Measurement Technology, 6 credits (TFMT14)

Mätteknik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biotechnology Electrical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Daniel Filippini

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering 6 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Calculus, Electric Circuits, Engineering Mechanics, Physics,

Intended learning outcomes

To provide an overview of principles and methods of modern measurement technology. In the course the measurement of both electrical and non-electrical signals are treated. After the course the student should be able to:

  • explain simple theories behind measurements of current and voltage of electrical cicuits, DC and AC, with multimeter and oscilloscope, and perform such measurements.
  • explain the detection principle of perform measurements with some physical and chemical sensors
  • explain components and functions in a computerized measurement system including; sensors, sensor interfaces, digitizing, data transmission, data analysis and data presentation
  • implement numeric calculations and simulations related to the concepts in TFMT14
  • demonstrate the ability to calculate the quantitative aspects related to the concepts in this course.

Course content

Measurements of electrical properties with multimeter and oscilloscope. Components and functions of a measurement system; sensor, signal conditioning, linearization, signal transmission, A/D conversion, presentation, measurement data acquisition and treatment. Tools for measurements and data treatment,Electrical disturbances and noise. Sensors for measurement of important process parameters such as temperature, flow, pressure and level. Biological and optical methods, chemical sensors, biosensors, semiconductor sensors, micromechanical sensors. Quality assurance of measurement data, calibration and traceability. Measurement data treatment and uncertainty.Simulation and numerical calculation tools.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, problem solving tutorials and laboratory exercises


LAB2Laboratory WorkU, G2 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman


Daniel Filippini

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Alan S. Morris, Measurement and Instrumentation Principles, Butterworth-Heinemann 2001 ( Laborations-PM
Alan S. Morris, Measurement and Instrumentation Principles, Butterworth-Heinemann 2001 ( Laborations-PM
LAB2 Laboratory Work U, G 2 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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