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Before choosing course

Computers are used to compile, process and present measurement data. Examples of this are the test systems used in industry. Another not equally obvious example are the embedded real-time systems in everyday household articles.

A short introduction is first given to the different software and hardware strategies that are used to design a computerized measurement system. The rest of the course is then used for the project in which a lab system is built and programmed.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus EK2260 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Subjects touched upon in the introduction and then worked with in the project:

• Components for acquiring measurement data in an industrial environment, with an emphasis on the instrument bus GPIB and DAQ cards.

• Measurement system programming environments (In the course we use NI LabView).

• Sensors and interface electronics for non-electrical quantities.

• Oral and Written presentation of technical information.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should

• have some experience of designing a computerized measurement system and be able to compare different technical solutions,

• have some experience of programming a computerized measurement system and be able to make simple programs to acquire and process measurement data,

• be able to compile and present technical information,

• be able to design simple analog circuits for signal conditioning,

• have experience of project work and be able to discuss different ways of organizing the work,

• be able to report a project in a written report and in a short oral presentation.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

  • Good command of English
  • Basic knowledge about measurement technology (EK1190 Measurement technology or equivalent)
  • Basic programming skills


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Compilation of literature handed out at the start of the course. Further literature is then handed out for the different projects. The students are also expected to find relevant literature on their own.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Work plan for the group, pass/fail, 1,5 European credits
Project task were the quality of work plan, technical report, oral presentation, technical solution, and user interface is evaluated and combined to give an individual grade for each participant, A–F, 4.5 European credits

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

EES/Micro and Nanosystems

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EK2350 Microsystem Technology

EK211X Master's Project in Electrical Measurements 

EK2230 Individual Project in Microsystem Technology 


Hans Sohlström

Supplementary information

Replaces 2E1126