21 August 2020
Production Technology meets Industry 4.0 Summer School
Industry 4.0 is an initiative by the German government which started in 2011 in order to push on the integration of production with information and communication technologies. In this context, digitization, automation, human-machine interaction as well as better networked production systems play an important role.
The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and the RWTH Cluster of Excellence „Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries“ to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.
The RWTH Cluster of Excellence „Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries“ is responsible for the academic content of the “Production Technology meets Industry 4.0 Summer School” and conducts the program’s lectures, tutorials and laborat.
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.
An English language proficiency test is recommended.
Since the program is taught in English you need to bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.
The program is based on the following pillars:
I. Excellent Science and Research in Production Technology
Students will be exposed to such topics as modern factory planning, the digital supply chain, mobile robots for flexible intralogistics, additive manufacturing (3D printing), assembly robotics, and the ergonomic design of human-machine interaction.
II. German Language and Culture
Through the university’s “BeBuddy” 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 “Buddy” who is typically a student enrolled at the 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!
The 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 with students from various international Master’s programs. 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 the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
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)
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!
EUR 2990: The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, 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!