Course detail

Practical Metrology

FSI-XPTAcad. year: 2019/2020

This course discusses metrology in the Czech Republic, EU and in the World. Students are familiarized with the measurement principles in detail with emphasis on the practical aspects of dimensional control, geometric tolerances and surface texture evaluation. Special emphasis is given to 3-D measurement and program support of metrological processes.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Theoretical knowledge in metrology obtained in the lectures. Practical knowledge of measurement obtained in exercies, elaboration of measured variables in compliance with geometrical requirements on the products (GPS).


The basic knowledge of engineering technology, the knowledge of secondary school mathematics and the bases of statistics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BUCHER, Jay L. The Metrology Handbook. 2nd ed. Milwauke, Wis: ASQ Quality Press, 2012. ISBN 978-087-3898-386. (EN)
SUGA, N. Metrology Handbook: The Science of Measurement. 1st. edition. Mitutoyo (UK) Ltd., 2007. 260 p. ISBN-13: 978-0955613302. (EN)
DRBÚL, M., ŠAJGALÍK, M. a kol. Strojárska metrológia a kvalita povrchov vytvorených technológiami obrábania. Žilina: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, 2014, ITMS 22410320051. (CS)
CRISPIN, L. Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams. 1st. edition. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2009. 576 p. ISBN-13: 978-0321534460. (EN)

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

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.


Familiarize the students with concepts in metrology and with techniques in correlation to measurement and measurement methods.

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

Attendance at lectures is voluntary, however recommended. 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 M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSB , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Metrology in the Czech Republic, Metrology in the EU, World metrology systems
2.Statistical tools in metrology, calibration of measuring tools
3.Length measurements
4.Angle and circular contours measurements
5.Bores and cones measurements
6.Screw threads measurements
7.Parameters of geometric accuracy measurements
8.The measurement of gears parameters
9.Surface texture metrology
10.Methods for surface texture parameters measurement
11.Surface texture assessment
12.Procedures for surface texture assessment
13.Basics of measurement automation

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Safety in the laboratory, assignment of laboratory measurements, requirements for reports
2.Software for measurement process control
3.Statistical evaluation of the measurement, calibration of measuring tools
4.Design of manual coordinate measuring machines (CMM), preparation of a measurement plan/ Design of an optical profiler, preparation of a sample for measurement
5.Design of an optical profiler, preparation of a sample for measurement/Design of manual coordinate measuring machines (CMM), preparation of a measurement plan
6.Calibration of stylus, levelling/ Measurement preparation, levelling the analyzed surface
7.Measurement preparation, levelling the analyzed surface/ Calibration of stylus, levelling
8.Measurement of geometric elements with a manual CMM/ 3D (topographic) measurements of surfaces
9.3D (topographic)measurements of surfaces/ Measurement of geometric elements with a manual CMM
10.Analysis of dimensions, shape and position of elements/ Calculation and analysis of surface texture parameters
11.Calculation and analysis of surface texture parameters/ Analysis of dimensions, shape and position of elements
12.Creation of sub-programs in CNC mode/ Calculation of 3D surface texture parameters
13.Calculation of 3D surface texture parameters/ Creation of sub-programs in CNC mode