Measurement Technology

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content


The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge in measurement technology, instrumentation and control systems as basis to adopt appurtenant relevant methods and techniques in research and development.



The course covers topics such as the general measurement system, calculation of measurement uncertainty, description of dynamic systems in time and frequency domain, as well as a characterization of these. Furthermore, the course covers signal and noise in measurement systems, characteristics of commonly used sensor elements, feedback systems and typical characteristics for commonly used flow instrumentation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:



The student

  • has thorough knowledge of the elements of the general measurement system and calculation of measurement uncertainty
  • has thorough knowledge on representation of dynamic systems in time and frequency domain, and the use of feedback control system techniques and PID controllers
  • has advanced knowledge of standard flow instrumentation.



The student

  • can use standard techniques to calculate combined measurement uncertainty in a system of measuring elements
  • can describe dynamic systems in time and frequency domain and analyze these
  • can use a set of selected signal processing techniques, such as autocorrelation and cross correlation


General competence

The student

  • can analyze relevant measurement systems

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
PHYS225: 10 SP
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching method is by lectures and solving given exercise problems
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory attendance. Approved compulsory assignments are valid for 2 subsequent semesters. It is compulsory for students admitted to the Integrated Master's Programme in Ocean Technology to take this course in the first semester of the programme.
Forms of Assessment

Ordinary exam late in semester:

Oral exam

Grading Scale
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Assessment Semester
Both semester.
Reading List
The reading list will be available within July 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
Course Evaluation
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
Examination Support Material
Programme Committee
The Programme Committee for Ocean Technology is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses
Course Coordinator
Contact information for the course coordinator is avaialble at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
Course Administrator
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Techology are administratively responsible for the course.