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MECH8030 - Metrology Systems

Title:Metrology Systems
Long Title:Metrology Systems
Module Code:MECH8030
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Description: The Design and management of measurement systems. Analysis of measurment systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Select appropriate measurment methods for a given application
LO2 Design measurement systems to assure part complicance
LO3 Assess capabilities of measurment systems
LO4 Develop methodologies for measurement system management and calibration
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Part Specification
Tolerancing methods & standards, Tolerance Stackup, Geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, Surface roughness, Profiles & form: gear, threads
Measurement Instrumentations & Methods
Linear measurement, angular measurement, hole measurement, form measurement,Datumns, Compartator systems: optical, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, CMM, vision systems, attribute gauging systems, NDT, surface roughness, Hardness testing. Measurement fixture design
Measurement Systems Analysis & Management
Metrology definition; background; history,Metrology standards & governance, Measurement system selection, Measurement errors, gauge R&R, calibration, resource management, case studies
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Gauge R&R 3 15.0 Week 8
Project Assessment/Design of measurement system 1,2 15.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab No Description 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Nubuo Suga, Peter Rollings (Editor) 2007, Metrology Handbook, Mitutoyo [ISBN: 9780955613302]
  • N Raghavendra , L Krishnamurthy 2013, Engineering Metrology and Measurements, OUP India [ISBN: 0198085494]
  • Clifford W. Kennedy, Edward G. Hoffman, Steven D. Bond 1987, Inspection and gaging, Industrial Press New York, N.Y. [ISBN: 9780831111496]
  • by J. F. W. Galyer and C. R. Shotbolt 1980, Metrology for engineers [ISBN: 9780304306121]
  • Rega Rajendra 2009, Principles of Engineering Metrology [ISBN: 9788179928370]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • ASME Y14.5-2009, Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2009 [ISBN: 0791831922]
  • 2010, Measurement Systems Analysis, 4th Ed Ed.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Elective

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