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Advanced Instrumentation For Graduate Students In Engineering Technology

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

Instrumentation in the Classroom

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8.166.1 - 8.166.9



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Hank Javan

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Mark Rajai

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Session 2534

Advanced Instrumentation for Graduate Students in Engineering Technology

Hank Javan, Mark Rajai University of Memphis


Instrumentation is one of the most important courses of engineering curriculum. Almost all programs in engineering technology offer labs and instrumentation, but at undergraduate level. Also most of the textbooks on instrumentation are written for undergraduate programs. On the other hand the emerging technology requires the use of advanced and precision instrument. Thus it becomes the responsibility of academic community to meet the demand of new technology by developing and offering proper advanced instrumentation courses at graduate levels so that upon entering the work place for professional career, students will have the necessary background for advancement.

This article explains the content of a new advanced instrumentation course offered to graduate students in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Memphis. The development of the course material, the required instruments, and the method of delivery will be the main topics of this article.


The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Memphis in addition to its major degrees in electronics, computer, and manufacturing technology offers M.S. degree in engineering technology with concentration in electronics, computer, and manufacturing. Students select their field of concentration according to their future professional goal. The graduate study leading to M.S. in Engineering Technology requires [1]:

A. A minimum of 18 semester hours of upper division credit in an appropriate area of technology or related area. B. A minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken in one concentration area. C. Maintaining 3.0 in all Technology courses. D. Passing Comprehensive exam.

Each concentration offers its own graduate courses outlined in the Graduate Bulletin of the university. Although undergraduate program is highly concentrated but graduate program is diverse and broad. In addition, some of these courses are offered at night making it possible for professional community to enroll in this program. In fact majority of our graduate students come from industries. The structure of the program is such that any individual with an undergraduate degree in technology can enter the program and select the concentration Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Javan, H., & Rajai, M. (2003, June), Advanced Instrumentation For Graduate Students In Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12233

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