Germany, Aachen

Automotive and Mobility Studies Summer School

when 3 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 3750

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to modern automotive technologies, concepts of mobility, and their grid integration within traffic and city planning.

The programme offers an overview of alternatives to combustion engines, with a look at concepts of future vehicle power trains, including structures of alternative power trains. It also covers alternative fuels, such as alcohol, natural gas and hydrogen, as well as their properties and production. Other topics include fuel cells, electric drives, energy carriers and storage and torque and energy converters.

Course leader

The Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika), the Institute of Urban Engineering (ISB), and the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) of the RWTH Aachen University are responsible for the academic content of the "Automotive and Mob

Target group

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

The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.

Please note:

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.

Course aim

The programme is based on the following pillars:

1. All courses are conceptualised and taught by the individual RWTH Aachen University institute that conducts the lectures and laboratory courses. All the institutes we work with are characterised by their interdisciplinary and innovative approach.

2. The city of Aachen is located in the heart of Europe. Just a few kilometres from the city centre is the “Border Triangle” where the frontiers of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet. Aachen is a safe, open-minded, multi-cultural and picturesque student city.

3. The student community in Aachen is very international. During the winter term 2015/16, 7,904 international students were studying at RWTH Aachen University, this is 18.1 % of all students.

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!