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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ2495 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is comprised of lectures, two laboratory exercises, and two home assignments. The lectures cover: Temperature Measurements, Pressure Measurements, Flow Measurements, Data Evaluation and Errors and Risk Analysis. The laboratory exercises are devoted to temperature and pressure measurements. Practical experience of these methods and others are provided through group work coupled to ongoing research projects.The course ends with a written exam.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide systematic knowledge of measurement techniques in the energy field, including an introduction to common and advanced methods and tools inenergy-related experiments.Participants received practical experiences in lab and research environments. A general energy technology background is a necessary prerequisite, however since the course starts at a fundamental level no previous experience in measurement techniques is required.

The studenten should be able to accomplish the following tasks upon successful completion of this course:

•                    develop an experimental plan

•                    create a basic structure in a log book

•                    create a basic structure of an experimental report

•                    evaluate the pros and cons of using experimental analogy and similarity studies

•                    calculate and evaluate the uncertainties in the experimental results

•                    present experimental results with uncertainties

•                    conduct risk assessment of experimental work, including risks, likelihood and consequences

•                    construct an Risk Management Plan

•                    critically evaluate, select, and implement appropriate measurement equipment (temperature, pressure, flowrate, etc.)

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

B.Sc. in Engineering with prerequisite in MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9 ECTS, MJ1401 Heat Transfer 6 ECTS and SG1220 Fluid Mechanics 6 ECTS or a combination of these subjects of at least 15 ECTS.

Documented proficiency in english B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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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 - Assignments, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB1 - Lab 1, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB2 - Lab 2, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 2,0 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.

•                    INL1 - Assignments, 0.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

•                    LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

•                    TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

•                   LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ2495

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course is intended primarily for students enrolled in SELECT (year 2) and SEE/RENE (year 2), but can be taken by other students.Itis run in close collaboration with MJ2440 Measurement Techniques.