Aachen, Germany

Energy Performance of Buildings & Districts

when 11 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1990

In this Summer School, you explore the energy efficiency of buildings on a micro-level, and consider districts on a macro-level. You learn about building performance simulation and methods for energy supply of buildings. Dive deeper into energy trading and power plant management.

You master the fundamentals of modeling and simulation to carry out dynamic building simulations. Apply your knowledge in a practical manner: Work on a case study featuring energy efficient technology. Succeed in a business simulation game on energy trading and power plant management.

This course is highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork. Get an insight into Energy Performance of Buildings & Districts with the following hands-on topics:

✓ Lectures & tutorials
✓ Exercises
✓ Dynamic building simulations
✓ Plant operation simulations
✓ Micro- and macro level understanding
✓ Intercultural exchange & social events

No more registrations possible! Registrations for next year are possible as of November 01,2022.

Course leader

The academic content of this Summer School is led by the Institute of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building of RWTH Aachen University and is supported by two visiting professors of TH Bingen.

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
- in your Bachelor's, Master's, in between or recently graduated
- are proficient in the English language

Desirable is basic understanding of power generation and power systems, electrochemical systems or electricity systems and its components.

Please note: Interested students should be studying electrical engineering and show strong interests in sustainable technology, especially in the context of energy and buildings. Basic skills in any discipline with a strong focus on energy are beneficial.

We don’t require an English language proficiency test. However, we recommend a self-evaluation of your English language level according to one of the following scores to make sure that you are able to follow the lessons:

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

Course aim

In this Summer School program, you will explore sustainable energy technologies, especially in the context of buildings. As a participant, you will learn about building performance simulation and methods for energy supply of buildings as well as energy trading and power plant management. The classes cover fundamentals of modelling and simulation to carry out dynamic building simulations. Furthermore, a case study featuring energy efficient technology and a business simulation game featuring energy trading and power plant management enable students to apply their knowledge in a practical manner. Overall, you will reach an understanding of energy efficiency for buildings on a micro-level, and you will also be able to consider connections on a macro-level.

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Credits info

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

2-week programs | about 60 hours
3-week programs | about 90 hours
4-week programs | about 120 hours
1 ECTS credit can be awarded per 30 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 1990: 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

Scholarships

Our team is glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected on-campus Summer School programs every year. Check out our website for details and see if you are a scholarship candidate.