Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation

Course Code:
ETM 1010C

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course provides the foundation for both mechanical and electronic measurement techniques encountered in the advanced manufacturing environment. The course will integrate the conceptual measurements with the various mechanical and electronic measuring instruments and their usage. Hand tools, power tools, inspection equipment, measurements, mechanical drives, and rigging will be covered on the mechanical side. The electrical side will cover industrial electrical wiring and instrumentation, including digital sensors, optical and magnetic switches, pressure, temperature, and piezoelectric sensors. This course is one of six courses required for national MSSC-CPT certification.


Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Industrial Maintenance by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade, 2nd edition, ISBN: 9781133131199

Amatrol eBook , 5085-1C Advanced Manufacturing Program Summary, Volume 1, Copyright 2013 Amatrol, Inc.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course provides the basic foundation for both mechanical and electronic measurement techniques used in manufacturing environments. The course will integrate the concepts, principles, and techniques of mechanical measurement with the use of various types of instruments including micrometers, Verniers, calipers, gauges, and other types of measuring equipment. The course will also introduce the student to the basic measurement techniques employing electronic test equipment including the operation and usage of digital multi-meters, function generators, and oscilloscopes.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Understand the concepts of measurement and metrology

Understand the basic features of measurement, gauging and tolerances

Demonstrate knowledge of the language and systems of measurement

Measure with graduated scales and scaled instruments

Measure with calipers, Vernier and micrometer instruments

Identify and use hand and power tools properly and safely

Understand the different types of electronic measurement

Utilize basic electronic testing equipment

Understand the basic measurement techniques for electronic circuits

Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings. 

Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects.

Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.

Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.

Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings.

Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.

Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems using the theory of incompressible fluids.

Demonstrate on-site skills required to establish grades, locate property lines and utilities and produce plots and calculate cut and fill by average-end-area.

Tests, Quizzes, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Skills Check



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Learning modules for course theory delivered online
  • In-class lecture and discussion
  • Hands-on competency-based labs
  • Assessments


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