Measurement Technology, Data Acquisition, Test and Validation


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Basic Programming, Applied Statistics and Probability Theory.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge on the different sensors available and the fundamental measuring principles.
  • Knowledge on the computer based data acquisition, accuracy and error handling.
  • Understand methodology for design of experiments and test series and for reduction of ambiguity of experimental results, and for comparability with model predictions.
  • Understand processing methods for analog and digital data (continuous vs. discrete).


  • Isolate principal measurable parameters.
  • Be able to plan experiments in order to get optimal information compared to the experimental effort.
  • Be able to choose the right sensor technology for the problem at hand.
  • Setting up the A/D and D/A converters with commercial programs or by own programs.
  • Isolate principal measurable parameters.
  • Basic knowledge on digital image analysis.


  • Be able to plan a laboratory or field experiment and setup appropriate data acquisition.
  • Be able to discuss validity of results and errors of the data acquired in relation to choice of sensor and analysis method.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examMeasurement Technology, Data Acquisition, Test and Validation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMåleteknik og dataopsamling
Module codeB-VM-K3-14
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science