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Automation & Simulation Summer School

RWTH International Academy
Length: 3 weeks
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Summer / Short Course
Study allowances: Yes
Location: Aachen
Language: English, German
Start date: 09 July 2018
Price: 2,800 EUR

Program Description

Automation & simulation summer school in Germany

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to cutting-edge computer technology and methods used in mechanical engineering. The program offers an overview of numerical methods used to solve engineering problems, as well as an introduction to calculation and simulation techniques in production.

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.

The program is based on the following pillars:

  1. Excellent Science and Research in Automation and Simulation
    Students will be exposed to such topics as the modelling of Physical Problems using Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Finite Element Methods and Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations.
  2. German Language and Culture
    The Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University provides an intensive German language course of 6 hours per week. The experienced German teachers take great care of the international students and convey not only German language skills but also a sense of German 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.
  3. 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.

Admission requirements

This Automation and Simulation Summer School is designed for undergraduate students who have a strong command of the English language and are interested in mechanical engineering and computer technology. You should thus have basic knowledge in the fields of:

You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, you have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field.  Desirable is the completion of the first year and basic knowledge in the following areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Materials Science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Computer Science/Programming Techniques
  • Machine Drawing/Machine Elements
  • Modelling

*Please note: 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.

Required Documents:

  • Your cover letter (stating your motivation for applying to the program, further study plans, and career goals)
  • Your curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Your academic records (transcript of records)
  • Additional documents to support your application (certificates)
  • A color photo of yourself


Degree & diploma

Upon successful completion of the Automation and Simulation Summer School, you will receive an official certificate from RWTH Aachen University in Germany stating the scope and content of the summer program and their performance.

Credits / Workloads:
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 much credit is awarded. For details, speak to your Study Abroad Advisor!

Tuition & fees

The tuition fee for the Automation & Simulation summer program is EUR 2.800.

The course fees contain an 'all-inclusive' package:

  • lectures and laboratory courses
  • excursions and social events,
  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events
  • a local public transport ticket for the respective time.

*Please note: Not included are particular travel expenses to and from Aachen.

A documentation of a health insurance policy for your stay in Germany is required. Participants have to provide their own meals on weekends and in the evening and have a personal budget for their individual needs.

For this Summer School, there are a few scholarship opportunities available for highly qualified international students.

Apply by 1 March and you can receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission.

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Aachen, Germany

Ranked 8th among cities in Germany, Aachen is the westernmost town in the country, located along the borders of the Netherlands and Belgium just 65km west of Cologne. Since Roman times, the hot sulfur springs in Aachen have been channeled into baths, making it renowned for being a spa town. Aachen was also the place of coronation of the Kings of Germany, and the favored residence of Charlemagne. This...

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