Principles of Measurement

Study level: CPD/Short courses
A metrology instrument.

This is a one-day course focused on the underpinning knowledge needed to understand coordinate measurement.

Course code



Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode



1 day



Start date

Any time

Course overview

Held at Coventry University’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), the course is delivered through a variety of blended learning including lectures and activity sessions, including but not limited to: 3D measurement, alignment, geometry, and associated application to relevant instrument types. Candidate numbers are limited so that students receive appropriate time for engagement with the teaching team.

Course detail

  • Understanding three-dimensional space.
  • Appreciation of coordinate data, both in 2D and 3D.
  • Application of theoretical and physical alignment techniques.
  • Realisation and construction of standard geometry and its relevance to coordinate measurement.

How you'll learn

  • Lectures - presentations with group interaction and activities.
  • Activity sessions - hands-on user experience with a variety of measuring equipment and metrology tools.
  • Discussions - lecturer-led sessions and group discussions.

Learning outcomes include

  • Understanding of coordinate metrology, both 2D and 3D, in manufacturing engineering.
  • Able to describe geometry, its construction and appropriate good practice.
  • Importance of coordinate alignment and relevance to geometric and non-geometric products.
  • Appreciation of sensor technology and its application to various measurement systems.


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

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Coordinate Measuring System Programmers
  • Measurement Technicians
  • Coordinate Metrologists
  • Inspectors
  • Quality Engineers

How to apply

The course cost is £495 (excluding VAT) per candidate and places are limited. Please contact for bookings and further information.

Corporate discounts may be available depending on the number of course attendees. Please contact for further information.


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