Precision Engineering Measurement & Design

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University

Program Description

Precision Engineering Measurement & Design

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University

  • 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


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


  • 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.


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.


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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 2, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 2017
4 weeks
Full time
1,850 EUR
Germany - Berlin, Berlin Region
Start date: June 2017
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 6, 2017
June 2017
Germany - Berlin, Berlin Region
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 6, 2017