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MANU6012 - Metrology & Quality Control

Title:Metrology & Quality Control
Long Title:Metrology & Quality Control
Module Code:MANU6012
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Description: This module provides the learner with an introduction to measurement & quality control methods and as means of assuring compliance to specifications
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the basics of sampling in the context of manufacturing
LO2 Select and apply the seven basic quality tools in well defined applications.
LO3 Explain the principles involved in measurement and inspection.
LO4 Select and use appropriate measurement instrument for a given application
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Quality
Define quality. Need for design and conformance quality. Detection v's Prevention. Organisational stuctures and department roles. Transistion from mass to lean production.
Quality Tools
Check sheets, Run charts, scatter diagrams, histograms, Pareto charts
Sampling Methods
Variation within the manufacturing processes. Measure of variation; range, standard deviation, DPMO. Probability calculation, Normal, Poisson, Binomial distributions. Measure of Process Capability
Part Specifications
Measurement standards. Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Limits & Fits
Vernier, micrometers, height gauges, vee blocks, dial gauges, sine bars, surface tables, precision rollers & pins, CMM
Part Measurement
Measurement errors, Instrumentation selection criteria: Precision, Resolution, accuracy, capability. Use of referance planes. Indirect measurement. Measurement of holes, angles, tapers, internal characteristics. Comparators: meachanical, electrical, optical, pneumatic.Principles of Gauging, Taylor’s Principle. GO /NO GO Gauges. Off-line, in-line & Automatic gauging.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Quality Systems 1,2 10.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Metrology Labs 4 20.0 Every Second Week
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 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 Classroom tuition in Quality Systems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Classroom tuition in Metrology 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Metrology Lab 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 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
  • Gary K. Griffith 2012, The Quality Technician's Handbook, 6th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780132621281]
  • 2009, Quality control, Prentice Hall Ptr Upper Saddle River [ISBN: 9780135000953]
  • Clifford W. Kennedy, Edward G. Hoffman, Steven D. Bond 1987, Inspection and gaging, 6th Ed Ed., Industrial Press New York, N.Y. [ISBN: 0831111496]
  • Nubuo Suga, Peter Rollings (Editor), Metrology Handbook [ISBN: 9780955613302]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Group Elective 1

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