MCH4005 Measurement and InstrumentationBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MCH4005 Measurement and Instrumentation Spring 2 2 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. MEHMET BERKE GÜR
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YALÇIN ÇEKİÇ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This is an introductory course in which fundamental engineering concepts are explained with examples selected from the everyday life. After completing the course, students will get basic understanding about the engineering measurement using mathematics and scientific principles.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Describe the physical standards on which units are based, the conversions between SI and English units,

II. Identify the basic components of a measurement system. Familiarize student with commonly-used instruments,

III. Select appropriate techniques and instrumentation for the measurement of motion, temperature, pressure, strain, force, etc.,

IV. Understand the operating principles of a range of widely used instrumentation techniques and appreciate how to use them in the design of measurement systems

V. Understand basic measurement circuit analysis techniques,

VI. Calibrate common sensors and instruments.

VII. Apply knowledge in math, science, and engineering.

VIII. Write effective technical lab reports.

Course Content

The general measurement system and its components. Statistical analysis of experimental data, uncertainty analysis, various statistical distributions and test of goodness of fit. Engineering instrumentation include types of passive/active transducers, electronics for instrumentation, computer-based data acquisition, and experiments on temperature, force measurements.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) The general measurement system and its components
2) Standards and dimensional units of measurement
3) Probability and statistics (I)
4) Probability and statistics (II)
5) Uncertainty analysis
6) Time-Dependent Characteristics
7) Response of measurement systems (I)
8) Response of measurement systems (II)
9) Passive Sensors
10) Active Sensors
11) Temperature measurement
12) Amplifiers and filters (I)
13) Amplifiers and filters (II)
14) Digital techniques in measurements


Course Notes / Textbooks: Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements, Richard S. Figliola, Donald E. Beasley, ISBN 978-0-470-64618-2
References: Mechanical Measurements, 6/E, Thomas G. Beckwith, Roy D. Marangoni, 2007 Prentice Hall, ISBN-10: 0201847655

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 5
Laboratory 10 % 30
Midterms 2 % 30
Final 1 % 35
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Laboratory 10 2 20
Study Hours Out of Class 15 3 45
Quizzes 5 2 10
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 138

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems. 3
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose. 3
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose. 3
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively. 3
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering. 3
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems 3
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions. 3
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself. 3
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications. 3
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development. 3
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions. 3