Germany, Aachen

Automation & Simulation

when 10 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 2800

In this summer school, students receive an introduction to cutting edge computer technology and methods used in mechanical engineering. This program offers an overview of numerical methods used to solve engineering problems, as well as an introduction to calculation and simulation techniques in production. Students will be exposed to such topics as the modeling of physical problems using Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Finite Element Methods and Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations.

Course leader

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.

Target group

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. Desirably 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

An English language proficiency test is recommended but not mandatory. Since the programme is taught in English, we trust that you bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

Course aim

The programme is based on the following pillars:

I. 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.

II. German Language and Culture
The Language Centre 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.

III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!
All students attend an extensive leisure time programme during their stay. They will experience German culture hands-on through German cultural events, excursions to cities nearby, sporting events, get-togethers with students from various international Master’s programmes, intercultural events, an intercultural workshop, and a lot more – enjoy your stay!

Credits info

2 ECTS
2 or 3 ECTS credits according to the workload (about 60 hours/ 2 weeks and about 90 hours/ 3 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!

Fee info

EUR 2800: 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!

Scholarships

For this Summer School, there are a few scholarship opportunities available for highly qualified international students. Female applicants are strongly encouraged!

Please check our website for more information!