Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 3540 - Metrology

Catalog Description:

Precision measurement, its relationship to geometric tolerances, critical dimensions, and calibration. Statistical process control and quality assurance using manual and automated gauges, checking fixtures, non-destructive testing, and coordinate measuring systems. Use of vision, laser, and other non-contact measuring systems.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite:  IME 2610.  Co-requisite:  IME 3480

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Understand the fundamentals of modem quality concepts. Be able to apply statistical techniques d*  

D4: Develops appropriate design parameters (use, dimensions, economics, life cycle) considering identified constraints and criteria.

Understand the fundamentals of inspection methods and systems k*  

K1: Establishes measurable product quality definitions for improvement.

Understand the principles and operation of precision measurement tools and equipment used in modern manufacturing.      
Be able to analyze simple parts for dimensional accuracy and functionality      
Be able to apply inspection gage and checking systems      
Understand the purpose of critical dimensions in manufacturing      

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Dotson, Connie: "Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology", 5th edition, Thompson/Delmar Learning, ISBN 9781418020620

Course Coordinator:

Pavel Ikonomov
Western Michigan University
E-221 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3284

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
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