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Electronics MA, Sensor Devices, 6 Credits

General data

Code: EL004A
Subject/Main field: Elektronik
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 6
Progressive specialization: A1F - Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Electronics Design
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 3/15/2007
Date of change: 3/30/2015
Version valid from: 4/1/2015


Give a general understanding of the working principles and design of different types of sensors, with specialization on some physical detector principles. Be able to describe the physical and technological limitations for a given type of sensor and for a given measurement situation select the most suitable type of sensor.

Course objectives

After completion of the course you should be able to:
- Describe the manufacturing process for a type of sensor,
- Propose a suitable sensor for a given measurement situation,
- Evaluate the technological and physical limitations of a specific sensor,
- Clearly and profound explain the function of sensors, with focus on radiation sensors,
- Identify the type of sensor form a given classification.


- Classification and terminology for sensors
- Manufacturing process for sensors
Also acoustic, mechanical, magnetic, radiation, thermo, chemical, and biological sensors will be treated. A large number of application examples are included to high-light the function for a specific sensor. Integration of sensors and read-out electronics are exemplified with research projects. During lab sessions there will be opportunities to use research related measurement setups, using some different sensor types.

Entry requirements

Electronics, 30 credits, including analog electronics and measurement technology

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The course includes lectures and laborations.

Examination form

5.0 hp, T100: Written Exam
Grade: A, B, C, D, E, Fx, and F. A-E are passing grades, Fx and F are failing grades.

1.0 hp, L100: Laboratory with a written report
Grade: Grade: Pass or Fail

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: S.M. Sze
Title: Semiconductor Sensors
Edition: 1st

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