TTK4101 - Instrumentation and Measurements


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 7/10 4 hours C
Portfolio 3/10

Course content

Analog signals and signal models. Passive and active circuits for signal conditioning. Current loops. Transmission lines and line termination. Modulation. Scaling and calibration. Basic measurement principles based on resistance, capacitance, light, magnetism etc.. Instrumentation for selected physical process variables. Camera as a sensor. Selected control elements.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate

  • has thorough knowledge of common techniques, circuits and components for conditioning, conversion and transmission of analog measurement signals.
  • has thorough knowledge of elementary measurement principles and instrumentation for selected physical process variables.
  • has basic knowledge of selected industrial actuators.

Skills: The candidate

  • is able to choose appropriate instrumentation technology based on a description of process properties and performance requirements.
  • is able to construct and analyse circuits for conditioning, conversion and transmission of analog measurement signals.
  • is able to use various laboratory instruments.


  • The candidate is able to communicate about industrial instrumentation with specialists as well as system users.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, obligatory activities (laboratory work, theory assignments and practical project). Precise requirements for the obligatory activites will be published via the course learning platform.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory assignments

Further on evaluation

The portfolio counts 30% against the final grade in the course, and consists of an obligatory project assignment, obligatory laboratory assignments and obligatory theory exercises. The portfolio must be approved for the student to pass the course.

The project assignment is conducted in groups, each group receiving a joint partial assessment in the form of a letter grade. The work consists of theoretical preparation, practical implementation and analysis of a servomotor based on analogue circuit components and a DC motor. The practical work takes place under guidance in the lab, and each group is assigned four lab hours per week for the duration of the project. Time for preparation and writing of a lab report is in addition to this. The assessment is based partly on weekly approval of progression and results in the lab, and partly on the form and content of the lab report. Assessment criteria are made known to the students in advance. Each group must submit one lab report, with deadline no earlier than one week after the last lab day.

Each student must complete two to three laboratory assignments; precise number depends on lab capacity and will be announced at the start of the semester. Guided groupwise completion and approval takes place in dedicated lab areas on campus. Each group is assigned four lab hours for each assignment; time for theoretical preparation is in addition to this.

As a main rule, weekly theory exercises are given, of which at least a certain number must be approved to get the portfolio approved; exact number required will be announced at the start of the semester. The theory exercises are guided and approved in groups, but the approval is individual, so each student who wants to have an exercise approved must attend the corresponding approval session. Guidance and approval are given either physically in the auditorium, electronically or as a combination; exact arrangements will be announced at the start of the semester.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, the student must retake both the project and the exam.

Students who wish to improve their final course grade may retake individual partial assessments.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Cybernetics and Robotics (MTTK)
Industrial Cybernetics (MIIK)

Required previous knowledge

TTT4203 - Introduction to Analog and Digital Electronics, TTK4123 - Cybernetic Methods or equivalent.

If you have not completed TTT4203 or TTK4123 earlier, you will not be able to register for the course through Studentweb. If you completed a similar course or have otherwise gained equivalent knowledge, the course administrator must be contacted for approval of your registration.

Course materials

Syllabus will be announced at start of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTK4125 3.0 AUTUMN 2017
TPK4128 3.0 AUTUMN 2017
IELET2106 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
TPK4125 2.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 7/10 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio 3/10
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 7/10 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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