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INST Course Outcomes

Introduction to Instrumentation Technology (INST 1010)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand technical terms and nomenclature used in industrial measurement and industrial process control
  • Understand fundamentals of industrial processes, process measurements, and process control theory
  • Understand the operation of fundamental instrumentation
  • Use of equipment used in industrial process measurement and control
  • Set up and run basic laboratory experiments using a variety of instrumentation
  • Use instruments to measure pressure, temperature, flow, and level
  • Understand the principles of operation of sensors including thermocouples, strain gages
  • Understand principles of instrumentation communications protocols
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills to perform instrumentation calibration
  • Demonstrate skills in trouble-shooting problems with measurement devices, process controls, and industrial processes
  • Collect and analyze data from experiments
  • Present information in table and graph form for analysis
  • Prepare a well-organized laboratory report
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Students will demonstrate basic communication skills by working in groups on laboratory experiments and the thoughtful discussion and interpretation of data
  • Ability to clearly communicate the results of scientific analysis in written and oral and visual form
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice safety rules in the measurement and control of industrial processes
  • An understanding of personal, professional and ethical integrity and responsibility
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning