Course syllabus

Transducer Technology

EEM031, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: BME4-bf, D5, E4-ss, E4-mt, F4, F4-mt, F4-r, F4-ss, IEA3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The importance of sensors in modern society is increasing rapidly. There are plenty of examples where sensors are needed to gain increased safety (i.e. cars), decreased influence on the environment (i.e. process control in industry, pollution control in cars) and more efficient use of energy (i.e. in-house climate control). Other examples where sensors are expected to get vital importance is Virtual Reality (i.e. remote controlled robotic operations in medicine as well as computer games and simulators).

The aim of this course is to give a broad overview of the most common sensor principles and measurement methods for measurements of physical, chemical and bio-chemical parameters i.e. temperature, pressure, oxygen level, pH, etc.

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


The course consider the most common sensors and measurement methods for measurement of physical, chemical and bio-chemical measurement parameters in the field of process- and manufacturing industry as well as medicine and society.

Furthermore, the interfacing, applied signal processing and data acquisition system are studied. The course includes a project that considers a specific measurement parameter or sensor principle. The project task is to gain information about sensor principles and use through literature studies and experimental work. The project is presented oral at a seminar and is finally put together in a written report.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: For grade 3 it is required that the student have passed a number of compulsory parts: Oral presentation of a project, laboratory work, participation in 80% of the seminars and write a report. For a higher grade a written exam is given.


Required prior knowledge: ESSF10 or EEM007 Electrical Measurements or EEMF15 Sensors and Measurements or ETE604 Circuits and Measurements.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Hans W Persson,
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