QLTY06005 2016 Metrology and Calibration

General Details

Full Title
Metrology and Calibration
Transcript Title
Metrology and Calibration
N/A %
Subject Area
QLTY - Quality
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Fiona Donovan, Mary Nolan, Ailish Breen
Programme Membership
SG_EPROC_S06 201700 Certificate in Process Technology SG_EVALI_S06 201900 Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Engineering in Validation Technologies SG_EMSYS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems SG_EMECH_H08 202100 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Systems SG_EVALI_E06 202200 Level 6 Certificate in Validation Technologies with Project

This module explores the role of metrology in modern manufacturing and the management and control of measurement systems. It covers all aspects of measurement management from interpretation of specifications, determination of metrological and calibration requirements to instrument/measurement process selection, evaluation and ongoing calibration and maintenance. 



Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Specify suitable measurement instruments and standards.


Determine an inspection schedule based on process dominance criteria.


Critically evaluate product and process requirements and translate them into metrological



Develop appropriate test and calibration methods.


Develop, install, manage and maintain an appropriate measurement management system appropriate to a company's metrological and regulatory needs. 


Quantify the expected level of measurement uncertainty in a given situation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning strategies will use a combination of the following:

  • Online lecture and online resources
  • The students' own industrial experience.

  • Work related problem based assignments.

  • Workshop activities.

Module Assessment Strategies

  • The module will be assessed by Examination and Continuous Assessment.  Continuous assessment will comprise multiple choice quizzes, problem based assignments and workshop based assessment.


Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignments will be given

Indicative Syllabus

· Metrology as a science.

· Standards and traceability.

· Setting and interpreting product/process characteristics.

· Measurement and Test Equipment and Standards selection.

· Developing Test and calibration methods.

· Measurement System Analysis [MSA]

· ISO Measurement System Standards. [ISO 9000/9001/10012/17025]

· Developing, Installing and maintaining a measurement management system.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Workshop assignment Practical Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 11 1,4,6
2 Quizzes Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 5 1,2,3
3 Problem based assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 13 2,3,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Examination Final Exam Open Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2002. The Quality Calibration Handbook ASQ Quality Press

Recommended Reading
2015 Quality management systems - requirements. ISO

Recommended Reading
2003 Measurement management systems - requirements ISO

Recommended Reading
4th Edition Aiag Msa Manual AIAG

Recommended Reading
2004 Metrology Handbook ASQ Quality Press

Recommended Reading
2004 Evaluation of the Uncertainty of Measurement in Calibration EA-4/02

Module Resources

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