COVENTRY University has handed out the world’s first Metrology degree.
Ben Singer, a 3D scanning specialist at Woking-based Physical Digital, has graduated from the world’s first and only foundation degree in Metrology with a Distinction.
The course, hosted 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 scientific study of measurement.
Metrology plays a vital role in modern life – especially in the business, manufacturing and aerospace industries to reduce waste to save money and time.
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 coursework, integrating study with work projects and responsibilities.
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 firm 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.”
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 valuable in the workplace.