Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Goal is to learn basics of sensors and measurement schemes for typical non-electric quantities and to apply analogy models for analyzing sensors of different quantities.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 26.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Petri Kärhä

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Petri Kärhä

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The most common measurement schemes and sensors for non-electric quantities such as force, mass, acceleration, humidity, temperature, light, pressure and flow; biosensors; principles for analyzing sensors, measurement uncertainty evaluation; basics of analyzing measurement signals.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examination and home exercises.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises and examination approximately 40 h
    Home assignments, preparing for examination approximately 93 h
    Total 133 h

    Attendance in some contact teaching may be compulsory.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Slides from the course webpage and a web book  J. S. Wilson, Sensor Technology Handbook, 2005.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces S-108.3010 and S-108.3011.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Bachelor degree including major or minor in the fields of electronics or electrical engineering, or corresponding skills.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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