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Syllabus for

Academic year
EOE055 - Electrical measurement technique
Elektrisk mätteknik
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKELT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 50141
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Design exercise 2,3c Grading: UG   1,5c 0,8c    
0220 Examination 5,2c Grading: TH   2,2c 3,0c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Calculus in one variable, complex numbers and basic electric circuit theory.


The course shall give fundamental knowledge for the analysis of measurement problems, and to design and evaluate systems for performing measurements. The analysis of measurement uncertainty is central. The course shall also give knowledge about modern electrical instruments, knowledge which can be used when introduced to new instruments, possibly based on, up to now, unknown methods or physical phenomenons.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- present an overall understanding on the use of measurements in order to obtain basic data for decision-making, e.g. to optimiza/balance the use of resources and comfort
- perform measurements described by electric circuit diagrams using digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and time and frequency counters,
- use a constructive as well as critical behaviour in order to assess limitations and uncertainties in a complete measurement system often with a starting point in the data sheets and specifications from the instrument manufacturers,
- write a measurement report (a scientific report based on experimental data) based on a structure which is accepted and a content that is understood by professional engineers active within the area of (electrical) engineering measurements
- identify different types of sensors for measuring different physical parameters and thereafter outline comprehensive designs of measurement systems.


The focus of is on performing laboratory exercises. In the these exercises we practise the skill to use:
- sensors for measuring physical parameters using electrical and optical methods,
- measurement instruments, such as digital oscilloscopes and multimeters, for the acquisition of sensor signals,
- time and frequency counters.
The student is introduced to interference problems and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Furthermore, the student practice to analyse and control:
- the interaction between the measurement object and the instrument, the meaning of calibration, traceability and normals
- the function of electronic components,
- basic signal analysis (fourier, and auto- and cross correlation) of measurement time series, and
The studies in error analysis is realised in terms of a project work where the student estimates trends and other systematic effects hidden in white and coloured noise.


The course consists of a lecture series and a series of laborations which includes one larger lab report and one project (see also the examination requirements below).


Compendium in "Engineering Measurements" (in Swedish "Mätteknik").
Instructions for laborative work.

Examination including compulsory elements

A laborative written examination at the end of the course.
All lab exercises, including preperatory home work shall be approved.
One written lab report.
A project on time series analysis is documented in a written report.

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