Course detail

Engineering Metrology I

FSI-6SMAcad. year: 2023/2024

Subject acquaints students with the principles of metrology in the Czech Republic, EU and worldwide. The main accent is placed on teaching the principles of design, function and practical aspects of measurement in industrial and related production.  In the first block, special attention is paid to the measurement of selected parameters of geometric properties of engineering products according to the ISO GPS system.  In the next part of the course, emphasis is placed on methods and technical tools for measurement of pressure, temperature, vibration, noise, technical parameters of liquids and gases, flow and level in industrial practice.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Overview of engineering technologies. Basic knowledge of the structure and properties of materials. General knowledge of the International System of Quantities (ISQ) and the International System of Units (SI).

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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.
Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Attendance in exercises is compulsory. The attendance to the seminar is regularly checked and the participation in the lesson is recorded. The missed lesson is possible to replace with another study group in the same week. In case, that the lesson does not possible to replace, the student will elaborate the complemental task.


The aim of this course (Engineering Metrology I) is to familiarize students with the principles of design, function and use of basic kinds of measuring tools in industrial practice. A special attention is paid to the practical needs of the metrological activities for quality control of production.

Subject “Engineering metrology I” enables students to acquire knowledge of basic measuring methods and devices that can be applied in individual technologies. Students learn to solve and implement practical metrology applications both in service and laboratory conditions.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Bucher, J. L. The Metrology Handbook. USA, Milwaukee: Quality Press, 2004 (e). (EN)
SUGA, N. Metrology Handbook: The Science of Measurement. 1st. edition. UK, Berkshire: LGL (Mitutoyo, UK, Ltd.), 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0955613302. (EN)
ČECH, J., PERNIKÁŘ, J. a PODANÝ, K. Strojírenská metrologie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM s.r.o., 2009. 5. vydání. ISBN 978-80-214-4. (CS)
ZEHNULA, Karel. Snímače neelektrických veličin. 2. vyd. Praha: SNTL, 1983. 371 s. (CS)
Farago, F.T. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement (Third Edition). New York: Industrial Press Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-8311-3053-9. (EN)
Drbúl, M. a kol. Strojárska metrológia a kvalita povrchov vytvorených technológiami obrábania. Žilina: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline a Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2014. 115 s. (elektronická publikace). (CS)
CURTIS, Mark A. and Francis T. FARAGO. Handbook of dimensional measurement. Fifth edition. South Norwalk: Industrial Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8311-3465-5. (EN)
MITRA, Amitava. Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, 4th Edition. 4. vydání. USA: WILEY, 2016. ISBN 978-1-118-70514-8. (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

Webster, J. G. The measurement, instrumentation and sensors. USA, Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 2000 (e). (EN)
Janíček, P. Technický experiment. Brno: VUT FSI, 1989. (CS)
Jenčík, J. a Volf, J. Technická měření. Praha: ČVUT, 2003. (CS)
Chudý, V. a jiní. Měření technických veličin. Bratislava: STU, 1999. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Engineering metrology in the Czech Republic, in the EU and the World
metrology systems
2. The statistical tools in metrology, calibration and verification of
measuring instruments
3. Methods and equipment for length measurement
4. Methods and equipment for measuring surface texture parameters
5. Methods and equipment for angle and circular contours, bores and cones measurement
6. Methods and i equipment for screw threads, gears parameters and parameters of geometric tolerancy measurement
7. Methods and devices of pressure measurement
8. Methods and devices of temperature measurement
9. Methods and devices of material thicknesses measurement and
measurement of level heights in reservoirs with solid and liquid
10. Measuring of nonelectric quantities, properties of sensors
11. Measuring of stress and strain using strain gauges
12. Derivation of fundamental stress problems - tension, compression, bending and torsion
13. Other electric sensors, overview of questions for the exam

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Measurement of lengths I, Safety in the laboratory, requirements for reports
2. Measurement of lengths II
3. Statistical tools in metrology, measurement uncertainty
4. Measurement of surface roughness parameters
5. Calibration and verification of measuring instruments
6. Measurement of angle and circular contours, bores, cones, screw threads and gears parameters
7. Contact temperature measurement
8. Contactless temperature measurement
9. Thickness measurement and material identification by ultrasound
10. Measuring of biaxial state of stress and distance
11. Measuring of torque and pressure force
12. Measuring of bending moment and tensile force
13. Correction of elaborates and course-unit credits