Measurement Technology and Data Acquisition


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to enable the student to perform measurement and data acquisition in the laboratory and in the field. The course is equally divided between sensor technology and data acquisition with computers and data loggers.

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge on the different sensors available and the fundamental measuring principles.
  • Knowledge on the computer based data acquisition, accuracy and error handling.


  • 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.
  • Basic knowledge on digital image analysis


  • Be able to plan an 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 supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, experimental work etc.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examMeasurement Technology and Data Acquisition
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam. Exam format is decided by start of semester.
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-GEO-K3-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Geography
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science