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MFA-8040 Maritime Measurement Science - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course is available for students at the PhD Programme in Nautical Operations.

Course contents

The course include the following sections:

Objective of the course


The candidate will be able to:

explain the definitions and concepts of measurementprinciples in computer-based data collection, analysis and visualization.

understand principles and methods used in maritime applications involving sensor systems and/or human systems/ perception,

explain some of the available standard equipment, sensor principles  and SI units

have an overview of the performance in sensor data, systems and perception.


The candidate will be able to:

understand and make use of existing knowledge, theories of measurement science and applications in real situations,

understand the performance of measurement systems,

adopt the principles of using sensor based systems and human perception when identifying and sensing physical phenomenon,

identify suitable approaches and methods for designing measurement tasks in maritime operations.

understand limitations and benefits in human operated systems


The candidates will be able to:

apply measurement systems in maritime operations and use computer to make automatic measurement, analyses and presentations,

reflect on their professional practice, work in groups and multidisciplinary teams, write articles and reports, and make presentations,

contribute to safer maritime operations by understanding the use of relevant data in maritime operations.  

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and individual reading. Individual guidance and supervision.


The exam is comprised of 1) the submission of reports in the case projects with oral presentation, report and article writing, if possible related to the students own topic of research that supplements his/her doctoral thesis, and 2) a final oral examination. 1) and 2) count 50% each in the grading. A grade of passed/not passed will be given.

There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination.

Recommended reading/syllabus

1. Part of:

Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications by Jacob Fraden, ISBN: 978-1441964656

2 Part of:

Artificial Human Sensors, Science and Applications

by Peter Wide, ISBN: 978-981-4241-58-8

3. Other syllabus (e.g. articles, book chapters, reports and other material) will be presented during the course.