Course detail

Engineering Metrology I

FSI-6SMAcad. year: 2020/2021

Subject acquaints students with the principles of metrology in the Czech Republic, EU and worldwide. The main accent is placed on teaching the principles of design, function and practical aspects of measurement in industrial and related production. Special attention is given to the measurement of length, surface texture parameters, metrological parameters of selected engineering products, and geometric parameters accuracy. In the next part of the course, emphasis is placed on methods and technical tools for measurement of pressure, temperature, vibration, noise, technical parameters of liquids and gases, flow and level in industrial practice.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Subject “Engineering metrology I” enables students to acquire knowledge of basic measuring methods and devices that can be applied in individual technologies. Students learn to solve and implement practical metrology applications both in service and laboratory conditions.


Overview of engineering technologies. Basic knowledge of the structure and properties of materials. General knowledge of the International System of Quantities (ISQ) and the International System of Units (SI).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Webster, J. G. The measurement, instrumentation and sensors. USA, Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 2000 (e). (EN)
Bucher, J. L. The Metrology Handbook. USA, Milwaukee: Quality Press, 2004 (e). (EN)
SUGA, N. Metrology Handbook: The Science of Measurement. 1st. edition. UK, Berkshire: LGL (Mitutoyo, UK, Ltd.), 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0955613302. (EN)
Janíček, P. Technický experiment. Brno: VUT FSI, 1989. (CS)
ČECH, J., PERNIKÁŘ, J. a PODANÝ, K. Strojírenská metrologie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM s.r.o., 2009. 5. vydání. ISBN 978-80-214-4. (CS)
Jenčík, J. a Volf, J. Technická měření. Praha: ČVUT, 2003. (CS)
ZEHNULA, Karel. Snímače neelektrických veličin. 2. vyd. Praha: SNTL, 1983. 371 s. (CS)
Chudý, V. a jiní. Měření technických veličin. Bratislava: STU, 1999. (CS)
Farago, F.T. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement (Third Edition). New York: Industrial Press Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-8311-3053-9. (EN)
Drbúl, M. a kol. Strojárska metrológia a kvalita povrchov vytvorených technológiami obrábania. Žilina: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline a Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2014. 115 s. (elektronická publikace). (CS)
CURTIS, Mark A. and Francis T. FARAGO. Handbook of dimensional measurement. Fifth edition. South Norwalk: Industrial Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8311-3465-5. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is supplemented 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

The course-unit credits award is based on attendance at seminars, correct elaboration of computational assignment and active participation in its processing.
The final exam will be composed of written and oral part. It is graded on the ECTS grading scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of this course (Engineering Metrology I) is to familiarize students with the principles of design, function and use of basic kinds of measuring tools in industrial practice. A special attention is paid to the practical needs of the metrological activities for quality control of production.

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

Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Attendance in exercises is compulsory. The attendance to the seminar is regularly checked and the participation in the lesson is recorded. The missed lesson is possible to replace with another study group in the same week. In case, that the lesson does not possible to replace, the student will elaborate the complemental task.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MET , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Engineering metrology in the Czech Republic, in the EU and the World metrology systems
2. The statistical tools in metrology, calibration and verification of measuring instruments
3. Methods and equipment for length measurement
4. Methods and equipment for measuring surface texture parameters
5. Methods and equipment for angle and circular contours, bores and cones measurement
6. Methods and i equipment for screw threads, gears parameters and parameters of geometric accuracy measurement
7. Methods and devices of pressure measurement
8. Methods and devices of temperature measurement
9. Methods and devices of material thicknesses measurement and measurement of level heights in reservoirs with solid and liquid substances
10. Measuring of nonelectric quantities, properties of sensors
11. Measuring of stress and strain using strain gauges
12. Derivation of fundamental stress problems - tension, compression, bending and torsion
13. Other electric sensors, overview of questions for the exam

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Measurement of lengths I, Safety in the laboratory, requirements for reports
2. Measurement of lengths II
3. Statistical tools in metrology, measurement uncertainty
4. Measurement of surface roughness parameters
5. Calibration and verification of measuring instruments
6. Measurement of angle and circular contours, bores, cones, screw threads and gears parameters
7. Contact temperature measurement
8. Contactless temperature measurement
9. Thickness measurement and material identification by ultrasound
10. Measuring of biaxial state of stress and distance
11. Measuring of torque and pressure force
12. Measuring of bending moment and tensile force
13. Correction of elaborates and course-unit credits