Weimar, Germany

Forecast Engineering

blended course
when 19 August 2023 - 2 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 890

Forecast Engineering: Virtualisation, Visualisation, and Validation of Urban and Structural Building Responses

Investigating current developments towards visualisation, modelling, reaction estimation, analysis, simulation methods & more

You will explore the current developments in use of polymer-modified concretes as well as simulation, advanced modelling and analysis methods for geotechnical and structural application under static and dynamic loading conditions – especially under extreme loads.
During the two weeks, the transfer of real existing buildings into different basic structural models will be discussed, comparing their robustness with respect to increasing abstractness and reduced dimensionality. In addition, the estimation of reaction properties under dynamic load and certain interaction effects will be addressed. You are going to and improve skills for visualising structural systems and validating the created models. You will learn how to use state-of-the-art design, analysis, and simulation methods as well as innovative technologies such as VR visualisation tools.

International expertise & on-site visits

We want to provide you with insights into current research projects and international development trends. Therefore, we have invited international experts from partner universities and recognised research institutions to share their knowledge with you during impulse lectures.

For an interesting glimpse into the engineering work on-site, the course furthermore includes excursions to building sites and/or leading companies.

The current state of the art in the above-mentioned topics will be presented in the lectures and supplemented by individual guest lectures of international experts. Special topics on the individual subject areas will be developed together with the participants within the framework of group project. Moreover, complex and technically challenging engineering questions will be answered through interdisciplinary cooperation among the participating members

Desire to

- meet new people and friendships;

- learning something new

- international athmosphere and german culture/tradition

... then apply NOW


Project 1 | Use of Polymer-Modified Concretes (PCC) for Innovative Refurbishment Solutions | Alexander Flohr (Chair of Construction Chemistry and Polymer Materials)

Project 2 | Modelling of large deformations in geotechnical engineering | Patrick Staubach (Chair of Geotechnics)

Project 3 | Nonlinear modelling and analysis of unreinforced masonry structures | Lars Abrahamczyk, Aanis Uzair (Chair of Advanced Structures)

Project 4 | Simulation of ultrasonic wave propagation and its application in detection of flaws in structure | Dr.-Ing. Long Nguyen Tuan (Institute of Structural Mechanics)

Project 5 | Scientific analyses on the structural behavior of load-bearing structures | Matthias Kraus (Chair of Steel and Hybrid Structures)

Course leader

Dr.-Ing. Lars Abrahamczyk

- since 2010 coordinator and project manager of the specialised course from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Bauhaus Summer School

Target group

Young scientists, master students and doctoral candidates in the various fields of civil and structural engineering or any other equivalent courses of study.

Prerequisite for participation, in addition to adequate English skills, are the submission of a meaningful motivation letter and an abstract with respect to current personal scientific activity which mediates the interest or the ability to enhance the project theme.

Course aim

The course content at a glance

In our two week intensive course »Forecast Engineering«, you will focus on the proficient handling of complex engineering tasks, using modern tools and finding their scientific positioning in existing interdisciplinary projects. A comprehensive grasp of special topics in civil engineering as well as the development of solutions by using modern methods and tools are some of the core aims of this course.

Credits info

3 EC
After successful completion of the language course, you will receive a certificate of participation issued by the Bauhaus Summer School. I

Participants earn 3 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the two-week course. In order to receive credit points, t is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons and to fulfil the required tasks. It is possible to receive 2 extra credit points (ECTS) for the course if you book an additional module.

Prior to your participation, it is essential that you clarify whether your home university will recognise the foreign credits you intend to earn.

If you would like to receive a grade, you must discuss this with the teacher at the beginning of the course! The fulfilment of additional tasks may be necessary.

Fee info

EUR 890: 2 weeks (90 hrs)

The course fee is 890 EUR.
EUR 690: 690 EURO for students & alumni.
350 EURO for BUW students.

The course fee includes:

- Orientation & Support
- Programme according to description
- Teaching materials
- Bauhaus Summer School ID card
- Daily Lunch at the University Cafeteria (Monday - Friday)
- Certificate
- Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
- Free use of library
- Accompanying programme including excursions
- Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar

The course fee does NOT include:

- Travel costs
- Accommodation
- Insurance
- Additional module(s) (190 €)


If your university is a partner of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the Erasmus network, the travel and accommodation costs of the participants can be covered by the International Office of their home university.

Please contact us for more information