Course detail

Microsensors and Micromechanical Systems

FEKT-BMMSAcad. year: 2015/2016

Fundamentals of microelectronic technology for microsensors and microsystems. Introduction into microsensors and micromechanical systems. General parameters, classification, characteristics. Fundaments of microelectronic technologies. Introduction into semiconductors and their exploiting in sensorics. Resistive microsensors (gauges, thermistors, position, ...). Capacitive microsensors. Hall's sensors. Piezoelectric sensors. CCD sensors. Light emission sensor generators. Chemical and biochemical sensors (conductometric, pH sensors, ...). Special types of sensors. Micromechanical systems, manufacturing of microelectromechanical systems. New trends in microsensorics and MEMS.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Fundamental knowledge of theory and earning practical skills how to design microelectromechanical systems, microsensors and to apply methods of non-electrical quantities measurement, methodology and evaluation.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HUBÁLEK, J.; DRBOHLAVOVÁ, J.; PRÁŠEK, J.; BUŠINOVÁ, P.; BENDOVÁ, M. Mikrosenzory a mikroelektromechanické systémy. Brno: 2012. (CS)
ZEHNULA,K.: Snímače neelektrických veličin, SNTL Praha, 1986 (CS)
HUBÁLEK, J.; PRÁŠEK, J.; PEKÁRKOVÁ, J; BENDOVÁ, M.; DRBOHLAVOVÁ, J.; MAJZLÍKOVÁ, P. Microsensors and Microelectromechanical Systems. Brno: 2015. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
It is including:
lectures using form of technical seminary;
self-reliant practice laboratory exercise including preparation and elaboration of report;
using LMS Moodle, practical demonstration, visit of research laboratory LABSENSNANO.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to sensor technics
2. Fundametals of microelectronics technology
3. Microelectromechanical sensors
4. Resistive sensors
5. Capacitive sensors
6. Inductive sensors
7. Generating sensors
8. Semicoductive sensors
9. Optical sensors
10. Specialized sensors
11. Chcemical sensors and biosensors


Target of the subject is to present theory, principles and design of microsensors and microelectromechanical systems, to train how to design microsystems and their application.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-SEE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer