Aachen, Germany

Automotive & Mobility Studies

when 13 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 3750

In this Summer School, you explore the fundamentals of automotive engineering, mobile propulsion and modern automotive technologies. You debate alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems, examine automated driving and work on a case study. You even get to meet a student formula team. They present their work on self-built race cars with alternative propulsion systems to you.

Aside from boosting your career, our Summer Schools provide you with an unforgettable opportunity for intercultural exchange. Gain insights into student life at RWTH Aachen University and network with German companies and organisations!

This course is highly interactive and contains a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

✓ Lectures & tutorials
✓ Exercises
✓ Case study
✓ Student racing team
✓ Institute visit & expert talks
✓ Intercultural exchange & social events

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

Course leader

The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) conduct 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
- pursue your higher education (1st/2nd year of studies completed, degree related to our program)
- are proficient in the English language

Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas: Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Fluids, Energy Conversion Machines, Thermodynamics, or Automotive Engineering.

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 is all about modern automotive technologies. It covers the fundamentals of automotive engineering and mobile propulsion, and it explores modern automotive technologies, such as alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems and automated driving. The topic of automated driving features a case study, and different types of power engines can be experienced in a kart event. You will even get to meet a student formula team that will present you with their work on self-built race cars.

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Credits info

4 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 3750: 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