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Metrology Applications for Engineers and Scientists

Format E-Learning

This course focuses on the science of measurement. When completed, you’ll have a proper understanding of metrology concepts, basic statistics, reliability statistics and measurement uncertainty.

This course is designed to familiarize Engineers and Scientists with Metrology, the science of measurement. A quantitative analysis of design based on sound metrology principles will help engineers and scientists to design better products and services.
In order to evaluate multiple solutions to the design, physical measurements are made and the data analyzed. Predictions need to be made on how well the design will perform to its specifications before full scale production begins. Tests are performed using prototype models, computer simulation, designed experiments, destructive and non-destructive tests, scale models and stress tests among the many other methods of evaluation.
In this course, you will learn to apply end-to-end metrology across all disciplines involved in producing a product. The role of metrology in the various phases of a products lifecycle will be covered.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 1
  • Length: 10 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1
  • Audience: Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: WorkPlace Training
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarize with historical origins of metrology concepts, calibration standards hierarchy, requirements for calibration records.
  • Define metrological traceability, the seven base units of measurement; calibration.
  • Identify various types of measurements.
  • Understand concept of calibration intervals.
  • Understand international standards relating to calibration and metrology.
  • Understand basic definitions and concepts relating to electrical, dimensional, pressure, temperature, humidity, mass, optical radiation, acoustic, and chemical parameters.
  • Identify instruments used to measure electrical, dimensional, pressure, temperature, humidity, mass, optical radiation, acoustic, and chemical parameters.
  • Become familiar with standards and calibration concepts.
  • Perform basic calculations including probability, percentage, mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, standard error of mean.
  • Review histogram, bell curve.
  • Perform a z-table calculation.
  • Define reliability.
  • Identify different types of failures and different probability distributions.
  • Understand the difference between time-terminated and failure-terminated tests; normal, exponential, binomial and Weibull probability distributions.
  • Familiarize with concepts relating to system reliability.
  • Define measurement uncertainty.
  • Familiarize with publications relating to measurement uncertainty; Guard Banding techniques.
  • Walk through a seven
  • step process for determining measurement uncertainty.
  • Understand concept of test uncertainty ratios.
  • Understand Type I and Type II errors.
  • Familiarize with types of design failure; with aspects of calibration including Mutual Recognition Agreements.
  • Understand criteria for analog or digital instrument selection.
  • Review six tips for improving measurements.
  • Become familiar with quality issues of verification and validation.
  • Understand aspects of safety characteristics including definitions,



Who Should Attend:

Design, Quality, Manufacturing, and Reliability Engineers and scientists interested in Metrology.

  1. Measurement Parameters
    1. Principles and instrumentation to measure the following: electrical, dimensional, pressure, temperature, humidity, mass, light radiation, acoustics, and chemical
  2. Statistics
    1. Basic and reliability models, measurement decision risk
  3. Measurement Uncertainty
    1. Types of uncertainty
    2. Determining measurement uncertainty
    3. Uncertainty calculations
    4. Combined uncertainty calculations
    5. Combining uncertainty methods
    6. Determining expanded uncertainty
    7. Analyzing and reporting uncertainty
    8. Analyzing and understanding calibration reports
    9. Applying uncertainty data
    10. Special topics in measurement uncertainty
    11. Test uncertainty ratios
    12. Guardbanding techniques
  4. Applications
    1. Applying metrology concepts in product and instrument design
    2. Selecting instruments
    3. Quality aspects
    4. Validation/verification issues
    5. Safety characteristics
    6. Determining test specifications
    7. Assigning appropriate tolerances
    8. Calibration aspects
    9. Assessment checklist
    10. ISO 17025 Compliance Series


This is a Web-based, self-paced course.


Printed course notes (pdf)
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