Content, progress and pedagogy of the
The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module
Microprocessor based systems or similar.
- Have knowledge about instrumentation and conditioning of
sensors and the conversion of measurement variables into electrical
- Have obtained knowledge about calibration and signal processing
for the measurements systems.
- Be able to design and implement sensor and actuator interface
hardware to the microprocessor
- Must have knowledge of signal processing of measured data both
in real-time and offline.
- Have obtained knowledge of the design of first and second order
analogue filters for conditioning of measurements.
- Be able to understand the importance of signal conditioning and
processing for measurement devices.
- Be able to understand the connections and interfaces between
microprocessors and sensor and actuator hardware
- Be able to understand the design of analogue filters and their
effect on measurements
- Based on the above, be able to create requirements and test
specifications that enable the completed system to be tested
- Be able to design and implement basic analogue and digital
circuits by means of laboratory demonstration or validation using
real measured data series
- Be able to design and implement instrumentation for systems
based on demanded specifications
- Independently analyse and implement suitable signal processing
- Have a fundamental understanding of analogue filters, signal
conditioning, data acquisition
- Be able to implement and test the developed system with the
purpose of verifying the hypothesis, as well as draw conclusions
based on the achieved result.
- Have the ability to participate in a professional and
interdisciplinary collaboration within the instrumentation
Type of instruction
Problem based and project organised project work in groups where
the students, in the collaboration process to find the technical
solutions, are focused on effective team work with the ability
to listen actively, give constructive feedback and motivation in
the collaboration as well as having responsibility for own
learning. The project may be discipline-oriented, interdisciplinary
or part of a multidisciplinary project depending on project
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected
to be 450 hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Instrumentation|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external adjudicator based on a presentation
seminar and project report.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|