Measuring Engineering
TeachersONO, TakenoriStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number1J202

Course Description

In this course, International System of units, engineering system of units, measurement and error, accuracy of measurement and significant figure, method of least squares, and the method of measuring vibration will be studied.
During lecture, students will acquire knowledge, technology, and ability of diploma policy 2 and 3 and 4.

Course Objectives

This course aims to provide exercises in fundamentals of measurement and error that student will need to learn in order to play an active part as a mechanical engineer.

Grading Policy

・Term-end examination : 65%
・Short examination : 20%
・Print and the problem to have let out while lecturing : 15%
Students aren’t dealt with for the grades when not attending a lecture more than 2/3. The papers of small test will be returned after being graded and discussed during class. The answers will be uploaded in the LMS.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookFundamentals of measurement systems engineering
Kazue NishiharaMorikita Publishing co.,Ltd.


The materials for each lesson will be uploaded on the LMS in advance, and the answers to the problem exercises performed during the lesson will be uploaded on the LMS until the next lesson.
Please prepare and review the lecture for about 3 hours each time.


Please bring a scientific calculator to every lecture.
If you’re absent from lecture, please study and revise the topics taught on that day.


1Unit and dimension, SI (International System of Units)
2Measurement error and significant figure
3Error in the calculation process, precision of the measurement
4Way of expression for precision, indirect measurement and error
5Least squares method
6Probable error
7Short examination, method of averages
8Commentary of the short examination and summary of the first half
9Least squares method by quadrics
10Interpolation of data
11Regression analysis and correlation
12Analysis of variance
14Fast Fourier transform (FFT), vibration and acoustic measurement
15Term-end examination and summary