Measurement science

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120


Objectives and content

Measurement technology and instrumentation is an important part of our everyday life, and the limits of what can be measured are increasingly stretched by utilizing various chemical and physical characteristics of material for the development of new sensors and instruments.

A specialization in measurement technology and instrumentation requires a good knowledge of the physics behind the different measuring principles,as well as insight into the process to be measured. New methods and materials make it possible to develop sensors where one can draw more information out from each individual measurement. The master program focuses on optical, electromagnetic and nuclear measurement principles, as well as industrial tomography used in multi-phase systems.

The research work methods, which is an important part of the education, ranges from theory and modeling to experiment and development of prototypes. The research work is often carried out in close cooperation with industry and research establishments like Christian Michelsen Research AS.

The master program in measurement technology and instrumentation gives a broad foundation and good understanding of current issues in measurement technology. In the master's thesis work the analyzed measurements and results are considered in light of the hypothesis being tested..

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme the candidate will have the following learning outcomes:


The candidate

  • can explain selected experimental methods and techniques within measurement technology
  • can show that he/she has advanced knowledge within measurement technology on a high level, and specialized insight into a limited area linked to the master project.


The candidate

  • can conduct an independent research project under supervision, but with a high degree of independence and personal initiative in line with research ethical norms.
  • can analyze issues in measurement technology and discuss ways to explore these using theory and experimental methods

General competence

The candidate

  • are able to analyze scientific problems and participate in discussions on different ways of solving research problems.
  • are able to provide good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and research results

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

This programme is available for citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA.

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:



Who may apply

The Master's Programme in Physics, specialization measurement science, is not offered to applicants from outside the European Union/EEA and Switzerland. 

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About the programme

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Department of Physics and Technology

Study section: studie.fysikk@uib.no

Department of Physics and Technology: http://www.uib.no/en/ift