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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme Term II 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

The use of sensors has become widespread. We find them in smart phones and let them enter our smart homes and cities. Sensors play a critical role in modern manufacturing, keeping factories safe and operational. Modern healthcare is unthinkable without sensors, from large MRI scanners to small portable continuous diabetes monitors. For hundreds of years sensors and measurement have underpinned scientific discovery. We will cover the fundamentals of measurements and sensing in areas such as physics, chemistry and biology. We will discuss current trends in sensor technologies and applications, and explore the ethical and societal implications arising from the collection and analysis of huge amounts of data.

Course dates

19 Jul 2020 to 25 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

06 Jul 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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