Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Programming of Microprocessor Based Systems or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about instrumentation and conditioning of sensors, actuators and the conversion of measurement variables into electrical signals
  • Have obtained knowledge about calibration for the measurements systems
  • Be able to design and implement sensor and actuator interface hardware to the microprocessor
  • Have knowledge about the design of efficient algorithms capable of performing data processing and actuation in real time


  • Be able to understand the importance of using efficient algorithms to process data on a microcontroller
  • Be able to understand the connections and interfaces between microprocessors and sensor and actuator hardware
  • Be able to understand the design of efficient algorithms and data processing algorithms for embedded systems applications
  • Based on the above, be able to create requirements and test specifications that enable the completed system to be tested rigorously
  • 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
  • Be able to select the appropriate microcontroller and interface for specific applications
  • 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 area

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 choice.

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 examInstrumentation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInstrumentering
Module codeE-AIE-B3-1D
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science