ECE437: Sensors and Instrumentation


Course Description

The goal of this course is to give senior and graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering a hands-on introduction to the fundamental technology and practical application of sensors. Capacitive, inductive, optical, ultrasonic, and other sensing methods are examined. Instrumentation techniques incorporating computer control, sampling, and data collection and analysis are reviewed in the context of real-world scenarios. Open-ended laboratory activities and required written documentation help to develop students’ analytical and communication skills.







  • Steven Blair (12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM Section): smblair2 AT illinois DOT edu

  • Yemi Sonoiki (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Section): sonoiki2 AT illinois DOT edu

Office Hours

  • Steven Blair: Wednesday 8am to 10am

  • Yemi Sonoiki: Tuesdays 9am to 11am