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Blue Engineering - Engineers with Social and Ecological Responsibility

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time June 2017 Germany Berlin

The effects of technology on individuals, society and nature and what people can do to create a responsible technology that addresses the needs of everyone while considering possible risks and harms caused by technology. [+]

Course Studies in Engineering in Berlin in Germany. Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic The effects of technology on individuals, society and nature and what people can do to create a responsible technology that addresses the needs of everyone while considering possible risks and harms caused by technology. Target group Engineering students and students of the humanities with an interest in the workings of technology on individuals, society and nature. Learning Goal/Output The prospective engineers analyze and evaluate the present reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature and society by taking different perspectives. Based on this analysis and evaluation, they are able to state their personal perspective and values of the reciprocal relations and act accordingly. The prospective engineers cooperate with others to analyze and evaluate in a democratic process the present reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature and society. Based on their analysis and evaluation, they are able to work out a collective understanding with regard to their collective values and democratise the reciprocal relations. Course Components The course will consist of a few regular lectures and mostly of building blocks which will be conducted by the lectures and the student’s themselves and one excursion per week (e.g. waste/drinking water treatment, recycling, lignite pit and lignite power plant, industrial food production). In addition, the students will create, conduct and finally document their own building block for further use. Building blocks, i.e., self-contained study-elements, are at the core of the Blue Engineering course. They provide clear didactical instructions to facilitate a 90 minutes course as well as compact, yet multiple perspectives on a complex topic, e.g., ethical codes, recycling, pre-implementation diagnostics, social businesses and cooperatives. Some of these study elements help to thoroughly analyse single technologies, e.g., energy saving light bulbs, in respect to the ecological, social, economical, political and gender related impacts of these technologies. In other study elements, engineering students learn to shift away from the general paradigm of engineers as problem solvers. They are encouraged to become problem definers in all areas of engineering, including their own proper working conditions. Along with the wide variety of topics, every single building block uses a specific set of wide-spread teaching formats such as case studies, story-telling and station learning. Most building-blocks, however, rely on a specific adaption and new combination of known methods, e.g. learning cascades, advocatus diaboli, triangular method, evaluation sculpture, crime scene investgations and court trials, educational games and challenges. On top, several building blocks make use of newly created methods or are build according to specific forms of pedagogy. Short Description Sustainability in the curriculum of engineering students is either ignored or solely focuses on technological solutions. As the UN Rio+20 debate and its focus on Green Economy shows, there is a strong demand for technological innovations as a remedy for ecological destruction and as pathway to poverty eradication. Consequently, the predominant belief in technological progress is held up through technicians as well as a society wishing for easy technological solutions for complex ecological and social problems. Taking this into account, this course promotes socially and ecologically responsible engineering through a variety of alternative teaching methods. Engineering students acquire the competence to unveil the complex interdependency of their social, political, ecological and economic surroundings. This includes the consideration of different values, interests and needs within a global perspective as well as within one class(room). The course design encourages democratic decision-making not only to solve but also to define problems within the course itself and moreover outside of the classroom. This method is applied in order to adequately respond to the specific needs of users and to cooperatively develop technologies which are socially useful, locally adapted, durable, repairable and recyclable. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. An interest in the reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature, society and democracy. Lecturer(s) Henning Meyer holds the chair of machinery system design at Technische Universität Berlin. Among other jobs, he worked in the german industry as head of a research department. He graduated from Technische Universität Braunschweig and holds a doctorate of the same university. André Baier received a master 2 degree in philosophy of norms from Universíté Rennes 1, France. He completed his studies at Technische Universität Berlin receiving the magister artium degree in philosophy. He actively participates in the development and implementation of Blue Engineering – Engineers with Social and Ecological Responsibility - since its beginning in 2009. As of 2012 he is lecturer for this course at Technische Universität Berlin. [-]

Precision Engineering Measurement & Design

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2017 Germany Berlin

The course is aimed at students from all engineering majors. [+]

Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic High-precision measurements, statistical data analysis, standard uncertainty analysis methods. Target group The course is aimed at students from all engineering majors. Learning Goal/Output 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. Course Components Three lecture days per week Tours: Tour 1: Museum of Technology Tour 2: BMW Plant Berlin Tour 3: Military History Museum Varied assessment methods Short Description 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, commonly used engineering measurement tools, statistical analysis and standard uncertainty analysis methods. Three local tours at businesses and museums will punctuate how precision measurements are used in engineering design practice. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. This course is intended for students from all engineering majors that have successfully completed a college calculus and physics course. Course content will be applicable and use examples from a variety of engineering disciplines, so students from all engineering majors are encouraged to participate. Lecturer(s) Dr. Daniel Dickrell, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida Dan Dickrell is an Assistant Engineer in the College of Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He is also a member of the graduate research faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and has worked as a mechanical engineer at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL, Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, and in private industry. Since 2007, Dr. Dickrell has taught various engineering design and mechanics courses in the MAE department (Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Introduction to Mechanical Design). He also teaches first-year course: Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming for the College of Engineering. In 2012-2013 academic year he was voted "Teacher of the Year" in the MAE department by students and faculty. Dr. Pamela Dickrell, Center of Research on Engineering Education, College of Engineering, University of Florida Dr. Pamela Dickrell has been the director of the Gator Engineering CORE since 2014, which focuses on engineering education research at the second and third year undergraduate levels. The company looks at ways to give students a solid foundation in problem solving skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Before that, she held directorships at the UF EDGE at University of Florida, and was an adjunct assistant professor there from 2005 to 2007, teaching subjects in Engineering Statistics and Mechanics or Materials. [-]

CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2017 Germany Berlin

This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. [+]

Course Studies in Engineering in Berlin in Germany. Winter school: January 3rd to 27th, 2017 Course price: 2.200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic Space Technology Target group This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. This prepares them for a systems engineering career with a leading position in the engineering industry. With the basic knowledge in space technologies that is imparted in this course, students have a good starting point to prepare themselves for a continuing education in space engineering. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for the hands-on project. Learning Goal/Output After taking part in this course, students will have knowledge of the most important topics related to space technologies. Students will know the parts of a space system and understand their correlations, and will be able to plan and conduct a space mission. Practically, students will be capable of designing a part of a space system with regard to mechanics, electronics and programming. Course Components The course starts with introductory lectures about the most important topics related to space technologies. In parallel, a practical training will be given to develop specific engineering skills in mechanics, electronics and programming that are necessary to conduct the hands-on project. During project work units, parts of a CanSat will be designed with supervision in smaller groups. During a launch campaign, the CanSat will be tested under real conditions. The course is supplemented by an excursion to space related companies and institutions in Berlin. Short Description A CanSat is a small satellite in shape of a commercial beverage can that performs several measuring tasks. In this course, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch. Therefore, all basics of topics related to exciting area of space technologies is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained. The theoretical units are supplemented by practical exercises. Parts of the CanSat are developed in intensely supervised small groups. During an excursion to a site in Berlin where space related companies and institutions are located, the participants shall gain insight into facilities used for the development of satellites. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Participants should have a general understanding of engineering. Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß is head of the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin’s Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has dealt extensively with nano and pico satellite technologies and their various uses for the communication and remote sensing of the Earth, Moon and planets. Three research assistants of the Chair of Space Technology, Dr. Zizung Yoon, Cem Avsar, Dipl.-Ing. and Sebastian Trowitzsch, Dipl.-Ing. are involved in the summer school course. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß Study of Information Technology at Technical University of Ilmenau, scientific assistant at the university of Ilmenau, research in automotive electronics, since 1989 working experience in the field of space technology, 1992-2003 engineering and research work at German Aerospace Center DLR, camera design for the Russian Mars-96 mission and other space imagers, extension studies in satellite communication (USA) and at the International Space University, system engineer in different space projects and proposals for Earth remote sensing or planetary exploration, since 2003 full professor at TU Berlin, Pertinent activities: member of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), head of the section "Space Technology " of the German Aerospace Society "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt Lilienthal-Oberth e.V.", member of “Gesellschaft zur Förderung des akademischen Nachwuchses”, co-founder of the “Space Initiative Berlin-Brandenburg (RIBB)”, and others , more than 130 international publications Cem Avsar Cem Avsar graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2010. During his studies at TU Berlin, he was teaching informatics for eight semesters as tutor. Also, he participated in practical space related projects during his time of studies. With his graduation, he joined the staff of scientific researchers at the TU Berlin, Chair of Space Technology. He worked on modular satellite architectures and CubeSats. As Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß‘ teaching assistant, he was strongly involved in shaping the space technology curriculum. He also managed research projects, for instance a student-built rover. His projects enclosure the direct involvement of students in hands-on lecture courses. To date, he has lectured numerous space technology related courses, e.g. Satellite Technology, Aerospace Electronics, Aerospace System Design, Space Robotics and many more. He constantly edeavours to apply modern approaches of practical engineering teaching methods. Today, he is managing director of the Berlin-based space company beSpace. Nikolas Korn Nikolas Korn graduated in Aerospace Engineering from TU Berlin in 2014. During his studies, he was working at GEA Grasso on 3D CAD modeling of screw compressor parts. Later he joined the PiNaSys as researcher. There he is focused on hardware and software development of miniaturized attitude determination systems for parabolic flight experiments as well as GPS orbit simulations. In April 2015 he participated on the 25. DLR parabolic flight campaign in Bordeaux, France. Sebastian Trowitzsch Sebastian Trowitzsch holds a Diploma of Aerospace Engineering, he graduated from TU Berlin in 2010. From 2005 to 2012, he was actively involved in the design, verification and operation of the picosatellite BEESAT. Since 2010, he is project manager and system engineer of the follow-up mission BEESAT-2. Dr. Zizung Yoon After graduating from TU Berlin, Zizung Yoon joined the development team of the small satellite TET (120 kg) in the company Astro- und Feindwerktechnik. Along with the research experience gained in the industry, he accomplished his Ph.D. in the field of fault tolerant attitude control system. Currently he is leading a research team with the goal to develop and launch a nanosatellite mission to demonstrate an intersatellite communication network. He has profound experience in lecturing in subjects related to spacecraft dynamics and contro [-]