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How many people on here have a degree in metrology?

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Author Topic: WHo actually has a metrology degree not just military experience?  (Read 23951 times)

Offline USMCPMEL

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Just wondering. I am thinking about going to school.

Offline Rocket

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Many people with military experience may have the Associates Degree (mine is an AAS from CCAF), but don't know of many 4 year degree programs in the US....

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If you already have cal/PMEL training in the military, you really don't need the civilian metrology training. If you want a degree to help further your marketability I'd recommend a BSEE or BSME. You'd be much further ahead with an egineering degree in conjunction with your PMEL training. A lot of companies who advertise for jobs we'd probably be a good match for are usually looking for the engineering degree. PMEL + BSEE/ME would be golden.

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The only “metrology degree” I could find is the BSQA with Measurement Science option at California State University Dominguez Hills ( www.csudh.edu).  I am finishing the prerequisites and plan to formally apply to the program soon.

It is an “online program” but there are a lot of lower division classes that have to be met that require labs and such.   There is also an upper division “Analog Electronics” course requirement that has to be met but is not available online.  ( Do you have any idea how few colleges offer Analog anything any more?)

There are courses in Electrical, Physical and Dimensional Metrology as well as Measurement Uncertainty and Quality Assurance course work to go with it.

With working full time and going to school in the evenings, it took me three years to complete the lower division courses and probably looking at three more for the full BS.

Just for the record, I have the military experience (Lowry Honor grad )but all my schools fell between the cracks for ACE credit.

If you have any questions that I can answer drop me a line .

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Here's a link to some more schools that offer Metrology and related majors:

http://www.callabmag.com/schools.html#etUSA



Offline msrichmond

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I voted "No degree" because I don't have a degree in metrology. One of my degrees is in Physics; that and engineering degrees would probably serve you better for a couple of reasons.

1) Those degrees are more widely recognized so more marketable to civilian employers.

2) Those degrees give you a great fallback should you decide to leave the PMEL world or want to move over to another area within, such as designing test equipment.

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What I'm going to say, I hope pisses anyone off. I work hand in hand with both mech. & elec. engineers, and I find it odd that I have explain what I consider basic concepts. I'm quite happy and proud I might add, that I am a PMEL tech. I am able to work quite a bit of the Metrology spectrum.
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I have a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Maryland. Computer Science and Business Management. (wonder where that will take me?)

If everything counted I have enough credit for a Masters Degree (140 hours of formal education).  But lower level and vocational credit does not count for higher education.

I am proud to say I finished my degree while I was deployed to Bosnia.  I took my last 3 classes in the field (i.e an air conditioned truck with satellite access to the Internet.)
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If you are looking to get into Metrology without joining the military  or you are looking to get a degree to further you career; I recommend you get a degree in Physics with an emphasis in statistics.

You will still need some OJT, but everything we do is physics and statistics related.   
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I know that Fluke Corp.  is constantly looking for people who are qualified in Metrology.   This is the first I've heard of a degree that is specific to the field.   We encourage all who are trained in the metrology field to view our website and apply to any jobs that we have in that area.   We offer competitive pay and host a wide variety of talented individuals in the field.   www. fluke. com

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There are actually several colleges across the county that offer a degree in Metrology. There is a college in Butler Pennsylvania one in Georgia ( Georgia Technical) and one in California that I know of. I believe there are 5 schools total. I have over 15 years experience trained by the Marines.

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There are actually several colleges across the county that offer a degree in Metrology. There is a college in Butler Pennsylvania one in Georgia ( Georgia Technical) and one in California that I know of. I believe there are 5 schools total. I have over 15 years experience trained by the Marines.

Here's a relatively complete list of Metrology/Metrology related programs from Cal Lab Magazine.

http://www.callabmag.com/schools.html#etUSA
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I do not have a metrology degree.  With 20 years experence, CCT certificate and multiple classes.  I have warm fuzzes that I am doing calibrations with confidence. . . . . with a approximately 95% confidence level with a coverage factor of K=2

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. . . . . with a approximately 95% confidence level with a coverage factor of K=2
'~95% confidence with a coverage factor of k = 2' means 1 in 20 calibrations are possibly bogus! In the old days (e.g., during the height of the US Space Program, when 99.74% or k = 3 was the norm), this would be totally unacceptable, due to the low confidence! ~2.5 failures per thousand was the norm then or about 20 times less likely than today to be erroneous!

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Most 2d LTs had degrees, took them several years to attain the proficiency of a decent NCO.

 

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