Germany, Aachen

Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering

when 22 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 1990

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to established and cutting-edge methods and processes of product innovation and development design methodology and product lifecycle management.
Theory taught in the lecture will be applied in hands-on workshops featuring the analysis and improvement of a real life product. Students will learn how to carry out market research, identify and evaluate requirements, set up functions and their structures and to derive and vary concepts for product innovations. These concepts will be transferred into a suitable embodiment design using conventional and agile methods including rapid prototyping technologies.

Course leader

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office and the Institute for Engineering Design (ikt) of the RWTH Aachen University to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.

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.

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 "Systematic Product Innovation" Summer School is conceptualized and conducted by the Institute for Engineering Design (ikt) of the RWTH Aachen University. Within this intense two-week programme students not only get insight to established and cutting-edge methods and processes of product innovation and development but also gain relevant experience in hands-on workshops featuring the analysis and improvement of a real life product. Students learn to carry out market research, identify and evaluate requirements, set up functions and their structures and to derive and vary concepts for product innovations. These concepts will be transferred into a suitable embodiment design using conventional and agile methods including rapid prototyping technologies.

Credits info

2 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 1990: 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!