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 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 student should know how to calculate stacked tolerances.

General competence:

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.

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 in March or August, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. Students who register for a re-sit exam in March can not register for a re-sit exam in August.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about technical drawing and manufacturing technology.

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 2022

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 2022-12-16 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D
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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