2023 Engineering Measurement II J

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Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Akita Daisuke  Takada Jun-Ichi  Takahashi Kunio  Hayashizaki Noriyosu  Egashira Ryuichi  Hemthavy Pasomphone 
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Course description and aims

Based on Engineering Measurement 1 (TSE.A232) and as a preparation for TSE Experiment (TSE.A351), this course focuses on understanding the fundamental principles in the measurement of physical quantities which are important in engineering, and covers basic electric and electronic circuits and applied analytical instruments.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to understand the measurement principles of physical quantities and analytical instruments in this course, so that they can acquire the ability to understand the real meaning of measurement results. This course does not however include proficiency in the operation of measurement instruments.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Prof. Cross worked for 14 years in Japanese industry in the field of R&D semiconductor memories and has written over 30 patents. A guest lecture from industry specialist will also be held.


Measurement, Measurement principles, Analysis

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The class will be taught by three instructors.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 - Basic Engineering Measurement concepts - Position, distance, angle measurement - Understand basic Engineering Measurement concepts - Understand position, distance, and angle measurement methods and tools
Class 2 - Velocity, acceleration, force measurement - Measurement digitization - Measurements in Earthquake Engineering - Understand velocity, acceleration, and force measurement methods and tools - Convert measured analog data into digital form - Understand measurements methods and tools in Earthquake Engineering
Class 3 Analytical instrument 1 (SEM, TEM, X-ray diffraction, EPMA, EDX(EDS)) basic understanding of materials characterization using analytical instruments
Class 4 Physical measurements and electrical measurements, measurement error, risk analysis of taking measurements physical and electrical measurements risk analysis, standard operating procedures, measurement error
Class 5 Material characterization 1 (pH meter, GC, HPLC) Understand the basic concepts of gas and liquid analysis using pH meter, gas chromatography (GC), and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Class 6 Material characterization 2 (microscope, SEM, TEM) Understand the basic concepts of solid analysis using microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM), and transmission electron microscope (TEM)
Class 7 Guest lecture from industry specialist of analytical instruments Understand industrial importance of analytical instruments, commericialization and technology development

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Lecture materials will be distributed by the instructors.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Instructors will provide handouts.

Assessment criteria and methods

Achievement of student learning outcome will be evaluated with results of final exams, homework, and/or reports.

Related courses

  • TSE.A232 : Engineering Measurement I
  • TSE.M204 : Statistics and Data Analysis
  • TSE.A351 : Transdisciplinary Engineering Experiment A
  • TSE.A352 : Transdisciplinary Engineering Experiment B
  • TSE.A203 : Electrical Engineering
  • TSE.A231 : Engineering Measurement

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

High academic English proficiency is required for enrollment.


- The class total enrollment is limited to 20 students with enrollment priority given to TSE and GSEP students.
- The order of topic instruction in the course schedule is subject to change.

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