MSc SIS Edinburgh Course - Applications of Sensor and Imaging Systems PHYS5074

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The syllabus will cover 5 or more applications of ISM (each partially by taught delivery, and partially by assignment

assignment) each year. By way of example, it is proposed that the applications to be covered in the 1st year of delivery include - liquid crystal, micro-electro-chemical, drugs of abuse, single photon and nano-chemical.



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



PHYS5044 Fundamentals of Sensing


5 assignments at 20% weighting each

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Edinburgh University does not provide resit examinations for MSc students. In cases where an assessment is affect by reasons of good cause a revised mark, based on other completed assessments, may be substituted.

Course Aims

Students will apply the knowledge gained from the taught courses in S1 and S2, to an individual project on an intellectually demanding R&D topic under the guidance of a supervisor. It consists of two main elements and students will perform the research project independently with the minimal of practical supervision necessary to meet their projects' broad aim and objectives.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: Appreciate the constraints and limitations of a given ISM system in a given application or range of applications - Compare, contrast and select the most appropriate sensor modality(s) to meet the requirements of an application or range of applications - Prepare or assimilate a detailed sensor system specification or application requirement.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.