Bochum, Germany

Smart & Sustainable Buildings

when 28 July 2024 - 10 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1480

Are you eager to explore and experience the future of building? Are you looking for an academic program that combines top-level teaching, practical excercises and the experience of immersing yourself in university life in Germany? Then this Summer School is just for you.

Carried out at one of the largest public research universities in Germany, the Ruhr University Bochum, this program will enable you to dive into current issues and technologies related to sustainable building as they are being researched and implemented in Germany and around the world. A variety of lectures from leading experts will provide you with an up-to-date and scientificly sound insight into the topics that determine the future of building. Benefit from a combination of academic discussion as well as hands-on experience as you get to see latest technology in action while immersing yourself in cultural life in Germany’s largest urban area.

Course leader

Learn from experts in the field including professors from the Ruhr- University Bochum, EUREF and other leading experts in the Ruhr area.

Target group

At least 18 years of age
Proficient in the English Language
Currently in your Bachelor´s, Masters´s, in between or recently graduated

Course aim

Smart and sustainable buildings epitomize an innovative construction paradigm, seamlesslyblending technology and eco-conscious design. Integrating smart sensors, automation, and data analytics optimizes energy efficiency and indoor climate control. These structures prioritize environmental responsibility by incorporating eco-friendly materials and renewable energy sources, leading to reduced operational costs. With a focus on occupant well-being, smart and sustainable buildings redefine living and working spaces, creating healthier environments. This transformative approach sets new standards for construction,aligning technological advancements with a commitment to ecological sustainability in urban development.

This course will enable you to gain insight into a variety of topics related to smart building and the advanced technologies needed to implement best practices.

Key Topics

- Introduction to BIM
- Introduction to Sustainability consulting
- Excursion to sustainable building site
- Smart Design with parametric Modeling and Simulation
- Computational Mechanics of Buildings
- Energy Consulting and Building energy certifcates in Europe
- Renewable Energies and Efficiency Techologies
- Sustainability in aviation
- Intercultural training

Credits info

3 EC
** Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 1480: -All theoretical insights, interactive sessions and excursions on week days
-Germany Transportation ticket (Deutschland Ticket)
-Two Social evenings
-Certificate of Completion from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)

- Hostel/ Hotel Room ( 2, 3, or 4- bed rooms) for a total 13 nights. (Sunday July 28 until Saturday August 10, 2024)
- Two meals a day from Monday thru Friday (Breakfast + Lunch)

Simply take care of your flight, insurance, and visa arrangements, and leave the rest to us for a hassle-free and immersive learning journey.

An early bird discount of 100€ applies for those you register by May 1, 2024.


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