Curricular Unit:Code:
3UndergraduateQuality, Environment and Safety Management3 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English39
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
In this curricular unit, concepts and techniques in the metrology area are deepened.
Upon successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
• Identify and manage an organization's metrological function;
• Identify the metrology applicable areas by activity;
• Select the measurement equipment;
• Understand the applicable metrological chain;
• Know and interpret the regulations and legislation in the metrology area;
• Manage calibration / verification programs;
• Use the measurement equipment and data treatment.
The additional skills that will be worked on will be:
• Autonomous and team work;
• Capacity of organization and planning;
• Ability to make decisions;
• Self-learning ability;
• Ability to apply knowledge;
• Ability to adapt to new situations.
Metrology in management systems.
Monitoring and measurement resources. Analysis of suitability for specific types of monitoring and measurement activities.
International unit system.
The NP EN ISO 10012: 2005 standard "Measurement management systems - Requirements for measurement processes and measurement equipment".
Measurement management system. Measurement process. Metrological characteristic. Metrological confirmation. Metrological function.
General requirements for measurement processes and measurement equipment.
Metrological confirmation and performance of measurement processes.
Measurement uncertainty and traceability.
Analysis and improvement of the measurement management system.
Legal metrology. Metrological control.
International Metrology Vocabulary (VIM). Fundamental and general concepts and associated terms. International Legal Metrology Vocabulary (VIML). Legal metrology activities.
Case study
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The program covers the objectives formulated for the course unit, including the methodological processes associated with the management of calibration / verification programs and the use and suitability of measurement equipment in an organization's metrological function.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching methodology is expository, interrogative and demonstrative during the theoretical-practical classes and in the study orientation sessions. Guided case studies are used, in order to allow the knowledge acquired to be interpreted and applied correctly to real situations. When applicable, visits to metrology laboratories are organized.
The evaluation of this curricular unit is carried out continuously during the theoretical-practical classes, through practical work, as well as an individual performance frequency. The final grade is composed by the average of the frequency assessment, weighted at 60%, 30% for the practical work (which includes the presentation of a written report) and 10% for the overall performance of the student, measured by his attendance, interest and participation active in classes and proposed works.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching methodologies of this curricular unit were programmed in order to enhance a global view of issues in the area of metrology, as well as applicable regulations and legislation. The teaching methodologies are coherent with the objectives of the curricular unit given that the expository methodology associated with the analysis of real situations and the development of works on various aspects, allow the understanding of the challenges that are posed to future professionals. The continuous assessment process, consisting of a frequency and practical work, allows to maintain a balance between the effort dedicated to both theoretical and practical components. The objective is to train professionals with knowledge of the techniques and methodologies applied to this area, within a framework of advanced knowledge and consistent with the state of knowledge.
Guidelines for the determination of calibration intervals of measuring instruments; OIML, 2007.
NP EN ISO 10012:2005 - Sistemas de gestão da medição. Requisitos para processos de medição e equipamento de medição; IPQ, 2005.
VIM Vocabulário Internacional de Metrologia, IPQ, 2012.
VIML Vocabulário Internacional de Metrologia Legal, IPQ 2017.
Legislação Portuguesa:
DL 291/90; DL 192/2006; DL 128/2010