FYS3231 – Sensors and Measurement Technology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course introduces all the main kinds of sensors and the physical principles behind different sensing mechanisms. Examples of how to include a sensor in a practical experimental set-up are also given.
After completing the course:
- you will be familiar with the main types of sensors
- you will know the physical principles utilized in the different kinds of sensors
- you can calculate the transfer function of a simple amplifier system connected to the sensor
Admission to the course
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
Special admission requirements
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
- Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The following courses must be completed before the project work in FYS3231:
Recommended previous knowledge
- MAT1100 – Calculus
- MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra
- MAT1120 – Linear Algebra
- MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and Computations
- IN1900 – Introduction to Programming with Scientific Applications
- FYS1120 – Electromagnetism
It would also be an advantage if you have completed FYS1210 – Elementary Electronics with Project Work.
- 10 credits overlap with FYS4231 – Sensors and Measurement Technology.
- 10 credits overlap with FYS3230 – Sensors and measurement technology (continued).
The course spans over one full semester with two hours of lectures and two hours of laboratory work each week.
Mandatory laboratory assignments must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam.
Regulations for mandatory assignments can be found here.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Mandatory laboratory assignments must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam,
A final oral or written examination (four hours), which counts 100% towards the final grade.
A decision for oral or written exam is based on the number of students who register for the course.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS4231 – Sensors and Measurement Technology, FYS3230 – Sensors and measurement technology (continued)
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: