Postgraduate course

Selected Topics in Measurement Science

Semester of Instruction

Every other year. Odd-numbered years.

Objectives and Content

The course is concerned with the physical principles of selected measurement methods, sensors and detectors, with a special focus on recent research. This includes measurement principles which are sensitive to permittivity, permeability, conductance and resistance, optical methods and methods based on ionizing radiation such as X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron radiation. Front-end electronics and examples of measurement applications are also presented, with a focus on multiphase systems. The principles and applications of multimodality measurement and tomography systems are also covered. The aim of the course is to give an in-depth knowledge of the advantages and limitations of different measurement methods and monitoring challenges, mainly within the process and petroleum industry.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • explain the physical basis of the different measurement methods presented in the course, including their advantages and limitations related to different applications.
  • elaborate on the possible sensor alternatives for new measurement applications based on given process constraints such as measurement uncertainty, measurement range, safety and access to the process being monitored.
  • design and adapt a suitable sensor system to monitor a specific measurand.

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of minimum 60 ECTS in physics + Course corresponding to PHYS225 Instrumentation or equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge


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.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline