Digital Design & Sensors


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Monitoring and programming (P1)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To help the students to acquire knowledge and skills which enable the analysis and designing of basic digital circuits, they acquire knowledge about various sensors and develop skills to use and monitor the signals. To teach the operating principles of various typical sensors and to introduce the concepts & designs for the measurement of electrical and non-electrical quantities.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge and understanding of basic digital circuits
  • Must have knowledge of Boolean algebra and minimal methods
  • Must be able to explain the difference between CMOS and TTL circuits
  • Must have knowledge of Multi-vibrators & Sequential circuits.
  • Must have knowledge of Bi-stable Circuits, structure of mono-stable and a-stable circuits.
  • Must have knowledge of Mealy and Moore State Machines
  • Must have knowledge of Counters and Must have knowledge of Counters and Shift Registers
  • Must have knowledge of different sensors
  • Must have knowledge of how signal is obtained from different sensors
  • Must have knowledge of internal working principal of various sensors.


  • Must be able to analyse simple digital circuits
  • Must be able to design digital circuits which is a central feature of data or electrical engineering
  • Must be able to understand the analysis, design and the realization of digital circuits
  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant concepts, theories and methods of analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential networks.
  • Must be able to apply concepts, theories and methods to describe and analyse a specific problem and explain the theoretical and practical implementation considerations.
  • Must be able to outline the main electrical characteristics of logic building blocks.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of different logical networks, including both combinational and sequential
  • Must be able to model and synthesize digital circuits.
  • Must be able to use Karnaugh Map to simplify circuit design
  • Must be able to use measurements terminologies including resolution, sensitivity, accuracy, and uncertainty
  • Must be able to use sensors for example for the measurement of temperature, displacement and position, digital encoders, shaft encoders, absolute and relative encoders, linear encoders.


  • Must be able to handle simple development-oriented situations related to digital circuits design, sensors and laboratory setups in study- or work-related contexts
  • Must be able to independently engage in professional and interdisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach within the context of digital electronics and sensor measurements
  • Must be able to identify his/her own learning needs within digital electronics and sensor technology theory and the electro technical laboratory experiments, and structure such learning accordingly.

Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:

  • Lectures
  • Classroom instruction
  • Project work
  • Workshops
  • Exercises (individually and in groups)
  • Teacher feedback
  • Reflection
  • Portfolio work

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student



Name of examDigital Design & Sensors
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDigital design og sensorer
Module codeN-ED-B2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science