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KH1251 Electrical Measurements, Control Theory and Practice 6.0 credits

The course in electrical engineering will give you the knowledge you need to be able to read, understand and benefit from books and magazine articles on electrical engineering and also printed matter, such as catalogs and data sheets on electrical components and equipment.

After completing a course in electrical engineering, you should be able to independently solve simple tasks of an electrical engineering nature, which you may be faced with. This may apply to measurements with electrical methods, choice of motor to operate a machine, etc.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KH1251 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Electrical circuits: DC, AC.

Electrical measurements: Measureing with multimeter (analog and digital) and oscilloscope. Use of LabVIEW

Analog cirquits for signalcondition of sensorsignals before ADC (analog to digital conversion). Examples of sensors for mussuaring of temperature, force and  strain.

Electrical motordrives: Single- and three- phase systems. Theory and properties of DC machines and AC machines. Principles for speedcontrol of electrical machines.

Design of control circuits. On-Off control. PID regulator. Sensors, detectors and other measurement & control components. How computers are used to aid instrumentation, control and regulation.

Intended learning outcomes

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Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B and English corresponding to English A.

Completion of upper-secondary school from 1 July 2011 and adult education at upper-secondary level from 1 July 2012 (Gy2011)
General entry requirements and Specific entry requirements: Physics 2, Chemistry 1 and Mathematics 3c. A pass in each of the subjects is the lowest acceptable grade.

Completion of upper-secondary school before 1 July 2011 and adult education at upper-secondary level before 1 July 2012
General entry requirements and specific entry requirements: Mathematics D, Physics B and Chemistry A. The grade Passed or 3 in each of the subjects is required.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge equivalent to courses KH1111 Mathematics and KH1212 Statistics.


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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 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

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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Course web KH1251

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Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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