Due to variable product families and constantly decreasing product life cycles, previous methods to implement machines, facilities and processes and operating machines cease to be economic. Rather, an increased front-loading – meaning a deferral of efforts into engineering – must take place in the future. Fortification of digital assembly groups with metadata, virtual figures of facilities and machines as well as methods of simultaneous process protection bear great potential. By means of a continuously available digital chain of planning, new variants can be produced both efficiently and economically.

This course serves as an introduction to technical requirements and challenges for the digitalisation of production, providing technical and engineering-based approaches and concepts for implementation.

Target Group

This certificate course is designed for mechanical or electrical engineers (at least bachelor level) who are

  • fluent in English
  • actively participating by contributing experiences from their daily work

Why choose this course?

  • Due to the learning infrastructure of the course (like practical units in laboratories) the qualification achieved is highly relevant for practical work.
  • Up-to-date contents due to the interlocking of research and continuing education
  • High quality training course, led by professors from the RWTH Aachen University and chief engineers
Learning Objectives
Course Contents


Study format:
certificate course
5 days
mechanical or electrical engineers (at least bachelor level)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Brecher; Dipl.-Ing. Markus Obdenbusch, Chief Engineer
Credit points:
Course fees:
3,600 €
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