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3513058 Measurement, scaling and instrumentation, 5 Cp 
Code 3513058  Validity 20.05.2010 -
Name Measurement, scaling and instrumentation  Abbreviation MeSca 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Petri Kärenlampi 

Study unit's general literature:
Author Title Year Obligatory library
     Willard, H., Merrit, L. & Dean J.  Instrumental methods of analysis   1988  Obligatory library
     Additional information p. 1-39, 97-117, 761-785.
     Young, H.D. & Freedman, R.A.  University Physics  2000  Obligatory library
     Additional information p. 593-619, 1053-1084.

Learning outcomes 

The student will gain some knowledge regarding techniques and systems for measurement and instrumentation, and consequently the ability to understand and sketch principles for measurement applications.


Essentials: Measurements of volume, mass and moisture content. Instrumentation and signal processing. Spectroscopy, acoustics, thermography. Complementary knowledge: Calorimetry. Polarized light. Special knowledge: Phase retardation, diffraction.

Modes of study 

Lectures (24 h), exercises (60 h), literature and examinations (49 h).

Teaching methods 

Update 6.11.2020:

The course will be organized as a contact or hybrid teaching in the spring semester 2021. The lectures are streamed, so you can also listen to the lectures online.

Study materials 

Willard, H., Merrit, L. & Dean J. (1988) Instrumental methods of analysis , p. 1-39, 97-117, 761-785. .

Young, H.D. & Freedman, R.A. (2000) University Physics , p. 593-619, 1053-1084

Evaluation criteria 

0-5. Evaluation is based on the examination (75%) and weekly exercises (25%).


Professor of Forest Products Technology


Every other year, next time in the spring 2021. Four weeks of lectures in March and April.


Joensuu, video connection to Kuopio

Further information 

The language of instruction for the course is English.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Register Measurement, scaling and instrumentation  General examination  Petri K√§renlampi 
12.08.22fri 12.00-16.00