Data acquisition with LabVIEW for Engineers
Duration 2.0 days
Training Units 4.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

This course teaches you the basics of data acquisition with the graphical programming environment LabVIEW. It builds on the content of the course ‘Introduction to LabVIEW for Engineers’ and introduces the core concepts of data collection, including; connecting to and simulation of NI hardware devices,  connection to other common hardware, signal to noise management, analogue and digital signal conditioning, sampling & advanced timing methods, common programmatic structures, advanced graphing techniques and data storage. By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the application of LabVIEW for data acquisition and data processing tasks.

The course is open to all Engineering and technology related Postgraduate research students and research staff.

Process: Two practical half-day workshops.

Course Description:

This course teaches you LabVIEW programming concepts, techniques and features.
The course includes the following topics:
1. Data collection from Ni-DAQ devices
2. Data collection from GPIO communications with lab equipment
3. Data collection from Arduino devices
4. Signal to noise management
5. Signal conditioning,
6. Sampling & timing methods
7. Programmatic structures
8. Graphing techniques
9. Data storage

The aim of the course is to provide a good understanding of the general issues related to collecting high quality meaningful data, and those that relate directly to LabVIEW.

By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the LabVIEW programming environment as it relates to data acquisition devices. You will be able to collect data from a range of devices, and pre and post process data for graphical display and digital recording.

Booking Guidelines

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

Pre-Requisites Pre-requisites: This course assumes that you are familiar with the basics of LabVIEW programming. A good primer would have been to attend the ‘Introduction to LabVIEW for Engineers’ course.
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