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EOE053 - Engineering measurements
Syllabus adopted 2009-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKELT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course
0106 Design exercise 2,3 c Grading: TH   1,5 c 0,8 c    
0206 Examination 5,2 c Grading: TH   2,2 c 3,0 c   Contact examiner

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Professor  Gunnar Elgered
Docent  Hans-Georg Scherneck
Adj professor  Jan Johansson


EOE052   Engineering measurements

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

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 including applications in environmental monitoring,
- 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 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 complete 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 oscilloscopes and multimeters, for the acquisition of sensor signals,
- time and frequency counters.
The student is introduced to interference problems and electromagnetic compatibility
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 combination of sensors, measurement instruments and computers for data acquisition is addressed in terms of a project work defined by a realistic measurement problem.


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


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


Laborative written examination at the end of the course.
All lab exercises, including one written lab report, shall be approved.
A project work on time series analysis (a written report) and another project work on a measurement system (a written report) shall be carried out and approved.

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