ECTS credits: 3
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Gaining basic knowledge of measurements and metrology.

Course contents:

Basic terms of measurement and metrology. Measuring units and systems. Measuring units of physical magnitudes. Measuring standards. Measuring errors. Inaccuracy, accuracy and precision. Measuring methods. Measuring organisations. Measuring length. Control of shape and surface arrangement. Measuring angles and cones. Control of surface roughness. Tensometry. Force and mass measurement. Pressure measuring. Temperature measuring. Measurement of sound and noise.


Knowledge of the system of measuring units, methods and equipment used in engineering measurements. Individual measuring of particular physical magnitudes and analysis of measurement results.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Plan and organise the procedure of measuring lengths, angles, pressure and temperature. 2. Examine the position of the centre of mass of a complex object. 3. Verify the compliance of given results in measuring the prescribed magnitudes with legal norms. 4. Compare measured values of physical magnitudes. 5. Check the achieved inaccuracy, accuracy and precision of the performed measurement. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of aircraft maintenance: • 7-Apply standard maintenance procedures prescribed in the aircraft maintenance programme. • 8-Make a diagram of change of the centre of gravity in compliance with the aircraft design performances, and with the operational limitations for aircraft flying and maintenance, as a result of the aircraft weighing. • 9-Calculate the necessary minimum of spare parts and materials in the warehouse for aircraft maintenance. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the undergraduate professional study programme of motor vehicle maintenance: - Explain the physical parameters of motor vehicle construction. - Explain the working principles for the assemblies and devices in motor vehicles. - Present a motor vehicle status analysis.