UF in Berlin – Precision Engineering Measurement & Design

UF in Berlin – Precision Engineering Measurement & Design

Summer A: TBD

UF in Berlin – Precision Engineering Measurement & Design program is organized by Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to increase student engagement in international experiences through a unique study tour and program for all engineers.

This program will take place in Berlin to leverage Germany’s strong position in manufacturing, precision engineering, and design. 

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. You 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.

Students will have the opportunity to attend classes with a UF faculty at Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), established in 1770. 


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.

Course Information

Faculty leader: Dr. Sean Niemi

  • EGN 4932: Precision Engineering Measurement & Design (4 UF GPA credits)
  • EGN 4932: Dimensioning & Tolerancing for Manufacturing (2 UF GPA credits)

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 UF GPA Credits


  • Develop a working understanding of precision measurements and the engineering design process
  • Become familiar with how to approach engineering measurements, what uncertainty in measurements means in practice, and how to statistically examine engineering data in design
  • Obtain a broader understanding of German & European design practices and the impact of cultural influences within engineering design projects

Social and Cultural Activities

  • Museum of Technology
  • BMW Plant
  • Military History Museum
  • Sightseeing boat tour
  • Guided walking tour of Berlin
  • Bundestag
  • Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace, House of the Potsdam Conference


You will stay in double rooms at the Three Little Pigs Hostel near the Berlin Wall, or the Acama Pension Hostel in downtown Berlin.

Program Dates

Summer A: TBD

Application deadline: March 1, 2022 (rolling admissions)


  • Must have completed Physics I (PHY 2048 or equivalent), Calculus I (MAC 2311 or equivalent), EML 2023/CGN 2328, or equivalent coursework
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Open to all engineering majors

Program Fee for 2022

  • Program Fee: TBD 
  • UF deposit: $425
  • Includes housing, airport pickup, local transportation, excursions, insurance & students fees, academic course 

Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the UF International Center application
  2. Submit the Academic Advising Form – Pick up at UF International Center at The HUB
  3. Pay the $425 non-refundable deposit

More information:


  • Dr. Sean Niemi, srn@ufl.edu, Faculty 
  • Ping Neo, pneo@eng.ufl.edu, Director, International Engineering Programs, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering