Aachen, Germany

Automotive Engineering and Future Mobility

when 4 June 2023 - 1 July 2023
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 3750

You get the chance to explore the fundamentals of automotive engineering, learn about mobile propulsion, and understand
modern automotive technologies. On the one hand, you debate alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems. On the other hand, you 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

Registrations are open now! Apply before April 1!

Course leader

The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and the Chair of Thermodynamics of Mobile Energy Conversion Systems (tme) 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.

No English certificate is required. Our courses are all in English and therefore a proficient knowledge of English is important.

Course aim

Study modern automotive technologies and longitudinal dynamics and see how driving resistances and brake systems work

Consider automated driving in its legal, social and economic context and see how a student racing team builds their cars

Succeed in a case study by building a self-driving miniature car

Credits info

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

2-week programs | about 75 hours
3-week programs | about 100 hours
4-week programs | about 120 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