Summer School | Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

Explore fundamental areas of Industry 4.0 and acquire a better understanding of current and future requirements in production technology. The German government promotes the integration of industrial production with information and communication technologies. Therefore, you learn about Internet of Things and Internet of Production, discuss the role of robotics in automation and consider aspects of human-machine interaction.

By considering different aspects of artificial intelligence, you understand the complexity of data mining and data visualization, develop innovative ideas with lean principles and analyze the concept of smart factory.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: July 30 - August 19, 2023
On campus
Credit Points:
4 ECTS (about 100 hours)
Course fees:
2,990 €
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

Early Bird Discount: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 10% of the program fee!

Friends & Peers Discount: Convince a friend to participate with you and you both get 15% off the program fee!

Optimize production by considering materials, AI and smart factory concepts

This Summer School is headed by the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production“. Currently important research topics are discussed from 15 different viewpoints.

  • Experience the production chain with real-life machines
  • Learn how to plan the layout of modern factories
  • Gain valuable insights into Industry 4.0 technologies to improve human-machine interaction and succeed in future work places
  • Understand artificial intelligence, big data and data mining
  • Visit the „Smart Automation Lab“ to see robots in action
  • Work with various materials and lightweight design

Internet of Production and IoT in Industry 4.0

Automation and Robotics

Smart Factory

IT: CPS, IoT & Data Visualization and Data Mining

Artificial Intelligence

Material Science

Production Technology

Smart Decision Support

Benefit from excellent teaching of RWTH Aachen University

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insights into German engineering, management, and innovation at RWTH Aachen University – one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Benefit from high-value academic content, excellent hands-on classes and a strong network of industry partners.

What makes RWTH Summer Schools special?

Excellent learning environment

Through the variety of lectures, tutorials, case studies, and lab work RWTH pursues an integrated learning approach, in which students are the active drivers of knowledge discovery and application.

Academic and social supporting program

Get in touch with both research and industry at institute, lab and company visits. Besides that, enjoy city trips, sing karaoke, and have a BBQ with the other interational students your age.

Comfortable stay in the historic city of Aachen

Benefit from an all-around comfortable stay. Besides the course, your accommodation, transportation ticket and catering is included so that you can fully focus on learning and enjoying your time.

Official RWTH certificate with credit points

Stand out in the global job market and boost your career with a certificate from one of the most highly recognized technical universities in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

Are you interested in Production Technology meets Industry 4.0?

Every year we welcome students from all over the world. You can become part of our international student community if you are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • in your Bachelor's, Master's, in between or recently graduated
  • proficient in the English language

It is beneficial if your study degree is related to this program.

No previous knowledge is needed for this course. The content is taught starting from the basics.

What's in for you?

  • 3 weeks RWTH classes
  • Supporting program with social activities
  • Comfortable stay including accommodation & meals
  • RWTH Certificate with 4 Credit Points (ECTS)
  • Highly international environment

Regular fee: 2,990 €

Friends & Peers: 2,540 €

Early Birds: 2,690 €

50% Scholarships available for highly qualified students - Only until March 15!

Students enrolled at a university located in one of the listed countries are eligible for a scholarship worth 1,495 €. Check out the conditions here.

Further Information & Downloads

If you want to learn more about all relevant processes and check our scholarship opportunities, make sure to read through our formalities page. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to get in touch with us via email.

The summer school program offers a great opportunity to gain insights on the engineering industry in Germany and to learn more about the trends in engineering industry. It was a great chance for me to meet incredible people from different parts of the world and also enriched my cultural experience.

Annabell Lee, China | Summer School - Production Technology meets Industry 4.0