Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Precision Metrology provides graduate students and professionals with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in dimensional metrology theory and application beyond the undergraduate level and "bench experience."  Students will be introduced to topics directly related to dimensional metrology and its application in industrial settings. These advanced course topics will, together, provide students with broader knowledge of the field of metrology and exposure to advanced techniques in dimensional measurement and analysis of data.

Program Requirements
The certificate will be awarded upon completion of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours) in the area of precision metrology, based on the course lists below. The cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0 and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed toward the certificate. Requests for other metrology-related course substitutions may be approved at the discretion of the program's graduate director.

Required courses (2):

  • MEGR 6181 – Engineering Metrology
  • MEGR 7182 – Machine Tool Metrology

Optional courses (any 2):

  • MEGR 7183 – Precision Machine Design
  • MEGR 7185 – Gear Manufacturing and Metrology
  • MEGR 7186 – Data Analysis and Uncertainty
  • MEGR 7187 – Flexures
  • MEGR 7191 – Introduction to Optical Fabrication and Testing
  • MEGR 7283 – Advanced Coordinate Metrology
  • MEGR 7284 – Advanced Surface Metrology

see the graduate catalog for descriptions of these courses


Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the ME&ES department
seeks the following:

  • Either
    • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related technical or scientific field,


  • Undergraduate coursework that includes engineering fundamentals (e.g. solids, statics, and dynamics), calculus, and statistics,

with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0).

  • Applicants should submit written description of any relevant and significant work experience, especially as it pertains to metrology
  • Applicants whose native language is not English, will need to satisfy the UNC Charlotte Graduate School’s English proficiency requirements.
  • Transfer of credits – If any of the above courses are taken prior to admission to the certificate program, the student may, with the recommendation of his/her advisor and the approval of the Graduate School, apply a maximum of six graduate credit hours acceptably completed toward the certificate.

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