Measurement and Instrumentation 7.5 Credits

First cycle, E0004E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 08 May 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Electrical Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Electrical Engineering
Main field of study
Computer Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Knowledge in: - Mathematical analysis on basic level, linear algebra, differential equations and transforms and calculus (M0038M, M0039M, M0043M). - Introductory electrical engineering; Kirchoffs laws, passive components such as resistors, capacitors and inductors, ideal operation amplifiers, transformers, electric machines, etc (E0013E, E0003E). - The student is expected to know how to write simple functions in MATLAB for data analysis and data presentation. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The goal of the course is to give the student knowledge and experience to select and design simple measurement systems for a given application, based on different physicalmeasurement principles, modeling, simulation, and error analysis.

• General measurement system principles • Static and dynamic characteristics of measurement systems. • Disturbances in measurement systems and protections against these. • Error and uncertainty analysis • Digital data acquisition using the industry standard LABVIEW. • Electrical modeling and simulations using the industry standard PSpice. • Data analysis and signal processing using MATLAB.

• A series of lectures where the core of the course is presented. Examples of typical situations that the students will come across are given. Important to note here that the the examples themselves are not essential but the solving approach they exemplify. The students will then practice their skills on similar problems in homework assignments and laboratory work. • Mandatory lab work includes theoretical homework problems to design the necessary measurement system. During the lab work, the student builds and evaluates the measurement systems. The results must then be interpreted and reported. Special attention is given to the skill of critically analyzing and discussing their own results and possible deviations from theoretical results.

Approved laboratory work and written exam.

Torbjörn Löfqvist

Transition terms
The course E0004E is equal to SME101

Literature. Valid from Spring 2014 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Principles of Measurement Systems, John Bentley. 4th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall ISBN: 0 130 43028 5.

Alciatore, David and Histand, Michael, Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, fourth edition, McGraw-Hill.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

0001Written exam3.0TG G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work4.5TG U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.