Data Acquisition

Course Code:
CET 2280C

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course focuses on the development of data acquisition systems, dataflow programming, data-logging, instrument control, and measurement applications. LabVIEW software will be used to acquire, process, display, and store real-world data. Programming a user interface, optimizing reuse of existing code, and common program design patterns will also be covered. Hardware labs will be used to assist in the design, implementation, testing, and deploying of a project. This course prepares the student to take the NI CLAD certification exam.


Course Details


EET 1084C





Required textbooks/ course materials:

Learning with LabVIEW by Robert H. Bishop, 1st edition, ISBN: 9780134022123 

National Instruments LabVIEW Core 1 and Core 2 course manuals and exercise manuals, Current Software Version, Part Numbers 325290C-01, 325291C-01, 325292C-01, and 325293C-01


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course teaches program design, implementation, and testing while emphasizing good programming practices. Focus will be on acquiring, analyzing, and storing data from sensors.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Learn how to develop basic applications in the LabVIEW graphical programming environment

Read and write data to a file

Design, implement, and distribute programs

Establish software lifecycles and develop professional user interfaces

Develop program documentation and handle program errors

Develop applications that are scalable, readable, maintainable, and reliable

Communicate with customers/employers/operators to ensure programs meet their needs

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial processes and material properties.

Demonstrate ability to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings (CAD).

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts.

Demonstrate proficiency in using tools, instruments, and testing devices.

Demonstrate math skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment.

Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment.

Tests, Quizzes, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Skills Check



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Assessments are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning outcomes and objectives of the course.

  • Learning modules for course theory delivered online
  • Hands-on competency-based labs
  • Assessments


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