Germany, Aachen

Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 1800

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.

The "Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation" Summer School is educationally conceptualized and conducted by the Institute for Engineering Design (IKT), Institute for Theoretical Information technology (TI) and the Institute of mechanism theory and dynamics of Machines (IGM) of the RWTH Aachen University.

The Institute for Engineering Design focuses especially on computer-aided product design and development - the elementary ingredients for innovation and technology leadership. Within their very interdisciplinary team, the IKT provides a practice-oriented education, which is based on distinct cooperation with international industry partners and application-oriented specific research. For decades, the IKT has been training outstanding engineers in the field of systematic product development as a worldwide recognized institution in the field of design methodology and product lifecycle management. In our four competency groups, research is being done on a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of current, future and industry-related issues.

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. Desirable is the completion of the second year.

The minimum age to participate is 18 years.

Course aim

MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT INNOVATION

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.

The "Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation" Summer School is educationally conceptualized and conducted by the Institute for Engineering Design (IKT), Institute for Theoretical Information technology (TI) and the Institute of mechanism theory and dynamics of Machines (IGM) of the RWTH Aachen University.

The Institute for Engineering Design focuses especially on computer-aided product design and development - the elementary ingredients for innovation and technology leadership. Within their very interdisciplinary team, the IKT provides a practice-oriented education, which is based on distinct cooperation with international industry partners and application-oriented specific research. For decades, the IKT has been training outstanding engineers in the field of systematic product development as a worldwide recognized institution in the field of design methodology and product lifecycle management. In our four competency groups, research is being done on a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of current, future and industry-related issues.

DETAILS
The programme is based on the following pillars:

I. Excellent Science and Research in Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation

Students will get introduced into the aspects of mechanical engineering to create and engineer cutting-edge innovative products. Mechatronics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary subject combining three engineering fields: mechanical, electrical and software engineering. This complex intermeshing of disciplines requires profound technical expertise.

II. German Language and Culture

Through the university’s “BeBuddy” programme, 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.

III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!

The RWTH International Academy offers an extensive support programme next to the academic courses in which participants meet like-minded people from around the world. All students from our different summer school programmes are invited to take part in sporting or dancing events, cooking nights and get-togethers with students from various international Master’s programmes. 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.

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 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!

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!