Level of Study
Autumn and spring.
The course has a limited capacity and enrolment is regulated through the process of admission to courses with limited capacity. Please also refer to information under Access to the course.
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.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- 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.
- 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
- can analyze relevant measurement systems
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.
The course has a limited capacity and enrolment is regulated through the process of admission to courses with limited capacity.
Also, the following applies regarding access to the course:
- In the autumn semester, the course is reserved for students enrolled in the Integrated Master Programme in Ocean Technology and the Master Programme in Ocean Technology. If there is free capacity, other students can be enrolled. Enrolment of other students is regulated by the rules applying to admission to courses with limited capacity.
- In the spring semester, the course is reserved for students enrolled in the Integrated Master Programme in Medical Technology and the Master Programme in Physics. If there is free capacity, other students can be enrolled. Enrolment of other students is regulated by the rules applying to admission to courses with limited capacity.
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
The forms of assessment are:
- Midterm exam (multiple choice) count 30 % of the total grade.
- Oral Exam (30 minutes) count for 70 % of the total grade.
Examination Support Material
Basic calculator allowed in accordance with the regulations specified by the Faculty.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Spring semester and autumn semester. The possibility to take a new exam early in the semester is only available to students who are entitled to a new examination due to valid documentation of absence from the final exam in the previous semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee for Ocean Technology is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses
Contact information for the course coordinator is avaialble at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Techology are administratively responsible for the course.
Contact information student adviser: email@example.com
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline