Course Syllabus for

Transducer Technology

BMEF10F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2023
Decided by: Maria Sandsten
Date of establishment: 2023-05-23

General Information

Division: Biomedical Engineering
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: BMEF10
Teaching language: 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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to look for, sort out and acquire information from an extensive information material without any reading instructions.

Course Contents

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. A large part of lectures are given by the students as projectseminars.

Course Literature

Fraden, J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications. Springer, 2015. ISBN 9783319193021.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, seminars given by participants, miscellaneous. Compulsory parts: Oral presentation of a project, laboratory work including pre-tests, participation in 80% of the seminars and writing a report and a less extensive written exam.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ESSF10 or BMEF05 Electrical Measurements or EEMF15 Sensors and Measurements or BMEF15 Sensors or EITA40 Circuits and Measurements

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