25 August 2017
Production Technology meets Industry 4.0 Summer School
In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to new production technologies in connection with Industry 4.0.
Industry 4.0 is an initiative by the German government which started in 2011 in order to push on the integration of production with information and communication technologies. In this context, digitization, automation, human-machine interaction as well as better networked production systems play an important role.
The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and the RWTH Cluster of Excellence „Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries“ to offer a perfect mix 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.
Please note: The minimum age to participate is 18 years.
The programme is based on the following pillars:
I. Excellent Science and Research in Production Technology
Students will be exposed to such topics as modern factory planning, the digital supply chain, mobile robots for flexible intralogistics, additive manufacturing (3D printing), assembly robotics, and the ergonomic design of human-machine interaction.
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.
2 or 3 ECTS credits according to the workload (about 60 hours/ 2 weeks and about 90 hours/ 3 weeks)
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how much credit is awarded. For details, speak to your Study Abroad Advisor!
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!
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!