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Measurement Explained Series

Measurement Explained Series

'Measurement Explained' is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses.

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Measurement Fundamentals Explained

About this unit

This is the first online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. This unit introduces Metrology, the science of measurement, along with some basic metrology concepts. It covers topics such as 'accuracy', 'precision', 'calibration', 'traceability', but also outlines the International System of Units and the realisation of the SI Base Units.

This is the ideal precursor to our more extensive, certified, Introduction to Metrology e-Learning Course.

This unit is aimed at

  • Professionals and management in measurement or related roles
  • Professionals working on the manufacturing shop floor
  • Professionals working in inspection departments
  • Students and apprentices
  • Wider audience (with interest in the science of measurement)

Unit format

  • Text lessons, enriched with multimedia materials
  • Self-assessment with over 20 questions
  • Selection of links to improve your measurement awareness and skills

Language

  • English

Price

  • Free

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Measurement Uncertainty Explained

About this unit

This is the second online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. It introduces the basics of measurement uncertainty, along with some underpinning concepts such as 'error', 'standard deviation' and 'probability distributions'. Additionally, this unit gives an overall perspective on its importance to measurement practice and explores the eight main steps to evaluating uncertainty.

This is the ideal precursor to our more extensive, certified, Introduction to Uncertainty e-Learning Course.

This unit is aimed at

  • Professionals and management in measurement or related roles
  • Professionals working on the manufacturing shop floor
  • Professionals working in inspection departments
  • Apprenticeship programmes
  • Universities and academic institutions
  • Students and apprentices

Unit format

  • Text lessons, enriched with multimedia materials
  • Self-assessment with over 10 questions
  • Selection of links to improve your measurement awareness and skills

Language

  • English

Price

  • Free

Sign up and start now for free

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