Germany, Aachen

Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

when 1 August 2021 - 22 August 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 2990

The Summer School provides students with an overview of RWTH Aachen’s research concerning Industry 4.0. Headed by the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production” of RWTH, actual research topics ranging from automation to information technology, materials science, production technology, smart decision support as well as smart factory are explored, enabling students to acquire a better understanding of the potentials and risks of Industry 4.0. Practical examples are presented in case studies and use cases from different fields of production technology.

Course leader

The Summer School is headed by the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production” and supported by numerous institutes, including the WZL, IGMR, VR Group, Cybernetics Lab, IAW, DAP/Fraunhofer ILT, IKV, IBF, ITA and IEHK.

Target group

✓ B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university
✓ Studying mechanical engineering or a related field
✓ Minimum age to participate is 18
✓ Minimum English language proficiency equivalent to:

TOEFL ibt : 72 points
IELTS: 5.5 band score
TOEIC: 785 points
Cambridge: FCE, Grade C
CEFR = B2

Course aim

I. Academic Content
The Summer School provides students with an overview of RWTH Aachen’s research concerning Industry 4.0. Headed by the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production” of RWTH, actual research topics ranging from automation to information technology, materials science, production technology, smart decision support as well as smart factory are explored, enabling students to acquire a better understanding of the potentials and risks of Industry 4.0. Practical examples are presented in case studies and use cases from different fields of production technology.

II. German Language and Culture
Summer School students gain insight not only into the student life in the beautiful city of Aachen but also into the rich and vibrant German culture and history. Through the university’s “Summer Mentor” 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 “Mentor” who is typically a student enrolled at 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!
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. 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 enjoy the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Credits info

3 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 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!