Automotive and Mobility Studies

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to modern automotive technologies, concepts of mobility, and their grid integration within traffic and city planning.

The programme offers an overview of alternatives to combustion engines, with a look at concepts of future vehicle power trains, including structures of alternative power trains. It also covers alternative fuels, such as alcohol, natural gas and hydrogen, as well as their properties and production. Other topics include fuel cells, electric drives, energy carriers and storage and torque and energy converters.

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the ika, the Institute for Automotive Engineering, the ISB, the Institute of Urban Engineering and Urban Transport, and the ISEA, the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.



Study format:
Summer School
4 weeks (12 June to 07 July, 2017)
90 Teaching Units (Vehicle Energy Demand, Alternative Power Train Structures, Energy Storage Systems in Vehicles)
Course fees:
3600 € (including tuition fees, accommodation, half board, social activities and excursions)
Certificate (containing list of modules, workload and grades for acknowledgement of the ECTS Credits at your home university)


Dr. Alexandra Pereira Martins
Programme Coordinator
RWTH International Academy gGmbH
Kackertstraße 9
52072 Aachen

Tel: +49 241 80-27693