Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Advanced Metrology

University of Huddersfield · Department of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent in Engineering/Physical Science or a related numerate or analytical discipline. For overseas candidates an appropriate IELTS or TOEFL qualification may be required.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course in Advanced Metrology provides a high level route enabling engineering graduates, or engineers in industry, to acquire skills to allow them to operate effectively in a modern precision engineering manufacturing environment. This is achieved by the provision of technical modules, covering broad aspects of advanced metrology within the context of a modern manufacturing environment, and by the provision of optional modules covering the salient principal aspects of engineering management. The course will be of particular interest to engineering graduates involved with (or wishing to become involved with), precision manufacture, quality assurance, metrology and nanotechnology. Appropriate choice of optional modules encompassing relevant management techniques allow the flexibility to satisfy the needs of a variety of career paths.

The course reflects the expertise and experience of University teaching and research staff in the field of metrology and precision engineering gained through a many years of research experience via UK Government (EPSRC), European Union (EU) and industrial research projects. The course therefore represents an effective mechanism for transferring this expertise and knowledge from the University to industry - and this is extremely useful in the case of engineers, already employed in industry, who ca undertake part-time study on the course.

In the context of this course, the engineering manufacturing industry relates to the use of precision manufacturing methodologies and associated metrology as well as industries using advanced processing techniques. This involves knowledge applicable to the design and performance characterisation of precision machine tools, additive manufacturing, roll-to-roll manufacture and measurement systems as well as knowledge of micro electro mechanical systems, and nanometrology in general.

The course comprises 6 core modules entitled “Fundamentals of Metrology”, “Surface and Nanometrology”, “Dimensional Measurement Systems”, “Optical Metrology and Instrumentation”, “Machine Tool and Large Volume Metrology” and “Process Measurement and Control”. These core studies provide the foundation for advanced study relating to specific examples relevant to metrology for engineering manufacture.

Information for international students

An appropriate IELTS or TOEFL qualification may be required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

The Admissions and Marketing Office (N352 and N452)
01484 473116