• Get ready for your Short Course 2023!

    Expand you professional skills, learn about German culture, industry and travel around Europe.
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  • Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering

    Design, develop and prototype a user-centered product with your team!

  • Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Applications

    Deep Learning, Python and various other topics related to Industry 4.0!

  • Automation and Simulation

    Solve computing assignments and apply your skills in a project!

  • Automotive Engineering and Future Mobility

    Build the best self-driving miniature car and win the competition!

  • Energy Performance of Buildings and Districts

    Simulate a campus building and optimize its energy performance!

  • Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

    Optimize production by considering materials, AI and smart factory concepts!

  • Robotics, Communication Networks and Innovation

    Build a robot with your teammates and win our contest!

  • Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

    Learn how to program robots for multiple purposes!

  • Smart Electrical Power Systems

    Use measurements and monitoring for laboratory exercises!

  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics

    Have fun in a role play that simulates a real-world supply chain!

Short Courses at RWTH International Academy

Broaden your horizon and boost your career

In our Short Courses you take practical classes together with renowned professors, get to know German industry & institutions and expand your skills with hands-on case studies. We offer a wide range of social events for you to experience an unforgettable time full of cultural and fun activities – even in our Online Courses.

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Your benefits of participating in the RWTH Short Courses

Taking one of our Short Courses is the perfect way to expand you professional skills, learn about German culture, industry and travel around Europe! As a participant you develop practical ideas together with renowned professors, get to know future workplaces in Germany and expand your skills with hands-on case studies.

  • Gain valuable skills and deepen your knowledge in a specific field of your choice
  • Learn from top academics and professionals
  • Join interactive lectures, exercises, Q&As and discussions
  • Experience the excellent educational environment of RWTH Aachen University
  • Learn through a practical exploration of your favorite topics with case studies, lab work and experiments
  • Be awarded with a valuable RWTH certificate for your CV
  • Stand out in the global job market

Upgrade your skills for your professional career

RWTH International Academy

RWTH Aachen University is top-ranked and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content and excellent lectures. Our state-of-the-art classes provide hands-on approaches to technical issues, no matter if the class takes place on campus in Aachen or if you develop ideas and solve exercises at home via video lectures. Upon successful completion of a Short Course, you will receive an RWTH certificate stating your final grade and official ECTS points.

Check out how to participate in the RWTH Short Courses

The registration period for our Short Courses starts in autumn. Remember to sign up well in advance to benefit from our Early Bird discount and allow enough time for the admission procedures, travel preparations and getting to know our digital learning tools. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Student's Profile

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

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

Further Information & Downloads

Find all information about our programs in the downloads below. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to get in touch with us via email.

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