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MTEC 7017 - Inspection Methods for Quality Control

Manufacturing Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Covers methods used to determine the quality of manufactured components. Topics include quality concepts, inspection planning, measurement error, repeatability and reproducibility studies, computer-aided inspection technology, coordinate metrology systems, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.


MANU 3410





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 58578

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jul 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jul 02 Tue 18:30 - 21:45 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze a given product and customer requirements and derive a framework for detailed characteristics and specifications.
  • Apply a step-by-step procedure for planning for quality.
  • Plan inspection in terms of characteristics, amount of inspection, methods, personnel, locations, decisions, errors and documentation.
  • Review control plan examples from industry and understand the information contained in them.
  • Understand the basic purpose and procedures for a gage variation study.
  • Perform calculations for gage repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Explain gage analysis concepts including repeatability, reproducibility, stability, capability, accuracy, deflection, shifts, drifts, and intervals.
  • Explain the forces driving the development of advanced technology in the quality industry and the challenges that are present.
  • List the categories of quality costs and classify company activities into those categories.
  • List various dimensioning and tolerancing approaches and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Describe the main advantages of the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) system over coordinate tolerancing.
  • Decode symbols used in drawings following the ASME Y14.5-1994 dimensioning and tolerancing standard
  • Perform calculations using basic GD&T concepts including Rule #1, material condition, bonus tolerance, virtual condition, position tolerancing, and conversion of coordinate values.
  • Explain the impact of GD&T implementation on inspection in terms of terminology and symbology, personnel requirements, equipment and methods, and communication requirements.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

MTEC 7017 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Manufacturing
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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