This course is replaced by IN1080 – Mechatronics.

Course content

This course aims at giving an introduction to  electronic systems work and is relevant for those who wish to learn basic electronic principles. Understanding how electronic circuits function and can de designed are important topics, and both active and passive circuit elements will be addressed. Through lab exercises and analytical methods, students will  learn how electronic systems work and how they may be used in practical applications. Examples will illustrate how analogue signals can be used to measure and control natural porcesses such as light sensors and temperature measurement devices. The design principles taught in this course are also relevant for understanding, analyzing and designing digital systems.

Learning outcome

The course gives an introductin to design of electric circuits and analysis methods. Construction principles based on Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws will be elaborated and supplemented with time and frequency domain analysis and construction techniques. Both lab execrises and conventional problem solving techniques are used to demonstrate the various methods in practice. The students will also acquire basic knowledge in using simple measurement instruments.


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A maximum of  20 student can be admitted to this course due to laborotory regulations.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge


Two hours lecture and two hours problem solving per week. This course demands 4-6 mandatory assignments during the semester.  Rules on mandatory assignments and other hand-ins


4 hours written exam. Mandatory assignments must be completed prior to the exam.

Examination support material

 All published and written support material is allowed.

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.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

The first lecture is compulsory.

Facts about this course






Every spring

This course was last taught spring 2017.


Every spring

Exams can be retaken during spring2018 and 2019 for those who have mandatory assignments approved. It will be a written digital exam.

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