Postgraduate course

Selected Topics in Measurement Science

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePHYS328
  • Number of semesters1
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Objectives and Content

Objectives:The course aims to give advanced knowledge of selected methods in measurement technology which has been used in recent research.

Content:The course covers topics such as electrical measurement principles based on permittivity, permeability, conductance and resistance, optical methods and methods based on ionizing radiation as X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron. Measurement methods making use of multiple measuring principles and / or process tomography are also included.

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

  • is in the forefront of knowledge in selected topics within measurement technology
  • can assess the appropriateness of using different sensing principles in measurement technology


The student can

  • explain the physics of the currently selected measuring principles, as well as explain the benefits and constraints of using these in various applications.
  • substantiate the selection of a chosen sensor principle for a measure applications based on requirements such as precision, measuring range, access to the process, safety, security and more.

General competence

The student can

  • identify and develop new solutions for challenges in measurement technology.

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.


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