Course Overview

Instrumentation requires a lecture and lab component. The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am-12:45 pm.

Labs are to be emailed as pdf files to Professor Hosannah. The group project will have two components- the report, and a powerpoint presentation given by the group during the online lecture.

  • Lab 1: Oscilloscope Lab (Completed)
  • Lab 2: Acceleration due to gravity (Phet)
  • Lab 3: Response of 1st and 2nd order systems (Multisim)
  • Lab 4: Photoelectric Effect (Phet)
  • Lab 5: Flow Measurement (Phet)
  • Lab 6: Temperature Measurement (Oven Experiment)
  • Group Project (Online Research)

Lecture Meetings

Moving forward, the lecture hour will include powerpoint lectures via the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra medium, with lecture files and accompanying materials to be made available on blackboard.

Lab Meetings

Physical labs will be replaced by software simulations. The first hour will involve a tutorial session, and the second will be the practical hour, during which students will apply the tutorial learnings to solve a problem, or perform a section of programming towards their lab assignments/group projects.

Software Required:

  1. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are preferred
  2. Microsoft Office (Already have)
  3. Multisim (Please see below)
  4. Phet Account (Please see below)

Multisim Circuit Design:

Multisim™ for Education is circuits teaching application software for analog, digital, and power electronics courses and laboratories. Visualize circuits and reinforce theory with simulated instruments, advanced analyses, and thousands of interactive components.

Access to Multisim Software

Visit the student software resources page for more details.

CUNY offers a campus-wide license to MATLAB, Simulink, and all companion products. All faculty, researchers, and students are eligible to download and install these products on their university computers as well as their personally-owned computers. Here’s a sampling of the add-on products available:

  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox

Access instructions:


  1. Go to CUNY’s MATLAB Portal to download the software.
  2. Click “Sign in to Get Started” in the Download MATLAB box.
  3. You will be asked to create a MathWorks Account using your campus email account. Once you do that, you will be associated to our MATLAB license and will be able to:
  • Download and activate software on your personal computer
  • Start using MATLAB Online from a web browser

To become familiar with MATLAB, please complete the 2 hour MATLAB Onramp tutorial that can also be found on our MATLAB Portal by clicking “Get free training” in the MATLAB Training box.If you have trouble installing MATLAB, contact Abdellah for Assitant