- Independent study
- Work at your own pace
- $1,500 course cost
This course will provide fundamental and intermediate LabVIEW programming skills that are needed to develop applications for any engineering discipline. You will understand and implement the basic and advanced techniques of PC-based, real-time instrumentation for engineering applications. The laboratory experiments that you will work on during the course are developed with inter-disciplinary concepts taken into consideration for mechanical engineers, petroleum engineers, and electrical engineers.
This is a lab-based course, which uses data acquisition devices for developing custom graphical user interface applications. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge to design a broad range of LabVIEW based applications that requires data acquisition and simulation skills of measurement instruments.
The LabVIEW course is designed to provide you with the fundamental and intermediate programming skills that are needed to develop applications for any engineering discipline.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Develop software programs called virtual instruments that apply user interfaces, program control, Sub VI, data structures, file input-output, hardware interfacing, data analysis and signal processing.
- Design software applications and graphical user interfaces in LabVIEW using good programming techniques, including documentation, and an understanding of human computer interfaces.
- Use various editing and debugging techniques for Vis.
- Use LabVIEW for creating applications that use plug-in DAQ devices such as NI-myDAQ.
- Design a data acquisition instrumentation system with understanding of the trade-offs for different signal types, number of channels, sampling resolution, and sampling frequency.
- Function as multi-disciplinary team to solve a engineering instrumentation problem by developing a LabVIEW project.
The LabVIEW course at the University of North Dakota (UND) is designed for engineers who wish to improve their performance, improve their value in the workplace and/or need Professional Development hours (PDH). This course has been approved by the Engineering Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) for 30 PDH.
Improve Your Performance
The LabVIEW graphical, dataflow programming paradigm makes it easier to learn and use, while still providing the performance and functionality you would expect from a general-purpose programming language. Unlike other general-purpose programming languages, LabVIEW provides added functionality for quickly building test and measurement, data acquisition, embedded control, scientific research, and process monitoring systems. Consequently, students who learn LabVIEW will improve their performance and productivity in their coursework, projects, and research.
Improve Your Value in the Marketplace
LabVIEW is the industry-standard software for data acquisition and instrument control. More than 24,000 companies around the world use National Instruments products in industries ranging from aerospace, to entertainment, to pharmaceuticals, to sporting goods, to telecommunications. When you learn LabVIEW, you are gaining a valuable, employable skill.
Your instructor is Prakash Ranganathan.
Prakash Ranganathan is Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of North Dakota (UND), Grand Forks, ND. He is also the Director for SecureCyber Physical Energy Systems and Data sciences Laboratory at UND. His research interests include Simulation and Modeling, Smart Grid Technologies, Optimization Methods and Software Engineering. Dr. Ranganathan taught LabVIEW to wide variety of student and industry professionals over the last 8 years. He is an active IEEE Senior Member and frequent reviewer of IEEE transactions on Wireless communications and Sensors Journals. Dr. Ranganathan holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering, and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University, Fargo. Dr. Ranganathan received the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in 2013 from UND Alumni Foundation recognizing his significant contribution in teaching, research, and service. He is also a recipient of Public Scholar Award in 2014 from center for Community Engagement. Dr. Ranganathan is also a coordinator for North Dakota EpScoR’s Nurturing American Indian Tribal Undergraduate Research Experience (NATURE) outreach program since 2013.
Feel free to contact your instructor at prakash.ranganathan@UND.edu.