Germany, Weimar

Forecast Engineering

when 20 August 2017 - 1 September 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 700

The design of engineering structures takes place today and in the past on the basis of static calculations. The consideration of uncertainties in the model quality becomes more and more important with the development of new construction methods and design requirements. In addition to the traditional forced-based approaches, experiences and observations about the deformation behavior of components and the overall structure under different exposure conditions allow the introduction of novel detection and evaluation criteria.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar presents special topics of Structural Engineering to highlight the broad spectrum of civil engineering in the field of modeling and simulation. The expected outputs of the summer course are to enable the participating students to deal with advanced methods in model validation and simulation and its practical application, as well as the exchange of ideas between the participating students.

Through a challenging and demanding series of lectures, as well as seminars and project work, presented with a state-of-the-art information and communication technology, this project seeks to impart knowledge and to combine research with a practical context.

This comprehensive summer school at graduate level will introduce selected students to six course topics and related projects. To enable participants to understand and use the presented concepts in their further professional career a main part of the summer school is devoted to interdisciplinary project work.

Discussions and the exchange of ideas with professors, research associates and other participants during and after classes will enhance the personal experience and bring best benefits to all participants. In addition, we offer excursions to building-sites and leading companies as well as a programme of cultural events.

Course leader

Dr.-Ing. Lars Abrahamczyk

Target group

M.Sc. / PhD / graduates in the fields of civil engineering.

Prerequisite for participation in addition to adequate English skills, are the submission of a meaningful motivation letter and an abstract with respect to current personal scientific activity which mediates the interest or the ability to edit the project themes.

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks (90 hrs)

The course fee is 700 EUR


The course fee includes:

• Orientation Day
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: 2 weeks (90 hrs)

The course fee for students and alumni is 500 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation Day
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar