Courses » Engineering Metrology

Engineering Metrology


Engineering metrology is the use of measurement science in manufacturing. The study of metrology is highly valuable for the students and practitioners, specifically from mechanical and allied engineering stream. For a product to be successful, it needs to be manufactured according to metrological specifications, otherwise heavy costs are incurred to comply with the specifications in the later stage. Also, the role played by measurements in the day today life makes it essential to study metrology. This course is designed to impart the knowledge to develop measurement procedures, conduct metrological experiments, and obtain and interpret the results. A laboratory demonstration are also induced to enhance the learning process. The course would be useful in many areas in the traditional and modern high technology viz. manufacturing, industrial, scientific research, defense, and many others. 

Important For Certification/Credit Transfer:

Weekly Assignments and Discussion Forum can be accessed ONLY by enrolling here

Scroll down to Enroll

Note: Content is Free!

All content including discussion forum and assignments, is free

Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines.


UG/PG: It is for pre-final and final year UG, and PG course

PREREQUISITES: The student should have completed two semesters of UG Engineering or Science program.




Dr. Janakranjan Ramkumar is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He teaches manufacturing science, micro/nano technology, new product development. He has a bachelors in Production Engineering with his doctorate in Defect quantification in drilling of composites from IIT Madras, India with a best thesis award.  Over the years his contribution in teaching and research is remarkable.  He has worked for BOSCH group and improved the productivity of the company. His research and teaching focus is on nano technology and inclusive design. He has several international and national patents in his credit and has published more than 100 journal papers.


Dr. Amandeep Singh is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India. He holds PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and a bachelor degree in Production Engineering. Dr. Singh has over eight years of industrial and academic experience. His research interests are Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Simulation of Manufacturing Systems, Product Design and Manufacturing, Applied Ergonomics and Engineering Metrology. He has traveled in countries like US, Canada, and Australia to present his research in various international conferences organized by reputed bodies like CIRP and IEOM. His research is also published in various international reputed journals.


Week 1 - Introduction to Engineering Metrology
Week 2 - Introduction to Engineering Metrology
Week 3 - Statistics in Metrology
Week 4 - Linear Measurements
Week 5 - Angular and rotation measurements 
Week 6 - Comparators
Week 7 - Optical measurements, and temperature measurements
Week 8 -  Screw threads metrology, and gears metrology
Week 9 - Transducers
Week 10 - Flow and Pressure measurements, and strain measurements
Week 11 - Surface finish metrology, and mechatronics
Week 12 - Nano-metrology, and Quality control


1. Bewoor, A.K. and Kulkarni, V.A., 2009. Metrology and measurement. McGraw-Hill Education.
2. Venkateshan, S.P., 2015. Mechanical measurements. John Wiley & Sons. 
3. Fridman, A.E., 2011. The quality of measurements: a metrological reference. Springer Science & Business Media.
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exam: October 28 (Sunday)
  • Time for Exam : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments.
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.