Course syllabus

Project Course in Automated Data Acquisition Systems
Projektkurs i automatiserade mätsystem

BMEN40, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Elective for: BME4, D5-hs, E4-ss, F4, F4-mt, F4-ss, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course aims to knowledge of implementation of systems for automated data acquisition. Furthermore, the course aims to provide overview of systems and methods to acquire and transfer measurement data in test- and industry-environments, and also to present methods to program such a system in a structured and logical way.


A project gives the student an opportunity to independently solve a problem for automatized data acquisition. The project aims for the student to, on his or her own, to specify the best strategy to collect measurement data for the given problem. The so specified solution shall then be programmed with methods taught in the course. The project is presented orally for the other students, and also in a written report.

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 starts with an introduction, examples and labs. A project with a focus on data acquisition is choses at an early stage which is then implemented and evaluated. Reporting and demonstration constitute an important part of the projectwork and is introduced at an early stage in the course. The supervisors will be available for questions and discussions and prearranged times.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U, G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written report and oral presentation of the project work.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0123. Name: Project Course in Automated Data Acquisition Systems.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G).


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic courses in programming and sensor systems.
The number of participants is limited to: 30
Selection: Number of credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: EEMN10

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Course coordinator: Dr Christian Antfolk,
Course coordinator: Dr Josefin Starkhammar,
Course coordinator: Dr Ola Jakobsson,
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