Course syllabus

Electrical Measurements

EEM007, 4,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Electrical measurements relates to almost all professional areas where a person with a M.Sc. in Engineering will be active. It may, e.g., be detailed studies on signals from nerve cells in the brain, light detection in optical fibers or manufacturing supervision in process plants. The development of new measurement methods and transducers occurs at an increasing rate, where especially the development in the area of microsystem technology plays a major role. The course gives a deeper understanding of the measurement methods that have been used and will be used in other courses and in the professional life.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Fundamental concepts like loading of the measurement objects, influence of noise, uncertainty in the results and calibration. Analog and digital oscilloscopes, probes and their limitations, A/D and D/A conversion, digital multimeter, measurement of time and frequency with universal counter, measurement of frequency spectra with spectrum- and FFT-analyser (FFT – Fast Fourier Transform). Design of measurement systems.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Continuous assessment in connection to the lab exercises. Compulsory parts to be passed: Lab exercises including short pre-tests, Lab reports, Examination of a lab report and Practical test.


Required prior knowledge: FAFF30 Waves and Optics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS070, ESSF10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Hans W Persson,
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