CET829 Engineering Metrology

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) & School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering



Academic Unit



Basic optical engineering is very essential to this Mini master course in Engineering Photonics. The objectives of the course are to familiarize the learners with different conventional and optical metrology concepts and systems. Learning objectives covers from fundamentals to engineering applications to case studies.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics
- FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics

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Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Understand the different types conventional engineering metrology practices;

2. Gain knowledge about salient features of optical metrology and current practices adopted in engineering metrology;

3. Understand Speckle metrology adopted in industrial applications and;

4. Understand optical measurement systems and practices adopted in industry and its impact in I 4.0.

Introduction and Fundamentals
Fundamentals of metrology. Significance of optical metrology

Engineering Metrology
Mechanical Metrology, Coordinate metrology, Surface metrology, Metrology Systems and Applications.

Lasers and Optics for metrology, Interferometric metrology
Optical metrology- Salient features, autocollimator, interferometric metrology systems, principle, worked out examples.

Speckle metrology for rough engineering components
Metrology of diffusive surfaces, specular and speckle interferometry comparison, in-plane, out-of-plane and shear speckle metrology, Engineering applications

Fibre optics in metrology
Fibre optics- fundamentals need for metrology systems, Advantages of optical fibres in metrology, optical fibre metrology systems, fibre optic phase shifting speckle interferometry, Case studies and applications, Non-contact whole filed NDT and Evaluation

Metrology for I 4.0 Relevance-Current practices and prospects
Vision 4.0, significant advances in Measurement 4.0, current practices

Suitable to learners from all disciplines who seek to have in-depth understanding of photonics and engineering optics and their impact in current industries and for Industry 4.0 (I 4.0).

Standard Course Fee: S$1,620

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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CET831 Lasers and Optics for Smart Manufacturing (I 4.0)- Current Practices and Future Prospects1
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Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 15AUs).
  • SkillsFuture Credit approved.