Course detail

Technical Measurement

FSI-VTMAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is concerned with basic of metrology and measurement theory in technical practice and basic principles of measuring instruments used in control systems. The students are acquainted with methods of measurement, measuring quantities and their units. Properties of measuring devices are also discussed with respect to their static, dynamic, information and other properties. Special attention is paid to problems of errors and uncertainties in measurement, their analysis and correction. Measurement of technical quantities in everyday practice of mechanical engineering and its automation is resolved in detail. Basic principles and instruments for measuring individual quantities are presented in applications of automation and control, control loop and automation measuring systems above all. The attention is also focused on temperature, pressure and strength, length, flow, humidity, heat quantity, analysis of gases and fluids and various others technical quantities. At the present time, measurements are also presented with the concepts of Industry 4.0, SMART systems and so on.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

General overview of measurement, methods of measurement and principles of measuring technical quantities as well as applying the acquired knowledge to solving specific assignment, ability to design, realize and evaluate the measurement.


Basic knowledge from physics, mathematics, statistics and mechanics, introduction to the theory of the automatic control.


Not applicable.

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.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course - unit credit: participation in laboratory exercises and presentation of selected results. Resulting evaluation up to 15 points is included in the result of the examination, provided credit is to obtain at least 8 points.
Exam: written test of all problems the subject (0 - 15 points), oral exam with written preparation (0 - 20 points). Total the student receives up to 50 points, condition passing of the exam at least 25 points. Classification: excellent (46-50 points), very good (41-45 points), good (36-40 points), satisfactory (31-35 points), sufficient (25-30 points), failed (0-24 points).

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Students will have an overall view of methods and devices for measuring technical quantities and their application including the evaluation of resulting uncertainties.

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

Attendance in laboratory exercises is monitored; one absence can be compensated for by attending a seminar with another group; next absence is compensated by solving an individual assignment.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

HUDSON, Sarah., The Metrology Handbook : US: States Academic Press. 2021. 254 s. ISBN-13  97816398955205. (EN)
BOHÁČEK, Jaroslav. Metrologie: 1. vydání Praha. Nakladatelství ČVUT. Praha. 2019. 130 s. ISBN 978-80-01-06612-6. (CS)
CHUDÝ, V.; Palenčár, R.; Kureková, E.; Halaj, M.; Meranie technických veličín : 1.vydání Bratislava : Vydavatelstvo STU, 1999. 688s. ISBN 80-227-1275-2. (SK)
FRADEN, Jacob. Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs and Applications. Fifth Edition. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016. 758 p. ISBN 978-3-319-19302-1. (EN)

Recommended reading

NĚMEČEK, Pavel. Nejistoty měření. 1. vyd. Praha: Česká společnost pro jakost, 2008. 98 s. ISBN 978-80-02-02089-9. (CS)
DAĎO, S., Kreidl, M., Senzory a měřicí obvody : 1. vydání Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT v Praze 1996. 315 s. ISBN 80-01-02057-6. (CS)
VEDRAL, Josef a SVATOŠ, Jakub. Zpracování a digitalizace signálů v měřící technice.1. vydání Praha: Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT Praha, 2018.268 s. ISBN  978-80-01-06424-5. (CS)
NOVÁK, Martin. Technická měření. 1. vydání Praha: Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, Praha, 2018. 236 s. ISBN 978-80-01-06388-0. (CS)
ČECH, Jaroslav a kolektiv. Strojírenská metrologie. 4. přepracované vydání: Nakladatelství CERM,s.r.o. BRNO, 2005. 176 s. ISBN 80-214-3070-2. (CS)
KADLEC, K. a kol.: Měření a řízení chemických, potravinářských a biotechnologických procesů. – Díl I. Provozní měření. 1. vydání . Ostrava. Key Publishing s.r.o. Ostrava. 2017. 600 s. ISBN 978-80-7418-284-6. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. History and introduction to measurement, terminology, system of measuring quantities and units, international cooperation in metrology
2. Evaluation of measurement, measurement errors and their correction, measurement uncertainties
3. Methods of measurement and measuring devices and characteristics of measuring devices
4. Calibration and verification measuring technique, new definitions of SI units 2019
5. Pressure measurement
6. Temperature measurement
7. Flow measurement and measurement of heat.
8. Measurement of humidity, level, geometric and force quantities
9. Principles of liquids and gases analysis
10. Principles of automatic measurement
11. HW for automation of measurements, DAQ cards, SMART and MEMS sensors etc.
12. SW for automation of measurements
13. Measurement in modern systems I 4.0, IoT ...

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Formulation, realization and evaluation of measurement, measurements report
2. Measurement errors and measurement uncertainties analysis
3. Static and dynamic characteristics
4. Temperature measurement
5. Non-contact temperature measurement
6. Pressure measurement
7. Level measurement
8. Flow measurement
9. Converters
10. Calibration of sensors
11. Software for measurement
12. Automated measurement with PC
13. Final tutorial, presentation of measurement results