autumn 2022
TEK-3602 Thermography and Spectroscopy - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st. Exchange students and Fulbright students: April 15th.

Type of course

The course can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering program with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics, 7,5 credits physics.

Application code: 9371

Course content

The course is divided into two main parts:

  • Thermography - In this part, student will learn to obtain and interpret the data from thermography using infrared thermal imaging devices and associated software. 
  • Spectroscopy - In this part, student will learn the basic theory behind spectroscopy and typical measurement techniques in both laboratory and field environments.

In both, students learn to appreciate the applications of electromagnetic waves in infrared, visual and ultraviolet bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.  

Objectives of the course


  • Knows the basics of thermography & spectroscopy and has acquired important knowledge to use advanced laboratory equipment.
  • Knows certain advance concepts in relation to thermography and spectroscopy.


  • Understands the term thermography and spectroscopy and its relation to practical problems.
  • Has built knowledge in calibration, tuning, and imaging techniques of advanced experimental equipment including state-of-the-art infrared thermographic camera and highly sensitive spectroscope.
  • Has built knowledge in understanding the application of electromagnetics waves in infrared, visual and ultraviolet bands of the spectrum.

General Competence:

  • Is able to appreciate the importance of thermography and spectroscopy towards engineering applications.
  • Has built understanding of margin of error in the use of advanced experimental equipment such as thermographic camera and highly sensitive spectroscope.  

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops and Lab Sessions

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:

There are no restrictions on the number of inbound students on exchange.

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More info about the coursework requirements

Participation in lectures, workshops and laboratory exercises.

Re-sit examination

Continuation is not admitted to any of the exam parts.

Info about the weighting of parts of the examination

  • Project Report on Thermography (45% of final grade)
  • Oral exam on Thermography (5% of final grade)
  • Written exam on spectroscopy (50 % of final grade)

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: TEK-3602
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