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An Introduction to Modern Sensor Technology

COURSE NO: E05-015
COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
An Introduction to Modern Sensor Technology
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides a brief overview of the basic principles on which modern sensor technology functions. In describing modern sensor devices, we will need to also incorporate the basic concepts of physical measurement and the use of measurement instrumentation.


In examining the basics principles of sensor operation, we will cover some of the fundamental effects, physical phenomena, laws and rules of physics which are used by sensors to measure and quantify.


Though much of the modern sensor technology are based on MEMS (micro electro-mechanical systems), many of the same physical mechanisms which had allowed analog sensors in the past to operate, are still being used today in these micro “devices and machines”.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and instrumentation engineers and other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of modern sensor technology.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with sensor classifications
  • Learning about sensor characteristics
  • Understanding sensor deviations and error conditions
  • Learning about the physical phenomena used in sensing
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Modern Sensor Technology" by Donald Parnell, PE.

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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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