Understanding Uncertainty Budgets

Specialism: General

Skill Level: Intermediate Level

Delivery Method: e-Learning

Duration: 2 days

Course Status: Available

Price: £440

Course description

This course teaches measurement uncertainty through practical examples of uncertainty budgets, because:

  • Uncertainty budgets are a fundamental tool in science and industry, especially in manufacturing, testing and calibration, and they are therefore useful to a wide range of professionals.
  • Uncertainty budgets provide a visual way to understand abstract concepts in uncertainty evaluation, and they can thus help to improve the accessibility of those concepts to non-statisticians.

 

The course consists of four modules:

  • Module 1 will allow the learner to read, understand and complete an uncertainty budget.
  • Modules 2–4 are at a more complex level, and allow the learner to understand how an uncertainty budget is formulated.

For any introductory concepts of measurement that you would like to explore in more detail, please see our more elementary e-learning courses: Introduction to Metrology and Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty.

Who is it for?

Quality managers in industry and manufacturing; testing and calibration professionals; academic and industrial scientists; anyone with an interest in the way measurement helps us learn about the world around us.

Further Information

Certificate Type: NPL Certificate of Completion
Available as open course: Yes
Available as in-house course: Yes

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand how the best estimate of a quantity can be found as an average of repeated measured values, with appropriate corrections applied.
  • Calculate the variance and standard deviation of a set of repeated measured values.
  • Calculate the standard uncertainty of a set of repeated measured values.
  • Understand a range of simple probability distributions and when to assign them.
  • Understand how the rows of an uncertainty budget evaluate contributions to the combined standard uncertainty from the individual uncertainty contributions.
  • Calculate expanded uncertainty from an uncertainty budget, assuming a normal distribution.
  • Understand the limitations of the process used, and when to seek advice on using a more complex procedure.

Date(s) of next course

Available at any time

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Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty

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