IELET3109 - Advanced Sensorsystems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 50/100
School exam 50/100 3 hours D

Course content

Application of one or more of the following measurement methods: electrical, mechanical, optical, acoustic or electromagnetic. System characteristics. Lumped modelling and SPICE-simulation. Low-power sensor interface. Transmission line. Noise and interference. Signal conditioning. Signal processing. Measurement accuracy. Graphic programming with virtual instrumentation and programming in LabVIEW. Project planning, project work, data presentation and reporting.

Learning outcome

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge: After completing the course, the candidate should be able to: - explain the behaviour and characteristics of selected electrical, mechanical or optical sensors - describe and interpret static and dynamic characteristics of measurement systems - describe effect of noise and interference, as well as describe methods for reducing them - the principles and use of computer assisted measurement techniques with control of instruments, measuring equipment and data collection/transfer.

Skills: After completing the course, students should be able to: - design measurement system that meet requirements wrt. accuracy and dynamic response - model signal and noise and calculate expected target accuracy in a measurement system - program data acquisition and data presentation - document experiments and measurement data.

General competence: After completing the course, students should be able to: - evaluate specifications, design, construction, and operate a sensor system.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Mandatory exercises. Laboratory work. A mandatory project.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

To access the written exam a minimum of 75 % of the exercises must be approved.

The assessment includes a written final exam (counts 50%) and a project assignment (counts 50%). All parts must be passed. Grade: Letter grade.

Re-sit exam in May/June. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. If the exam is to be repeated, the entire course needs to be taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires admission to the study program Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Course materials

Given at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TELE3012 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 D 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 21
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 50/100 D 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 7
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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