Germany, Aachen

Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1800

Product innovation is the creation and subsequent introduction of a product that is either new, or an improved version of previous product. With each product version, innovative development, the internal structure of modern products increase in complexity. As product development evolve, research and engineering efforts for the subsequent generation of products also grows in complexity. In order to keep up with this cycle, engineering teams are forced to supplement conventional mechanical approaches to problem solving with newer electronic and software-based approaches. This complex intermeshing of disciplines requires profound technical expertise. Mechatronics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary subject combining three engineering fields: mechanical, electrical and software engineering.
•Fundamentals of Machine Elements in Mechanical Design
•Computer-Aided Design
•Systems Layout and Components in Electrical Power Drives
•Micro-Controller Programming
•Vehicle Concepts and Passenger Safety for Individual Mobility Concepts
•Materials and Production Processes for Individual Mobility Concepts
•Computer-Aided Simulation of Technical Structures and Human Bodies

This highly integrated approach creates smart, inventive and evermore efficient solutions for a wide range of high-tech engineering problems.

Course leader

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center and the Institute for Engineering Design (IKT) of the RWTH Aachen University 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

Course aim

In this summer school you will have an introduction in the demanding topics of generating product innovations. You will get introduced into the aspects of mechanical engineering to create and engineer cutting-edge innovative products.

Fee info

EUR 1800: 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!