639-3014/02 – Testing and Conformity Assessment (ZPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Quality ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Vladimír Bartoš, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Vladimír Bartoš, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAR431 Ing. Vladimír Bartoš, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge: - fundamentals of the testing and closely related fields as standardization, metrology, certification and accreditation, - assessment of testing laboratories and requirements for test methods - orientation in the Czech system of state quality control as well as analogous principles applied in the European Union; Acquired skills: - mastery of the work with the technical standards for the test method and ability to create a test procedure according to standards - estimation of measurement uncertainty of simple methods for measuring of physical and chemical variables, - awareness of the activities in real testing laboratory

Teaching methods



Subject objectives are to provide basic knowledge about the testing and related fields (metrology, accreditation, certification) and their joint significance in the process of removing technical barriers to trade within the functioning of the European system of products conformity assessment as well as the voluntary certification of products.

Compulsory literature:

[1] EUROLAB: An International Forum for the Laboratory Community. The EUROLAB strategy 2009 -2013 http://www.eurolab.org/documents/EUROLAB_strategy_2009-2013.pdf [2] EA: European co-operation for Accreditation, http://www.european-accreditation.org/mission

Recommended literature:

[1] JCGM 106:2012 Evaluation of measurement data. The role of measurement uncertainty in conformity assessment, http://www.eurolab.org/documents/JCGM106-2012-11-October.pdf [2] Euramet: EURAMET e.V. - In Short, http://www.euramet.org/index.php?id=euramet-in-short

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

To obtain the credit student must have at least 65% attendance at seminars, develop three programs of substance discussed in the seminars and participate in excursions to an accredited laboratory.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Fundamentals of testing, definition, history and international co-operation in testing, Eurolab, Eurachem, testing in the Czech Republic, Eurolab CZ. 2. Testing and calibration laboratories, quality management in test laboratories, ISO/IEC 17025 3. Evaluation of test methods, proficiency testing 4. Basics of technical standardization, international co-operation and national standardization systems, harmonization of the technical standards 5. Test methods and test procedures in the field of material engineering, test method’s validation and their role in the accreditation of testing laboratories, requirements of the standard ISO/IES 17025 6. Standardized test methods, work with the technical standard, test procedure 7. Metrology, international co-operation and national metrology systems, calibration as the basic principle of ensuring metrological traceability of test methods 8. Errors and uncertainties, the importance of uncertainty in testing, practical examples of calculating uncertainties 9. Accreditation and its importance for the testing, international co-operation and national accreditation systems, CIA o.p.s - Czech national accreditation body 10. Certification and its importance for the testing, certification of management systems, personal certification in test laboratories, 11. Product certification, voluntary and mandatory product certification, certification marks 12. Development of European conformity assessment system, “New approach”, the modular approach to conformity assessment, CE European mark of conformity 13. The Czech system of state quality control and Act 22/1997 Coll. on technical requirements for products, harmonization of Czech and European legislation in conformity assessment, the “New legislative framework” 14. Visit to the accredited test laboratory, practical demonstration of documentation established QMS and organization of basic activities in the test laboratory

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  31 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N3922) Economics and Management of Industrial Systems (3902T062) Quality Management P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3922) Economics and Management of Industrial Systems (3902T062) Quality Management P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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