Aachen, Germany

Automation & Simulation

when 11 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 2990

In this Summer School you learn all about fundamentals in automation and simulation. The topic simulation features various exercises in a computer lab. You solve real world problems by applying software and acquire a solid understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering.

During a lab tour, you gain an insight into the institute's research approaches. In the automation part, you discuss modern automated production systems, covering all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation.

The courses are highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

✓ Lectures & tutorials⁠
✓ Project work in a computer lab
✓ Calculations
✓ Lab tour
✓ Try and test methods
✓ Intercultural exchange & social events

No more registrations possible! Registrations for next year are possible as of November 01,2022.

Course leader

The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) and a visiting scholar with whom the institute has been cooperating successfully for many years are responsible for the academic content.

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
- in your Bachelor's, Master's, in between or recently graduated
- are proficient in the English language

Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas: Mathematics, Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Computer Science/Programming Techniques, Machine Drawing/Machine Elements or Modelling.

We don’t require an English language proficiency test. However, we recommend a self-evaluation of your English language level according to one of the following scores to make sure that you are able to follow the lessons:

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

Course aim

This Summer School program covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. The topic of simulation features various exercises in a computer lab. As a student, you will solve real-world problems by applying software commonly used in industry and thus acquire a better understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering. Since you will be working in labs, you will gain an insight into the research approaches of the institute. The topic of automation will provide you with an overview of modern automated production systems and computer-integrated manufacturing with an introduction to the smart infrastructures that lead to the transformation to Industry 4.0. This course covers all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation and the ways in which these technologies are used to construct modern manufacturing systems. Application examples are integrated throughout the lectures in order to give participants practical insight.

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Credits info

3 EC
Have a look at the workload of our Short Courses:
(1 hour = 45 minutes)

2-week programs | about 60 hours
3-week programs | about 90 hours
4-week programs | about 120 hours
1 ECTS credit can be awarded per 30 hours

Please note: All Short Courses are full time programs! Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Adviser.

Fee info

EUR 2990: With our all-inclusive package we provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. The program fees of each on-campus program contain for example:

- Accommodation (usually 3-or 4-bed rooms)
- Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
- A local public transportation ticket
- Broad supporting program
- Personal support from local mentors
- Emergency contact
- Certificate from RWTH Aachen University


Our team is glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected on-campus Summer School programs every year. Check out our website for details and see if you are a scholarship candidate.