Course detail

Measurement in Electrical Engineering

FEKT-BPC-MVEAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course deals with the issue of measurement of electrical and non-electrical quantities partly in electrical engineering. The emphasis is compared to the level of knowledge in this field, the practical work of measuring instruments and procedures for data processing. Applies to these locations:
The classification of instruments for measuring electrical quantities. Principles of correct measurement. Analog measurement electrical quantities. Digital oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers. Time, frequency and phase. Instruments for measuring current performance. Apparatus for measuring passive el. variables. Measurement of parts, circuits and systems. Generators for measurement of properties. Automation of measurement. Measurement of magnetic and other variables.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Students must have a knowledge of physics, mathematics and electrical circuits at the level of the 1st year Bachelor studies.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

up to 40 points for the evaluation and laboratory tests.
up to 60 points for the final written examination (minimum 20 points).
Laboratory classes are mandatory it is possible to replace the missed laboratory exercise.


The aim is to learn how to work with electrical measuring instruments, to be able to implement the required method and process measurement results.
Absovent is able to:
- Know the principles of electrical measuring instruments
- Know the principles of methods for measuring voltage, current, power, work, resistance, capacitance inductance
- Use electrical measuring instruments
- Design and implement measurement of electrical quantities
- Know the procedures for processing the measured data and their evaluation
- Make qualified conclusions about the specific measurement

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Basic literature

BEJČEK, L., ČEJKA, M., REZ, J., GESCHEIDTOVÁ, E., STEINBAUER, M. Měření v elektrotechnice. Měření v elektrotechnice. VUT- FEKT, 2002. (CS)
ŠEDIVÁ, S.: Měření v elektrotechnice - Sbírka příkladů -vydání 3. Elektronická skripta VUT-FEKT, 2021. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction. Principle good measurement. Errors and uncertainty.
Analog measurement mechanism.
Active electrical quantities, voltmeters.
Recorders and analog scopes.
Digital scopes and spectral analyzers.
Time, frequency and phase measurement.
Current and power measurement.
Passive electrical quantities, resistance, capacitance, inductance.
Charakteristic measurement.
Magnetic and other non-electric measurement.

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction, basic instruction for students.
Voltage and current measurement
Power measurement
Magnetic measurement
Calibration of measurement instruments,
Resistance, capacitance, inductance and mutal inductance measurement.
Frequency, phase and time measurement.
Impedance measurement.