TTK4175 - Instrumentation Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course covers design and layout of systems for implementing control and safety functions in industrial facilities, technical safety and the role of instrumentation systems, industrial communication, data sharing platforms, reliability measures for safety systems, cyber-security requirements for instrumentation systems, rules and regulations, standards, project management, documentation. The course also provide practical insight to the setup and implementation of control using industrial control systems.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - Extensive knowledge in construction of safety and control systems. - Independently analyze and document safety and control systems. - Knowledge in current requirements, relevant standard, rules and regulations. - Independently be able to analyze safety functions and evaluate fulfillment of requirements. - Thorough knowledge about systems and detectors fro fire, gas and other safety related issues. - Basic knowledge in installation, operation and maintenance. Skills: - Be able to interpret  and use technical documentation related to instrumentation systems. - Be able to configure safety and control solutions based on available equipment. - Be able to verify physical installation against layout and hookup drawings. General competence: - Communicate specialist topics both with specialists and the general public. - Have conscious attitude to health, environment and safety.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, working in groups, laboratory work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio evaluation is the basis for the final grade in the subject. Parts of the portfolio are final exam in writing 70% and  mandatory work 30% (covering laboratory exercises and one group work) which has to be accepted to be allowed access to the exam. The result for each part is given in percentage units, while evaluation of the entire portfolio (the final grade) is given as a letter. The exam must achieve a score corresponding to pass to be part of the evaluation, in the situation where the exam is changed to pass/fail rather than letter grades. 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, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

If the written exam is changed to a home exam, the code for permitted examination aid is changed from D og A.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Compendium published by the department. Lecture notes handed out during lectures and exercises. Laboratory work descriptions.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE3075 7.5
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 D 2022-06-10 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
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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