Theory of Engineering Measurements and Data Analysis

MET 3500 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Covers fundamental theory of engineering measurements as an integral part of the design, control, and operation of advanced engineering systems. This is a multidisciplinary course that uses concepts and principles from various subjects of the curriculum, such as calculus, differential equations, solid and fluid mechanics, stress analysis, electricity, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Studies characteristics of measurement systems and the theory of underlying phenomena behind the operation of instruments designed to sense and furnish magnitudes of physical quantities. Also covers in detail statistical concepts and techniques to collect and analyze experimental data. Topics include theory of error and uncertainty, statistical confidence and hypothesis testing, standards of measure, dynamic response of measuring systems, transfer functions, signal conditioning, digitizing, and fundamentals of computerized data acquisition.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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