Metrology

METR 1101 INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY, STANDARDS, AND ISO 9000 (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
Outlines the history of national and international quality standards. This course emphasizes ISO-9000 and QS-9000 standards; costs and benefits of registration; implementation and upkeep; registrar selection. The registrar accreditation, auditor certification, and company registration will be discussed in detail. also covers the AC and DC standards used in a Standards laboratory. The applications of these standards that pertain to measurements will be emphasized. Multifunction calibrators and digital multimeters will also be covered.

METR 1111 INTRODUCTION TO MEASURE STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
This course provides instruction in principles and concepts of measurement technology. Includes various levels of Metrology, terminology, and definitions of common Metrology terms. Also covers units of measurement, metric, linear, motion, force, temperature, fluid, and electronic measurements.

METR 1132 MECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: METR 1111
Fundamentals of measuring and measurement devices in mechanical measurements. Instrument characteristics, data and error analysis, and calibration will be covered. Experiments with basic instrumentation applied to measurements of force, strain, velocity, acceleration, temperature, pressure, and flow rates will be explored.

METR 1141 QUALITY CONTROL AND STATISTICS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: METR 1132
This course is an in-depth study of statistical quality control as it pertains to the measurements arena. Statistical analysis is utilized to determine uncertainties, control charts, and dealing with variables.

METR 1161 PHYSICAL METROLOGY (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: PHYS 1111
This course is an in-depth study of temperature, humidity, pressure, vacuum, weight and measures, flow, and related measurements. Various types of measuring instruments and standards will be evaluated for care, use, calibration, and traceability.

METR 1163 DIMENSIIONAL METROLOGY (25-70-4)
Prerequisite: PHYS 1111
This course is an introduction to theories, laws, and applications dealing with linear and angular measurements; dimensional measurement principles and other measuring disciplines. Various types of dimensional measuring instruments and standards will be evaluated for care, calibration, and traceability.

METR 2111 ELECTRONIC MEASURING INSTRUMENTS (15-112-4)
Prerequisite: METR 1132
The Electronic Measuring Instruments course covers the measurement theories of voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, frequency and other electronic parameters. Topics include use of voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, signal sources, oscilloscopes, electronic counters, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, network analyzers, and logic analyzers to make electrical measurements.

METR 2121 MODERN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (15-72-3)
Prerequisite: METR 1132
This course provides instruction in principles and concepts of modern electronics communication. Topics include basic electronic communication technology, transmission and reception, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, bandwidth, noise suppression, and introduces digital technology with wired and wireless digital communication.

METR 2131 RF AND MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY (15-72-3)
Prerequisite: METR 1132
This course covers electronic communications components at RF and microwave frequencies. Topics include measuring, mathematical calibration, and troubleshooting procedures. Addresses transmitter/reception and modulating devices, antennas, interconnection systems, fiber optics, waveguides, radar, lasers, satellite transceiving devices, and digital/wireless communications configurations.

METR 2211 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATED METROLOGY (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: METR 2111, METR 2121, METR 2131
This course covers the proper use and ability to program automated test instruments by string command. Hewlett Packard SCPE commands using HP Basic and MET/CAL software packages. This course also covers laboratory managed software like CMI's Benchtop and MET/CAL.