TFY4185 - Measurement Techniques


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 50/100 4 hours C
work 50/100

Course content

Electronic circuit elements: Passive circuits. Semiconductors. Active circuits, with amplifiers. Digital circuits. Laboratory in circuit techniques: Construction and testing of selected circuits. Computer laboratory: Simulation and testing of circuits with computer programs (PSpice).

Learning outcome

The course will prepare students to use and design electronic curcuits, primarily oriented towards measurements and solving measurement problems.
The students will learn to build and analyze passive circuits with regard to time and frequency response by using complex calculus.
The students will learn to build and analyze active electronic circuits that consist of operational amplifiers and transistors, as well as analyzing these by means of numerical tools. The students will learn how to build electronic circuits for practical purposes in the laboratory, and will acquire knowledge of analogue and digital/logical circuits, as well as the structure of microcontrollers.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and associated mandatory exercises. Mandatory laboratory exercises. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (50%) and exercises (50%) (lab project, that may represent the compulsory bachelor project on the study program MLREAL). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned passed or fail.
The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Introductory physics and mathematics.

Course materials

Electronics, A systems approach, Neil Storey, 4th edition, Pearson Education Limited, 2009, ISBN 978-0-273-71918-2.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4185 7.5 01.09.2007
More on the course

Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 5
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 50/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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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