27 July 2018
Automation & Simulation Summer School
In this summer school, students receive an introduction to cutting edge computer technology and methods used in mechanical engineering. This program offers an overview of numerical methods used to solve engineering problems, as well as an introduction to calculation and simulation techniques in production. Students will be exposed to such topics as the modeling of physical problems using Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Finite Element Methods and Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations.
The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) and the Language Center (Sprachenzentrum) of the RWTH Aachen University are responsible for the academic content of the “Automation and Simulation Summer School” and conduct the programme’s lectures, tutorials and
You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field.
Desirable is the completion of the first year and basic knowledge in the following areas: Mathematics, Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Computer Science/Programming Techniques, Machine Drawing/Machine Elements, Modelling.
The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.
An English language proficiency test is recommended.
Since the programme is taught in English you need to bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.
The programme is based on the following pillars:
I. Excellent Science and Research in Automation and Simulation
Students will be exposed to such topics as the modelling of Physical Problems using Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Finite Element Methods and Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations.
II. German Language and Culture
The Language Centre of the RWTH Aachen University provides an intensive German language course of 6 hours per week. The experienced German teachers take great care of the international students and convey not only German language skills but also a sense of German culture.
III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!
All students attend an extensive leisure time programme during their stay. They will experience German culture hands-on through German cultural events, excursions to cities nearby, sporting events, get-togethers with students from various international Master’s programmes, intercultural events, an intercultural workshop, and a lot more – enjoy your stay!
2, 3 or 4 ECTS credits according to the workload (about 60 hours / 2 weeks, about 90 hours / 3 weeks and about 120 hours / 4 weeks)
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how much credit is awarded. For details, speak to your Study Abroad Advisor!
EUR 2800: The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events and a public transport ticket for the respective time.
Early Bird Discount: complete your application until 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees - in case of admission!