Aachen, Germany

Automation & Simulation

online course
when 12 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1794

The Summer School covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. The topic simulation features various exercises in a virtual computer lab. As a student, you solve real world problems by applying software commonly used in industry and thus acquire a better understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering. Video material shows a lab tour on Campus in Aachen, so that you gain an insight into the institute's research approaches. The topic automation provides you with an overview of modern automated production systems, covering all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation.
✓ highly mixed/international group
✓ online lectures & tutorials
✓ group work & self study
✓ intercultural exchange
✓ virtual social events
✓ full online experience
✓ RWTH certificate

Course leader

The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) conducts the academic content. The simulation part covers two weeks of lectures and extensive project work whereas the automation part covers one week of lectures.

Target group

✓ B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university
✓ Studying mechanical engineering or a related field
✓ Minimum age to participate is 18
✓ Minimum English language proficiency equivalent to:

TOEFL ibt : 72 points
IELTS: 5.5 band score
TOEIC: 785 points
Cambridge: FCE, Grade C
CEFR = B2

Please note:
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.

Course aim

The Online Course is divided into lectures on simulation (2/3 of the content) and automation (1/3):

The topic simulation features various exercises in a virtual computer lab. You solve real world problems using industry standard and open source software. Thus, as a participant you acquire a better understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering. Take part in a virtual lab tour of the institute in Aachen in order to gain an insight into current research approaches. The topic automation provides you with an overview of modern automated production systems, covering all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation. As a result, in this Online Course you try, test and acquire methods used in mechanical engineering which enables you to better use your skill set in the interdisciplinary engineering world.

Credits info

3 EC
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)

Please note:
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how much credit is awarded. For details, speak to your Study Abroad Advisor!

Fee info

EUR 1794: Early Bird Discount: complete your application until 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees - in case of admission!