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Introduction To Sensing Technologies – Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer. 

This course will give you an introduction to Sensing Technologies. Sensing Technologies use sensors to acquire information by detecting the physical, chemical, or biological property quantities and convert them into readable signal.

During the course, you look at the following topics:
– Understand the significance of sensing technologies in modern applications, including the evolution of sensors and their role in various industries.
– Look at different types of sensors available and their basic principles.
– Understand advanced features and applications of sensors, along with case study Analysis of LiDAR Sensors.
– Explore contemporary sensors with embedded features such as motion detection, orientation, and Machine Learning Core (MLC).
– Explore different examples from other industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, or environmental monitoring, depending on the focus, background and interests of the Bootcamp participants. This will allow you to examine and explore different career pathways and opportunities within the industry.

Exploration of the diverse applications of advanced sensors in different sectors could include the following routes:
– Transportation: Understanding how sensors contribute to improving traffic management, vehicle safety, and navigation systems.
– Healthcare: Exploring the use of sensors in medical devices for patient monitoring, diagnostics, and personalised healthcare.
– Environmental Monitoring: Discuss the role of sensors in monitoring air quality, detecting pollutants, and assessing environmental conditions.
– Smart Infrastructure: Examining how sensors are utilised in building automation, energy management, and infrastructure monitoring for efficiency and sustainability.

This is a certificated course.

For further information, please contact Projects@petroc.ac.uk.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB685
Level : Level 4
Duration : 13 Weeks

Cost : Free

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Assessment will be via coursework focused on an evaluation of sensing technologies, including the design and development of sensor technology applications, and delivering a presentation to invited groups of peers and employers from the industry.


The skills level will be equivalent to Level 4. You are likely to move into the following occupations on successful completion of the Bootcamp: Sensor Engineer, Sensor Electronics Engineer, Electronic Sensor Designer, Sensor Data Analyst.

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