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Before choosing course

The course covers different aspects of dimensional measurement technology put in a production context. The intention is to give a good competence in industrial metrology, i.e. knowledge about traditional and new instrumentation, how to handle and select appropriate measurement tools, how to estimate and avoid measurement uncertainties and a good understanding of the role of measurement in the production chain

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG2210 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The role of measurement in the production chain will be treated from different aspects such as

  • measurement planning,
  • influences of the manufacturing method used,
  • design, tolerances and standards, based on Geometrical Product Specification
  • control of the production process, the product function and the product design,
  • relation to quality control,
  • and computer aided integration of measurement in the production process.

 The product properties and how it influences the measurement will be discussed, i.e.

  • Geometry and shape:  Freeform and simple geometries, coordinate measurement and geometry control
  • Surface measurement in relation to required function or appearance
  • Metrology for micro-nano features
  • Metrology for large scale components

 Experience of modern metrology equipment by means of demonstrations and lab exercises in collaboration with instrument deliverers

  • Coordinate measurement machine
  • Measuring arms
  • Laser scanner/tracker
  • 3D Digitizer
  • Vision system
  • Surface profiler
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Confocal and white light interference microscope
  • Inteferferometers

 Different measurement tools and methods used in the industry will be introduced, mainly mechanical and optical, ranging from traditional to state-of-the-art, including handling of the instruments in order to avoid measurement errors.  Management of measurement data, i.e. how to interpretate and present measurement results using statistical and other methods such as signal and image processing will be treated along with estimation of measurement uncertainties based on traceable calibration procedures.   The course will be a mixture of lectures, lab and written exercises. 

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course requirements, the student will:

  • have  a good understanding of the role of measurement  in the production chain, as regards computer aided integration and quality control as well as the restrictions and demands given by different manufacturing techniques. 
  • understand the meaning of the three main purposes of measurement, i.e. to control the production process, the product function and the product design, and how to select appropriate measurement quantities and tools for these purposes.   
  • have knowledge about different measurement methods and instruments, both traditional and modern that are used in the industry to measure product dimensions, shape and surface structure.
  • have ability to handle and interpret measurement data, to estimate measurement uncertainties and to achieve and present traceable measurement results.
  • be able to give examples of current research topics in dimensional metrology    

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Only for TPRMM2

Recommended prerequisites

MG2204 Manufacturing Technology and planning
MG2205 Operations Management
MG2202 Quality Control

or equivalent


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

INL 1, 5hp (assignments)

TEN 1, 6.5 hp (Written exam)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MG2210

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

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