TPK4195 - Manufacturing Metrology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Measuring instruments, coordinate measuring machines, laser trackers, surface measurements, measurement uncertainty, geometrical tolerances in design and inspection, tolerance analysis, statistical process control, filters used in measurements, machine tool testing.

Learning outcome

The students should acquire knowledge about measuring instruments and manufacturing metrology methods. One should know the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and understand the requirements to the measuring methods. The student should understand the requirements to metrology equipment and competence in a modern manufacturing company. The student should understand the relation between geometrical product specification, manufacturing process, and measurement method.

The students should know how to use simple measuring instruments and how to conduct measurements by use of a coordinate measuring machine. The students should know how to estimate measurement uncertainty by use of basic statistical methods and Monte Carlo simulations. The students should know how to calculate stacked tolerances.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, and laboratory exercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. Examination paper will be given only in English if the lectures are in English, but the student is free to answer in English or Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there have not been any significant changes later.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to get a passing grade for the whole course. Re-sit exam in May/June and August, students can only attend one of the re-sit exams.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about technical drawing and manufacturing technology. Basic knowledge about statistics.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Production Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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