World’s First Metrology Degree Awarded

Coventry University in the UK has handed out the world’s first Metrology Degree to Ben Singer, a 3D scanning specialist at UK based Physical Digital. Singer has graduated from the world’s first and only foundation degree in Metrology with a Distinction.

The metrology course, run by Coventry University, consists of modules including mathematics, engineering science, measurement methods and systems, and uncertainty in measurement, combined with professional practice in Metrology.

The degree was completed on a part time basis, allowing 29-year-old Ben to combine it with his role as Metrologist at Physical Digital Lectures and practical sessions at university were complemented by independent study and course-work, integrating study with work projects and responsibilities.  For his dissertation, Ben conducted an extended study on “Investigating The Validation Methods of Automated Fringe Projection Metrology Systems”, which earned him impressive marks in this module.

Ben, who can now add FDEng Metrology to his name, said: “It was great to meet fellow professionals at the same point in their career and to gain a broader understanding of more traditional forms of equipment because, at Physical Digital, we only have exposure to high end equipment.”

The metrology degree has opened many opportunities within my ompany and helped me to progress on my self-development.”

“At the moment this is the only Metrology qualification available but there are talks of a Master’s degree in Metrology which I would be interested in completing.”

The Metrology course at Coventry University was designed as a vocational qualification which the University developed in collaboration with employers, ensuring that the skills and experience gained are highly valued in the workplace. Students attending the course take back to their workplaces the benefits of implementing best practice within metrology. The qualification is designed to fill the specific skills gap in the understanding and application of measurement within the business environment.

For more information: www.coventry.ac.uk