Aachen, Germany

Innovative Technologies in Automotive Engineering

when 23 June 2024 - 13 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 2150

In this Summer School, you explore the fundamentals of automotive engineering, mobile propulsion and 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! Deadline extended, starting from April 10, 2024.

Early Bird Discount: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 335 EUR of the program fee!

Friends & Peers Discount: Convince a friend to participate with you and you both get 500 EUR off the program fee!

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

Enjoy the benefits of our exclusive industry partner!

If you aspire to see how future-oriented technologies are already being implemented in practice, then this course is the right place for you!

Our partner DAF Trucks N.V. invites you to their headquarters to showcase their latest innovations and alternative propulsion systems!

Credits info

4 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 2150: Tuition fees
EUR 1200: 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 (room shared with one other participant)
- 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