Course detail

Industrial Metrology

FSI-DPMAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course familiarizes the students with measuring devices and their applications. Attention is paid to metrological confirmation in production processes. The focus is placed on the metrology of length, shape and relative position of components and functional surfaces. Students also learn basic methods for the measurement and assessment of parameters of surface texture.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course allows the students to obtain knowledge on some basic measurement methods applicable in individual technologies. Students learn to solve and perform practical applications in service conditions.


Knowledge of engineering technologies. Basic knowledge on structure and properties of materials. Principles and SI units for geometrical quantities metrology (physics).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BUCHER, J. The Metrology Handbook. Amer Society for Quality, 2004. 544 p. ISBN-13: 978-0873896207. (EN)
Farago, F.T. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement (Third Edition). New York: Industrial Press Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-8311-3053-9. (EN)
DRBÚL, M., ŠAJGALÍK, M. a kol. Strojárska metrológia a kvalita povrchov vytvorených technológiami obrábania. Žilina: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, 2014. ITMS 22410320051. (CS)
CZICHOS, H. Springer Handbook of Metrology and Testing. 2nd. edition. Springer, 2011. 1500 p. ISBN-13: 978-3642166402. (EN)
Čech, J., Pernikář, J., a Poddaný, K. Strojírenská metrologie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2005. 176s. ISBN 80-214-3070-2 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Condition of course-unit credit award: presence in seminars, correct elaboration of laboratory assignment and active participation in its processing.
Exam: both written and oral, tests the knowledge of basic measurement methods, mainly their application on practical examples. It is graded on the ECTS grading scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to familiarize the students with the basic methods of measurement and with their creative application in individual technologies. Special attention is paid to practical use, sensitivity of individual methods considering their application in quality control and application of ISO standards.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in lectures is recommended. Attendance in exercises is compulsory. In case of regularly apologized student’s absence in the laboratory practice, the student may attend the laboratory practice together with other student team if agreed with the lecturer, or again in case of an apologized absence to participate in the alternative laboratory practice at the end of the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-KSB , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Industrial metrology. Terminology in metrology
2.Basic statistical tools in metrology
3.Basic methods and instruments for length measurement
4.Basic methods and instruments for angles measurement
5.Basic methods and apparatus for holes and cones measurement
6.Basic methods and apparatus for thread parameters measurement
7.Geometric accuracy of the selected components, basic concepts and definitions
8.Basic methods and apparatus for measurement of straightness, flatness, roundness and cylindricity parameters
9.Basic methods and apparatus for measurement of gear parameters
10.Surface texture and its evaluation, the basic concepts and definitions
11.Industrial apparatus and method for measurement of surface texture parameters
12.Measurement and measuring devices in the industry
13.Requirements for metrology in the quality management system

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Tutorial - practical safety training in the laboratory of metrology. Requirements for the reports from the laboratory measurements
2.Absolute and incremental gauges, standards in metrology
3.Statistical tools for measuring results
4.Basic methods for length measurement/Basic methods for angles measurement
5.Basic methods for angles measurement/Basic methods for length measurement
6.Basic methods for holes measurement/Basic methods for cones measurement
7.Basic methods for cones measurement/Basic methods for holes measurement
8.Basic methods for thread parameters measurement/Basic methods for measurement of straightness and flatness parameters
9.Basic methods for measurement of straightness and flatness parameters/Basic methods for thread parameters measurement
10.Basic methods for measurement of roundness and cylindricity parameters/Basic methods for gear parameters measurement
11.Basic methods for gear parameters measurement/Basic methods for measurement of roundness and cylindricity parameters
12.Surface texture parameters measurement/ Assessment of surface texture parameters
13.Assessment of surface texture parameters/Surface texture parameters assessment