Course detail

Industrial Metrology

FSI-DPMAcad. year: 2022/2023

The course familiarizes the students with measuring devices and their applications. Attention is paid to metrological confirmation in production processes. Emphasis is placed on dimensional metrology, metrology of geometric tolerancing and texture of functional surfaces. Students will also master the basic methods of evaluating conformance to specifications in the ISO GPS system. 

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course allows the students to obtain knowledge on some basic measurement methods applicable in individual technologies. Students learn to solve and perform practical applications in service conditions.


Knowledge of engineering technologies. Basic knowledge on structure and properties of materials. Principles and SI units for geometrical quantities metrology (physics).


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.
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

Condition of course-unit credit award: presence in seminars, correct elaboration of laboratory assignment and active participation in its processing.
Exam: both written and oral, tests the knowledge of basic measurement methods, mainly their application on practical examples. It is graded on the ECTS grading scale.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to familiarize the students with the basic methods of measurement and with their creative application in individual technologies. Special attention is paid to practical use, sensitivity of individual methods considering their application in quality control and application of ISO standards.

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

Attendance in lectures is recommended. Attendance in exercises is compulsory. 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.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Farago, F.T. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement (Third Edition). New York: Industrial Press Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-8311-3053-9. (EN)
DRBÚL, M., ŠAJGALÍK, M. a kol. Strojárska metrológia a kvalita povrchov vytvorených technológiami obrábania. Žilina: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, 2014. ITMS 22410320051. (CS)
Čech, J., Pernikář, J., a Poddaný, K. Strojírenská metrologie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2005. 176s. ISBN 80-214-3070-2 (CS)
Pernikář, J. a Tykal, M. Strojírenská metrologie II. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o. Brno, 2006. 180 s. ISBN 80-214-3338-8. (CS)
SIMMONS, Colin, Dennis MAGUIRE a Neil PHELPS. Manual of Engineering Drawing. 5. vydání. GB: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2020. ISBN 978-0-12-818482-0. (EN)
SIMMONS, Colin, Dennis MAGUIRE and Neil PHELPS. Manual of Engineering Drawing. 5. vydání. GB: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2020. ISBN 978-0-12-818482-0. (EN)

Recommended reading

BUCHER, J. The Metrology Handbook. Amer Society for Quality, 2004. 544 p. ISBN-13: 978-0873896207. (EN)
CZICHOS, H. Springer Handbook of Metrology and Testing. 2nd. edition. Springer, 2011. 1500 p. ISBN-13: 978-3642166402. (EN)
Gao, W. Metrology. Berlin: Springer, 2019. ISBN 978-981-10-4939-2. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization KSB , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
    specialization SSZ , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme CŽV Lifelong learning

    branch CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Industrial metrology. Terminology in metrology
2. Basic statistical tools in metrology
3. Basic methods and instruments for length measurement
4. Basic methods and instruments for angles measurement
5. Basic methods and apparatus for holes and cones measurement
6. Basic methods and apparatus for thread parameters measurement
7. Geometric accuracy of the selected components, basic concepts and
8. Basic methods and apparatus for measurement of straightness, flatness,
roundness and cylindricity parameters
9. Basic methods and apparatus for measurement of gear parameters
10. Surface texture and its evaluation, the basic concepts and definitions
11. Industrial apparatus and method for measurement of surface texture
12. Measurement and measuring devices in the industry
13. Requirements for metrology in the quality management system

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Tutorial - practical safety training in the laboratory of metrology. Requirements for the reports from the laboratory measurements
2. Absolute and incremental gauges, standards in metrology
3. Statistical tools for measuring results
4. Basic methods for length measurement/Basic methods for angles measurement
5. Basic methods for angles measurement/Basic methods for length measurement
6. Basic methods for holes measurement/Basic methods for cones measurement
7.Basic methods for cones measurement/Basic methods for holes measurement
8. Basic methods for thread parameters measurement/Basic methods for measurement of straightness and flatness parameters
9. Basic methods for measurement of straightness and flatness parameters/Basic methods for thread parameters measurement
10. Basic methods for measurement of roundness and cylindricity parameters/Basic methods for gear parameters measurement
11. Basic methods for gear parameters measurement/Basic methods for measurement of roundness and cylindricity parameters
12. Surface texture parameters measurement/ Assessment of surface texture parameters
13. Assessment of surface texture parameters/Surface texture parameters assessment