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Course overview: 

Measurement System Analysis, or MSA, is a method for gaining an understanding of the variation present in measuring systems. It is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation, when a high level of confidence is required for the measurement of product characteristics.

Who should attend: 

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).Familiarity with basic statistical concepts would be beneficial but not necessary.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

MSA is used when an understanding of measurement system variability is required. MSA studies will decompose measurement system variability into equipment, operator and part variation.

It is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement on their suppliers to give them confidence in the measurements that are being taken and reported by the supplier. MSA will support understanding measurement system performance and allow any performance limitations to be reported.

Delegates will become competent in implementing, undertaking and auditing Measurement Systems Analysis including studies for variable and attribute data.

Topics covered: 

  • Overview of MSA
  • Variable and attribute data 
  • Range Method 
  • Average and Range method 
  • Anova method 
  • Attribute agreement analysis
  • Gauge performance curves   
  • Understanding and interpreting results


Please note: The statistical techniques used during this course are covered in detail in our 1-day  Statistical Process Control (SPC) programme. Therefore we strongly recommend that you attend our SPC course before attending an MSA course unless you are already familiar with the statistical tools used.


Certification: 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support


Course booking details: 


Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
17/12/2020 - 17/12/2020
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £399 Spaces Available Book
21/01/2021 - 21/01/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £399 Spaces Available Book
25/02/2021 - 25/02/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £399 Spaces Available Book

Important information

If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :

Virtual Class Technical Requirements

To access a virtual class you must have the following:

  • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
  • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
  • Webcam (preferably)
  • A Chrome web browser
  • Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access

Further information