The Winter School provides students with an introduction to new production technologies in connection with Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is an initiative by the German government which promotes the integration of industrial production with information and communication technologies. Students will explore fundamental areas of Industry 4.0 and acquire a better understanding of current and future requirements in production technology. Subjects include but are not limited to the following topics: modern and smart factories, digital supply chains, robotics, networked production systems and human-machine interaction. Throughout the program, students will study the generation of applied and innovative solutions in production technology.
Academic Content & Certificates
The Winter School is headed by the Cybernetics Lab, which is part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University. It is supported by the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics, the Chair for Digital Additive Production/Fraunhofer ILT, the Institute for Industrial Management and the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics.
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 Winter 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 Winter School.
Upon successful completion of the Winter 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 Winter 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!