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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

Basic analogue electronics, sensors and sensor interfaces, actuators. Programming of mechatronic systems.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN1080, you'll:

  • ​understand the behavior of analog circuits. Relevant concepts are: current, voltage, resistance, power, impedance, direct current, alternating current, RCL, MOS, FET, OPAmp
  • be able to use classical analytical methods based on the theorems of Kirchoff, Thevenin, and Norton
  • understand and apply sensors, signal conditioning and conversion, as well as some inter component buses
  • be able to build and program simple mechatronic systems with microcontrollers, actuators and sensors
  • understand basic control theory and how PID controllers work

Admission to the course

This course has 60 slots and bachelor students in Informatikk: robotikk og intelligente systemer are prioritized.

The course is based on knowledge corresponding to Fysikk-1 and -2 from norwegian upper secondary school (videregående skole), as well as the novice courses in informatics:  IN1000/INF1000/INF1001//IN1900/IN-KJM1900/INF1100, IN1020.

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group teachings each week.

Implementation of laboratory exercises is required, these may take place as project work. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines.

Attendance of the first lecture is compulsory.


4 hours written digital exam. Passing the mandatory assignments are required before you´re allowed to take the exam.

More about: digital exam, please see:

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF1411 - Electronic systems (continued).

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Grading scale

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:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 28, 2020 3:34:00 AM

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