Electrical Measurement Methods

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1TE759

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology G1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Algebra and Vector Geometry.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for basic electrical concepts and perform basic electronic circuit analysis,
  • choose electronic measurement systems and sensors as well as perform physical experiments to provide a solution to a problem,
  • handle the most common electrical measurement instruments,
  • connect and analyse basic electric circuits based on a given circuit diagram,
  • evaluate experiments based on estimated error sources and different measurement setups,
  • analyse measurement data with MATLAB.


The basis of physical measurements, physical quantities and SI units. Historical development of physical-technical measurements up to today's electronic measurement methods. Electrical measurement instruments (digital multimeters, oscilloscopes) and other laboratory equipment.

Basic electronic/electrical concepts and their application: voltage, current, resistance/impedance, frequency.

Passive linear electronic components: resistor, capacitor, coil.

Basic circuit analysis with Ohms and Kirchhoff's laws. Application of electronic measurement methods in industry, science and technology, built-in and wireless systems. Different types of sensors, their physical operating principles and applications.

Analysis of measurement data: curve fitting for physical models, measurement uncertainty, sources of error.


Lectures, lessons, practical labs and computer labs.


Written exam at the end of the course (4 credits). Practical laboratory examination (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

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