Aachen, Germany

Agile Innovation

online course
when 28 February 2022 - 11 March 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 1194

In this online course you gain insights into cutting-edge methods and processes of agile product innovation. You make use of virtual product design tools like CAD and implement rapid prototyping strategies.

While analyzing and improving existing real-life products, you learn everything from market research to product life-cycle management. You even get the chance to apply the knowledge in hands-on sessions: Team up, develop and prototype the best customer-oriented solution of all!

This course is highly interactive and contains a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

- Online lectures & tutorialsā 
- Development and application of methods
- Practical examples
- Team work
- Implementation of your ideas
- Intercultural exchange & social events

Course leader

This program is an exclusive cooperation with University of Wuppertal (BUW) and their experts on Agile Innovation.

Target group

Every year we welcome students from all over the world. You can become part of our international student community if you:

- are at least 18 years old
- pursue your higher education
- 1st/2nd year of studies completed
- degree related to our program
- are proficient in the English language

No previous knowledge is needed for this course. The content is taught starting from the basics.

Course aim

Advancing globalization in an increasingly digital world is posing new challenges for engineers and products likewise. In addition to shortening market cycles and scheduled development times, today there are also increasing factors of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. As a result, product developers are forced to react flexibly to any changes. This course therefore teaches the approach of agile product development. This concept combines the basics of design theory and development methodology with modern agile development methods.

The course intentionally takes a specific product reference in order to enable a practical training of the developers. In addition to the theoretical content, innovative solution concepts are jointly developed on the basis of a real product example. The participants use virtual product development tools and rapid prototyping strategies to iteratively develop customer-oriented solutions in short development sprints.

Fee info

EUR 1194: The program fees contain:
- Excellent teaching from RWTH Aachen
- Networking with professors
- Group work & self study
- Virtual social events
- Sports: stretching exercises / evening yoga
- Digital sightseeing tour
- Benefitting from intercultural exchange
- Getting to know the German way of life
- RWTH Certificate