Introducing Measurement Uncertainty

Course dates:

31 March 2022


1 day course




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University (Coventry)


College of Engineering, Environment and Science

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Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing commercial team

+44 (0) 24 7765 9592


One day Open Course focused on the introduction of measurement uncertainty, data manipulation, standards and task specific budgets. It will be held on Wednesday 10th November at Coventry University’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME). Candidate numbers are limited so that students receive appropriate time on engagement with the teaching team. The course is delivered through a variety of blended learning including lectures and activity sessions.

A two-day course covering the scoping, calculation and application of industrial related measurement uncertainty.

If you are involved in calibration, planning a new measuring process, buying new equipment, looking to move to a new site or considering introducing other change to the process, then measurement uncertainty will contribute greatly to improve that decision-making process prior to change and help mitigate the inevitable problems and workarounds that then occur. Examples will be given and interpretation and common practice covered both in applying uncertainty budgets and what next.

Course detail

The course is designed to introduce the candidate to measurement uncertainty, including :

  • Expression of uncertainty
  • Probability Distribution Functions
  • Uncertainty Budgets
  • Sensitivity Coefficients
  • Calculation of combined and expanded uncertainty.

Learning outcomes include

  • Appreciation of the production of uncertainty budgets
  • Understand the reporting of uncertainty in measurement
  • Recognise outputs from an uncertainty budget
  • Complete an uncertainty budget.

Delivery method

  • Lectures - Presentations with group interaction and activities
  • Activity sessions - Development and production of an uncertainty budget
  • Discussions - Lecturer led sessions and group discussions.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Measurement Technicians
  • Inspectors
  • Production / Manufacturing / Quality / Design Engineers
  • Quality Systems Managers
  • Metrologists.


Upon completion, candidates will receive a Coventry University Continuous Professional Development (CPD) completion certificate from the Manufacturing Metrology Group.

Cost and contacts

The course cost is £235 per candidates and places are limited. Please kindly contact for bookings and further information.