We are glad to announce that the on-line course Estimation Measurement Uncertainty in Chemical Analysis will during the Spring semester 2014 be offered as a free on-line course (so called MOOC) to students from all over the world. The course will be running during Mar 03 – Apr 13, 2014 and is now open for registration.

During online course period the online materials will be supplemented by discussion forum and possibility to ask questions from the teachers, as well as by tests and exercises that will be graded (and will jointly determine the final grade). The students who register to the course will be enrolled as guest students at UT and will eventually get one ECTS credit and a certificate form University of Tartu if they will successfully pass the course.

The course gives the main concepts and mathematical apparatus of measurement uncertainty estimation and explains in detail two principal approaches to measurement uncertainty estimation – the ISO GUM modeling approach (the “bottom-up” approach) and the single-lab validation approach as implemented by Nordtest (the “top-down”) approach. The course contains close to 50 short video lectures, practical examples and numerous tests and exercises for self-testing. This course can be used via web by anyone who wishes to improve the knowledge and skills in measurement uncertainty estimation.


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