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STE6256 Instrumentation & Measuring Systems - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology

Type of course

Theoretical subject. Cannot be taken as a single subject

Course contents

Description of Measurement and Instrumentation tasks in Electrical Power Conversion systems.

Mathematical modelling of static and dynamic operation of electronic measurement system elements.

Static and dynamic errors and accuracy in measurement systems.

Evaluation of measurement uncertainty.

Signal processing and condition circuits.

Design with operation amplifiers. Analog filters.

Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion.

Sensors and transducer for voltage, current, temperature, force, speed and position measurements.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code: 9371  

Prerequisite(s):  Fundamental Electrical Circuit Analysis or similar.

Objective of the course


After finishing the course, the candidate has built knowledge on:

-Fundamental principles of electronic measurement and signal condition in Electric Energy Conversion systems

-Physical principles and characteristics of sensing elements

-Signal and Noise in Measurement systems

-Error calculations and uncertainty specifications in measurements



After having followed the course, the candidate shall be able to:

-Build Mathematical Models describing the behavior of instrumentation systems and their sub system components.

-Specify, select components and design signal processing elements for electronic measurement in Electric Energy Conversion systems.

-Perform error calculation and uncertainty analysis of measurement


General competence:

-Develop ability to apply current techniques and tools, for model-based design of signal condition circuits for Monitoring and Control of Electric Energy Conversion systems.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods


Individual assignments.

Cooperative learning, facilitated by Mini-Project performed in small student groups.


Mandatory task
Mini-Project report and oral presentation as student group lecture.



3 h written exam.

Grading will be done by using A-F grading scale, where F is a fail.


There will be arranged a re-sit exam for this course

Date for examination

Instrumentation &amp, measuring systems 07.06.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Recommended reading/syllabus

James A. Blackburn: Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers, Springer 2001, ISBN 0-387-95056-7

Additional literature

Lectures Spring 2019
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