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Course MV-MTS-86601-K-4

physics-based measuring technique (2V+1U, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 3.0 CP 48 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(2V+1U) 3.0 CP 42 h 48 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MTS] Measurement and Sensor Technology
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Introduction to metrology
  • Measurement of mechanical variables: path, angle, speed, acceleration, elongation, force, torque
  • Measurement of electrical variables: current, voltage, output
  • Measurement of process variables: temperature, flow rate, pressure, level
  • Time measurement, electromagnetic field sizes
  • Sound field sizes, radioactivity

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

Students are able to

  • Explain the structure, benefit and application of SI base units
  • Describe how physical measurement principles work
  • Compare different measurement setups
  • Identify the measurement challenges in engineering topics
  • Develop their own solutions to specific measurement tasks

2. Practice

Students are able to

  • Calculate essential parameters of measurement statistics
  • Solve problems related to optical measurement technology
  • Interpret shape and roughness measurements


  • P. Profos, Grundlagen der Messtechnik, Oldenbourg Verlag, 1997


Powerpoint, Matlab, projector, slides, practice worksheets and exercises. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Basic knowledge of physics

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-MTS-86601-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MTS-197-M-4] physics-based measuring technique P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 3.0 LP
[PHY-SP-7-M-7] Schwerpunktmodul Messtechnik WP: Obligation to choose 2V+1U, 3.0 LP