Aachen, Germany

Automotive and Mobility Studies

when 14 June 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 3750

The Summer School is all about modern automotive technologies. It covers the fundamentals of automotive engineering and mobile propulsion and explores modern automotive technologies, such as alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems and automated driving. The topic automated driving features a case study and different types of power engines can be experienced in a kart event.

Course leader

The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) conduct the academic content.

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, Physics, Fluids, Energy Conversion Machines, Thermodynamics, Automotive Engineering.

Course aim

I. Academic Content
The Summer School is all about modern automotive technologies. It covers the fundamentals of automotive engineering and mobile propulsion and explores modern automotive technologies, such as alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems and automated driving. The topic automated driving features a case study and different types of power engines can be experienced in a kart event.

II. German Language and Culture
Summer School students gain insight not only into the student life in the beautiful city of Aachen but also into the rich and vibrant German culture and history. Through the university’s “Summer Mentor” program, international students have the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant student community at RWTH Aachen University. Participants will get to know Aachen from a true student’s perspective: They learn more about academic and cultural practices in Germany with the support of their German “Mentor” who is typically a student enrolled at RWTH Aachen University and can so offer first-hand experiences in and around the campus, painting an authentic picture of university life.

III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!
RWTH International Academy offers an extensive support program next to the academic courses in which participants meet like-minded people from around the world. All students from our different Summer School programs are invited to take part in sporting or dancing events, cooking nights and get-togethers. There is a wide offer of intercultural activities and excursions in and around Aachen –enjoy your stay!

Being in the heart of Europe, Summer School students will also have the opportunity to explore Aachen’s surrounding area – be it other German cities close-by such as the former German capital Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne or enjoy the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Credits info

4 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 many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Advisor!

Fee info

EUR 3750: The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast and lunch on weekdays, 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!