autumn 2022
FYS-2008 Measurement techniques - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course. The course is also available to exchange students and Fulbright students.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are generell studiekompetanse + SIVING

Local admission, application code 9391 - singular courses in engineering sciences.

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

FYS-290 Measurement techniques, general principles 9 stp

Course content

The course focuses on the physical and technological understanding of measurement systems and techniques. The course covers the general structure of measuring systems including the following basic components contained in most designs: sensor elements, signal conditioning elements and signal processing elements. Besides the general structure and applications of measurement systems, the course includes theory for analyzing properties of static and dynamic setups. Statistical methods relevant for describing uncertainties (bias and fluctuations) in measurement systems are also covered. Exercises focused on design and evaluation of performance will be emphasized.

Recommended prerequisites

AUT-2006 Electronics, FYS-1003 Basic experimental physics, MAT-1001 Calculus 1

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student can:

  • understand the various components of measurement systems
  • describe the design and implementation stages of measurement systems
  • identify the physical principle behind a range of sensor elements
  • explain measurement principles as well as transmission, processing and conversion of data

Skills - The student can:

  • analyze and quantify the performance of measurement systems
  • derive the main equations describing static and dynamic behavior and response of measurement systems
  • understand the concept of sensor elements
  • use various sensors in the laboratory
  • design computer programs to do measurements and control instruments

General expertise - The student can:

  • understanding the physical principles of sensors and measurement systems
  • understand technological applications of measurement systems and the implementation of these

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours

Exercises: 15 hours

Information to incoming exchange students

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information.

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


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 14.12.2022 09:00 4 Hours A–E, fail F

Work requirement

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
Assignments Approved/ Not approved
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Re-sit examination

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: FYS-2008
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