Experimental Methods

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Experimental Methods

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline: This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of experimental methods. Topics include: Terminology, standards, data analysis, uncertainty. Dimensional Analysis. Displacement, strain, pressure, flow and temperature measurements. Classical flow visualization techniques using electrical measurement techniques; and non- destructive evaluation techniques.

    DP requirements: Attend all practical sessions and submit, within seven days of the session, if required, a written report; write the class test; pass the final examination; satisfactorily achieve each of the ECSA ELO?s associated with the course.

    Assessment: Class test 10%; Laboratory/practical reports 20%; Examination 70%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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