TFE4204 - Sensor Systems Design 2


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Design and practical development of an optimized sensor system. Optimization depends on project type and may include: energy consumption, components, size, packaging, mass production, production costs, function, user interface, etc. Development of a sensor system prototype using necessary tools such as: simulation tools and / or specialized software and selected working methods. Practical realization of an optimized sensor system; Planning and documenting the project work.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:After completing the course, the candidate must:- have advanced knowledge in design and optimization of sensor systems and have highly specialized insight into a given problem within sensor systems- apply knowledge of creating an optimized sensor systemSkills:After completing the course, the candidate must:- be able to design and build an optimized sensor system according to defined requirements- be able to document a project according to specified guidelinesGeneral competenceThe candidate can:- analyze a technology problem and then choose optimal solutions, plan, implement and document the project.- convey results of extensive independent work.- communicate about professional issues, analyzes and conclusions in design of optimized sensor systems, both with specialists and the general public.

Learning methods and activities

Self-study, group work, laboratory activity

Further on evaluation

Assessment is based on submitted report 40% and video presentation 60%. Partial results are reported in %-points, while the final grade is presented as letter grade. Grading A-F. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

TFE4202 – Sensor Systems Design 1.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


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