ability to implement effective engineering creativity techniques in mechatronics engineering. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include economics, environment, sustainability, producibility, ethics, human health, social and political problems.) X
4 An ability to develop, select and use modern techniques, skills and tools for application of mechatronics engineering and robot technologies; an ability to use information and communications technologies effectively. X
5 An ability to design experiments, perform experiments, collect and analyze data and assess the results for investigated problems on mechatronics engineering and robot technologies. X
6 An ability to work effectively on single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; an ability for individual work; ability to communicate and collaborate/cooperate effectively with other disciplines and scientific/engineering domains or working areas, ability to work with other disciplines. X
7 An ability to express creative and original concepts and ideas effectively in Turkish and English language, oral and written, and technical drawings. X
8 An ability to reach information on different subjects required by the wide spectrum of applications of mechatronics engineering, criticize, assess and improve the knowledge-base; consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning; monitoring the developments on science and technology; awareness on entrepreneurship, innovative and sustainable development and ability for continuous renovation.
9 Consciousness on professional and ethical responsibility, competency on improving professional consciousness and contributing to the improvement of profession itself.
10 A knowledge on the applications at business life such as project management, risk management and change management and competency on planning, managing and leadership activities on the development of capabilities of workers who are under his/her responsibility working around a project.
11 Knowledge about the global, societal and individual effects of mechatronics engineering applications on the human health, environment and security and cultural values and problems of the era; consciousness on these issues; awareness of legal results of engineering solutions.
12 Competency on defining, analyzing and surveying databases and other sources, proposing solutions based on research work and scientific results and communicate and publish numerical and conceptual solutions.
13 Consciousness on the environment and social responsibility, competencies on observation, improvement and modify and implementation of projects for the society and social relations and be an individual within the society in such a way that planing, improving or changing the norms with a criticism.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 2 28
Laboratory 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 4 1 4
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 128