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477502A Experiment design and analysis, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 477502A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Experiment design and analysis  Abbreviation Experiment desi 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4357 Process and Environmental Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Process and Environmental Engineering 

Aki Sorsa 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS /133 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Implementation in the 4th period on the spring term.

Learning outcomes 

After the course, the student knows different experimental design methods and their applicability for different problems. He can also design experiments for multi-variable processes and analyze the results. He can also use some basic means to visualize the results got from experimental data and choose proper tools for experiment design problems.


Systematic design of process experiments with matrix techniques (Hadamard, Central Composite Design). Graphical and statistical analysis of experimental data. Correlation, regression and variance analysis.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures and extensive exercise work

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures during one period

Target group 

Bachelor’s students in process and environmental engineering

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Course Process Dynamics is recommended beforehand.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course forms a basis to the advanced courses in the field of control engineering.

Recommended or required reading 

Reading materials.  Additional literature:  Diamond W.J.: Practical Experiment Designs. Lifetime Learning Publications. Belmont, California, 1981. 348 pp.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Homework and written/oral test. It is recommended to take the course also according to the principle of continuous evaluation.




The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

Person responsible 

Aki Sorsa

Working life cooperation 



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registration period has not begun Experiment design and analysis  Course  Aki Sorsa  16.03.21 -07.05.21

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registration period has not begun Experiment design and analysis exam exam  Exam  Aki Sorsa  07.05.21