The teaching is divided into an engineering part and a German language part. The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) and a visiting scholar and longstanding friend of the IAM are responsible for the automation and simulation classes. The Language Center of RWTH Aachen University is conducting the language classes.
Academic Content & Certificates
The Summer School's engineering part is divided into automation and simulation lectures. In the language part, students learn about German language and culture.
The Summer School covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. In hands-on exercises and computer lab lectures, students solve real world problems using industry standard and open source software. As a result, methods used in mechanical engineering are tried, tested and acquired, enabling students to better use their skill set in the interdisciplinary engineering world.
German Language Classes
Our German language classes equip students with the necessary language skills to cope with everyday situations at RWTH Aachen University and its surroundings. Depending on the students’ German language level, the learning objectives are as follows:
Level A1: At the end of the course, students will be able to introduce themselves and others, greet others, communicate in everyday situations at the university, at work, in restaurants and so on, talk about cities and places of interest, make appointments, talk about their day and ask for information.
Level A2 and higher: At the end of the course, students will be able to find their way in and around Aachen, communicate successfully and use typical expressions in everyday situations at the university, at work, in restaurants and so on, make inquiries and provide information, talk about personal interests and goals as well as talk about everyday life and culture in Germany.
At the end of the program, students will take part in a written final exam or final presentation over the course. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Executive Certificate from RWTH Aachen University stating your final grade of the course.
Certificate and Workload
At the end of the Summer School program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation together with a Certificate Supplement from RWTH Aachen University, stating the workload and the academic content of the Summer School.
Upon successful completion of the Summer School, you will furthermore receive an Executive Certificate and a Certificate of Performance from RWTH Aachen University, stating the final grade.
Have a look here at the workload of our Summer Schools:
|about 60 hours||2 ECTS credits can be awarded|
|about 90 hours||3 ECTS credits can be awarded|
|about 120 hours||4 ECTS credits can be awarded|
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Adviser!