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Modern Experimental Metrology 7.5 credits

Modern experimentell mätteknik
Second cycle, F7037T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Experimental Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics

Entry requirements

Bachelor or equivalent degree with the subject physics and/or Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics , Microcomputer Systems and Control Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering Physics, including the course E7021E Measurement Technology and Uncertainty Analysis, or corresponding courses.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Knowledge and understanding

After completion of the course the student will have acquired:

  • the ability to plan and perform experimental work through the experience and the knowledge given by the experimental methods treated and experienced in the course
  • knowledge to adapt similar experimental methods outside of the scope of this course

Skill and ability

After accomplishing this course the student should be able to

  • choose an appropriate experimental method for a given measurement challenge
  • plan, design and perform an experiment
  • evaluate the quality of the experimental result
  • evaluate experimental results in relation to physics
  • present the results orally to an audience

The course will treat basic measurement techniques and applications in experimental methods with foucs on:
  • Philosophical and applied questions regarding experimental work
  • measurement error
  • digital sampling of data
  • measurements on electric, thermal, optical, mechanical and chemical entities
  • imaging methods
  • analysis and design of measurement systems

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Lectures and laboratory tasks will treat how experiments should be planned, how data is acquired, registered and treated with special focus on optical methods and mechanical entities. Lectures and compulsory laboratory tasks, planning of laboratory tasks, analysis and evaluation of experimental data and laboratory reports written in a scientific journal style and oral presentation of the laboratory tasks.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

Compulsory laboratory tasks, planning and oral presentations and group work hand-ins in form of reports written in a scientific journal style.

Kerstin Ramser

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Handouts and scientific journal articles.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Report/Oral PresentationU G#4.00MandatoryS20
0004Laboratory workU G#3.50MandatoryS20

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.

Syllabus established
by Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021