TFY4190 - Instrumentation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Computer based measurement techniques: Interfacing, converters, sensors. Connecting measuring devices to computers. Computer lab: Graphical programming and virtual instrumentation and programming in LabVIEW. A selection of measurement and control assignments with the use of computers. Planning of experimental activities, data presentation, and reporting on experimental activities.

Learning outcome

Knowledge. The candidate should have knowledge of:
- Computer assisted measurement techniques including control of instruments, measurement equipment and data acquisition.

Skills. The candidate should be able to:
- Estimate shortcomings which are imposed on experiments from data acquisition equipment.

General know how. The candidate should be able to:
- Independently plan, carry out and report from experiments. The laboratory experiments should enable the candidate to use computers in applications of measurement techniques.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and calculation exercises. Fundamental laboratory exercises and laboratory project work. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project work

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam (50%) and works (50%). The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given passed/not passed. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

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.

Course materials

To be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4037 7.5
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 5
No.of specialization hours: 5

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 *
Spring ORD work 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring 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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