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Certificate in Manufacturing Metrology

Highlights of the certificate program

  • 10 – 12 students per course
  • Courses to run concurrently
  • Potential to complete certificate in one year


Core Courses (12 credits required)

ME 513 Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing [3 credits]
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. Tolerances, limits and fits. Concepts of boundary, datum, dimension, feature, material condition modifiers, ASME Y14.5M mathematical definition of dimensioning and tolerancing principle. Application of circularity, cylindricity, parallelism, angularity and perpendicularity; measurement and quantification. Functional gages. Lab Fee. Pre-requisites: Graduate standing /permission of instructor.

  • Prep for professional certification

ME 514 Principles of Dimensional Metrology [3 credits]
Principles, techniques, and devices used within dimensional metrology. Primary and Secondary Standards. Length, angle and surface measurements. Direct measurement and measurements by comparison. High Amplification Comparators. 2 D optical and other visual gauges, Noncontact and NDT methods in dimensional and flaw detection, measurement control plans and inspection by sampling. Statistical methods in measurements. Lab Fee. Pre-requisites: Graduate standing /permission of instructor.

  • Tools for measurement, Selection Criteria, Gaging Frequency, Measurement Application, Methods to Ensure GD&T compliance


ME 515 Gauge Quantification [3 credits]
Introduction to concepts of measurement. ANSI and ISO standards. Types of gages, Faro Arm and Coordinate Measurement Machines. Uncertainty, bias, accuracy precision, and traceability. Measurement software system. Gage R&R. Lab Fee
Pre-requisites: Graduating standing, permission of instructor.


ME 516 Manufacturing Metrology Project [3 credits]
Case studies for gage suitability such as fixture gaging, coordinate measuring machines, and industry recognized (non ISO recognized) gages. Development of a measurement plan for a complex measurement assignment of an appropriate dimensional metrology project selected by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. Project topics related to students’ employment activities may be proposed. A written paper and an oral presentation are required. Lab Fee. Pre-requisites: ME 513, ME 514, ME 515.

  • Gage Application and Suitability-Dist/Online


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