Course detail

Industrial Metrology

FSI-DPMAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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.
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.


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.
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.

Study aids

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, winter semester, compulsory
    specialization SSZ , 3. year of study, winter 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. Geometrical product specifications (GPS) - basics
5. Size and distance metrology 
6. Geometric tolerances 
7. Texture metrology
8. Basic methods and apparatus for thread parameters measurement
9. Basic methods and apparatus for measurement of gear parameters

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, calibration
3. Statistical tools for measuring results
4. Capability of measuring systems
5. Use of optical measuring systems in industrial metrology
6. Use of CMMs in industrial metrology
7. Measurement and evaluation of texture parameters in industrial metrology