Automotive Engineering

Sensors and Actuators

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

Sensors and actuators are parts of control systems. Knowledge about the functions performed by engine and vehicle controls are the basis for the discussion of sensors and actuators. The objective is to provide an overview of these elements and to impart knowledge on how to use them.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing the course, the student should have an overview of the use and functional principles of the most important sensors and actuators (electrical actuators or actuators with electrical interfaces) in a vehicle. He / she should be able to select and evaluate suitable sensors and actuators for typical applications in vehicle technology according to suitable criteria.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Bosch Automotive Handbook, Wiley
Bosch: Automotive Sensors, ISBN 0837610877, 9780837610870
John Turner, Automotive Sensors, ISBN 10:1 60650 009 0

Mode of delivery

3 ECTS Integrated course: lectures and lab tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of basic electronics, Knowledge of reciprocal and internal combustion engines

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam plus active participation on a half day labratory tutorial.