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RWTH International Academy, Campus-Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany

+49 241 80-27693

Type of course
Short Courses

Language of tuition

Length of course
2, 3 or 4 weeks

Application deadline
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2020 Receive a 10% discount on the course fees when applying before March 1, 2020.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2020 Early applications are encouraged! Please plan ahead to allow enough time for visa and travel arrangements.

Class size
20-25 Students

Cost / fees
The fees for the respective programs are: 1.990 euros (2 weeks) - accomodation inlcuded!
2.990 euros (3 weeks) - accomodation inlcuded!
3.750 euros (4 weeks) - accomodation inlcuded!

Included in the 'all-inclusive' package

Applicant's Profile
✓ B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university
✓ Studying mechanical engineering or a related field
✓ Minimum age to participate is 18
✓ Minimum English language proficiency equivalent to:

  • TOEFL ibt : 72 points
  • IELTS: 5.5 band score
  • TOEIC: 785 points
  • Cambridge: FCE, Grade C
  • CEFR = B2

Contact details for application
Mareike Botzet

RWTH International Academy

RWTH Summer Schools

RWTH International Academy Summer Schools offer a truly dynamic and engaging academic and cultural environment for their international visitors.

Through the academic summer schools in the charming historic city of Aachen, top-ranked RWTH Aachen University invites students to take part in state-of-the-art and hands-on approaches to technical learning at one of Europe's leading science and research institutions. Our summer courses provide a fantastic opportunity to experience what studying at RWTH is really like.
✓ highly mixed/international group
✓ hands-on learning
✓ excursions and social events
✓ 'all-inclusive' package
Our Summer Schools 2020: Automotive and Mobility Studies (June 8 to July 3, 2020)
The program explores modern automotive technologies and concepts of mobility, such as: Fundamentals of vehicle physics, including vehicle models of automotive history and driving resistances; alternative concepts for the powertrain of vehicles, including unconventional types of combustion engines; energy storage systems in vehicles; and grid integration of electric vehicles.

Sustainable Energy Technology (June 15 to July 3, 2020)
This Summer School introduces the mathematical and physical basics of building energy performance modelling and simulation, implementation of models using computer-based numerical methods, computer algebra systems and object-oriented modelling language Modelica. Students will be able to better understand current and future challenges in sustainable energy technology.

Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation (June 22 to July 10, 2020)
The Summer School is divided into three subject areas: First, fundamental issues in industrial robotics and related mechatronic systems will be explored. Second, students establish an understanding of the properties of transmission and information and the relationship between coding and the fundamental limits of information. Finally, a mechatronic system will be systematically developed.

Smart Electrical Power Systems (June 29 to July 10, 2020)
Students receive an overview of current challenges and new technologies with regards to the future electric grid. Topics include but are not limited to the distribution and transfer of direct current, measurement and monitoring methods in modern power systems, integration of new technologies in and the modernization of power systems, as well as energy storage systems.

Automation and Simulation (July 13 to 31, 2020)
The Summer School covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. In hands-on exercises and computer lab lectures, students solve real world problems using industry standard and open source software. As a result, methods used in mechanical engineering are tried, tested and acquired.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics (June 29 to July 10, 2020)
Competition pressures modern companies to efficiently design the in-house and industry-wide planning and management of material, financial and information flows along the entire value creation chain. Students will explore innovative supply chain management concepts and strategy-oriented design of value added networks and chains, which optimize processes within supply chains.

Production Technology Meets Industry 4.0 (August 3 to 21, 2020)
The program provides students with an introduction to Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is an initiative by the German government which promotes the integration of industrial production with information and communication technologies. Students will explore fundamental areas of Industry 4.0 and acquire a better understanding of current and future requirements in production technology.

Robotics for Future Industrial Applications (August 3 to 21, 2020)
This Summer School is all about the engineering, controlling and programming of robots. The lectures introduce fundamental theoretical knowledge in robotics and are complemented by lab classes, in which students apply their acquired knowledge in practical projects.

Admission requirements > The following documents are needed:

✓ Your cover letter (stating your motivation for applying to the program, further study plans and career goals)
✓ Your curriculum vitae (resume)
✓ Your academic records (transcript of records)
✓ Additional documents to support your application (e.g. certificates for (extra)curricular activities)
✓ A color photo of yourself

If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. The copies do not need to be notarized

Apply now!

About RWTH International Academy

As the central, executive education institute of RWTH Aachen University, RWTH Aachen International Academy is able to call upon the expertise of the university's research institutes. Each of our executive education programs is developed in conjunction with RWTH Aachen institute.

The institute nominates a scientific director and delivers the course in combination with lectures from science and industry as appropriate. Thus, RWTH International Academy is able to offer participants the opportunity to profit from the university's expertise in a practical manner.

RWTH Aachen University of one of the Germany's elite universities and one of the most highly recognized technical universities in Europe. With 260 institutes within nine faculties, it is one of the Europe's leading institutions for science and engineering research.

With innumerable industrial cooperation partners, the education that students receive at RWTH Aachen is firmly rooted in real-world applications. As a result, RWTH graduates are highly sought after by business and industry and one on five board members of German corporations is an alumnus of RWTH Aachen University.