Short Title:Measurement Systems
Full Title:Measurement Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MESY H1002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:HUGH MCGUINNE
Module Description:The aim of the subject is to provide the student with the ability to use measurement methods in lab work throughout the course and in professional life.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify sources and types of measurement errors.
LO2 Differentiate between accuracy, precision and resolution in measurement systems.
LO3 Describe the uses of temperature, proximity and strain transducers and bridge type signal conditioning systems.
LO4 Explain the principles of 'GO' and 'NO GO' gauges, limits and fits and gauge blocks.
LO5 Calibrate a basic measuring instrument ( Micrometer to BS 870).
LO6 Explain the principles of angular measurement.
LO7 Describe the principles of surface metrology and calculate surface roughness by various methods.
LO8 Use and describe operation of a Laser micrometer, Optical Profile Projector and CMM.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory A written individual lab report is required on one of the following three: Velocity measurement systems, Temperature measurement systems, Strain measurement systems. 2,3 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory A written individual lab report is required on one of the following three: Optical profile projector, Surface roughness measurement using the Hommell, Angle measurement. 6,7,8 10.00 Week 8
Laboratory A written individual lab report is required on one of the following three: Gauge block use, Calibration of the Micrometer to BS 870, Using Micrometer and CMM. 4,5,8 10.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Outside of class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Outside of class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Francis T. Farago, Mark A. Curtis 2013, Handbook of Dimensional Measurement, 5th Ed. Ed., Industrial Press Inc. [ISBN: 9780831134655]
  • John Gayler and Charles Shotbolt 1990, Metrology for Engineers, 5th Ed. Ed., Cassell
  • Peter Elgar 1998, Sensors for Measurement and Control, Longman Essex, England [ISBN: 9780582357006]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Online Moodle Resource: Measurement Systems Course Notes
 

Module Delivered in

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