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UF in Berlin - Precision Engineering Measurement & Design
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018
03/15/2018 06/10/2018 07/05/2018

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Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Aaron Watkins
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Yes Program Type: UF Sponsored
Engineering Field of Study: Engineering
Program Description:

UF in Berlin

Precision Engineering Measurement & Design
Summer A 2018: June 10 - July 6

About the Program

Precision Engineering Design & Measurement covers the fundamental practices common to all engineering majors in making and reporting basic engineering measurements and their use in designing high-precision items.  Students will learn about the engineering design process, cultural components of German design, commonly used engineering measurement tools, statistical data analysis, and standard uncertainty analysis methods.  Three local tours at businesses and museums will punctuate how precision measurements are used in engineering design practice with cultural influences within German, European, and American design practices.

Upon course completion students should have a working understanding of precision measurements and the engineering design process.  Students will be familiar with how to approach engineering measurements, what uncertainty in measurements means in practice, and how to statistically examine engineering data in design.  Students will have a broader understanding of German & European design practices and the impact of cultural influences within engineering design projects.

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Students will be housed in double rooms in a local hostel.

About the Location

Berlin is a cultural hub with immense historical significance. Young artists from around the world use the multicultural, open-minded climate as an inspiration. Berlin has much to offer, from opera performances to art exhibitions, from theater productions to concerts and festivals: 180 museums and collections, 440 galleries, three opera houses, eight major symphony orchestras, 98 cinemas, 150 theaters and stages, and many other cultural institutions.

Additional Information

In addition to the three course related excursions led by UF faculty, organizers from TU Berlin will guide students on Wednesday afternoons and Fridays for the “Berlin Program”, which offers: sightseeing boat tour and guided walking tour of Berlin, visit to the Bundestag, visit to Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace, House of the Potsdam Conference, and some free evening/weekend activities (e.g. barbecue, flea market visits)

Course Information

EGN 4932
Precision Engineering Measurement & Design

Total Number of Credits Offered: 4


Three lecture days will involve UF faculty-accompanied tours where students will learn about precision measurement and design in both historic and current engineering practice.  Student reports and problems for the course will be based on tour content from the Museum of Technology and BMW Plant.  Faculty led discussions and reflections on the course content from a historical perspective will occur during the Military History Museum tour. 

Excursions include:
  • Museum of Technology
  • BMW Plant Berlin
  • Military History Museum


Enrollment will be open to undergraduate with a background in science and engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Students must have completed Physics I (PHY 2048 or equivalent) and Calculus I (MAC 2311 or equivalent). Final selection of students lies with the instructor of the program.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,360

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decision will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

What's Included:

Tuition for 4 UF credits, housing, course related tours, subway pass, insurance, and course material packets.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, meals, and personal expenses.


UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Aaron Watkins


Faculty Program Directors
Sean Niemi

This program is currently not accepting applications.