Online Course | Agile Innovation

In this Online Course you gain insights into cutting-edge methods and processes of agile product innovation. You make use of virtual product design tools like CAD and implement rapid prototyping strategies.

While analyzing and improving existing real-life products, you learn everything from market research to product life-cycle management. You even get the chance to apply the knowledge in hands-on sessions: Team up, develop and prototype the best customer-oriented solution of all!

Study format:
Short Course | Online Course
2 weeks: Feb 28 - Mar 11, 2022
min. age 18 years
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (about 60 hours)
Course fees:
1,194 €
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

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

This course is highly interactive and contains a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

  • Online lectures & tutorials⁠
  • Development and application of methods
  • Practical examples
  • Team work
  • Implementation of your ideas
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Especially tailored to students from our Japanese partner universities, but open for all students from the Asian area (similar time zones).

Benefit from excellent teaching of RWTH Aachen University

Our Online Courses are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insights into German engineering and management at RWTH Aachen – a top-ranked university and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lecturers and a strong network of industry partners.

Agile Innovation: Students

Program Outline | Online Course 2022

Advancing globalization in an increasingly digital world is posing new challenges for engineers and products likewise. In addition to shortening market cycles and scheduled development times, today there are also increasing factors of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. As a result, product developers are forced to react flexibly to any changes. This course therefore teaches the approach of agile product development. This concept combines the basics of design theory and development methodology with modern agile development methods.

The course intentionally takes a specific product reference in order to enable a practical training of the developers. In addition to the theoretical content, innovative solution concepts are jointly developed on the basis of a real product example. The participants use virtual product development tools and rapid prototyping strategies to iteratively develop customer-oriented solutions in short development sprints.

Presentation of a certificate of the RWTH International Academy

Your Lecturers | Online Course 2022

This program is an exclusive cooperation with University of Wuppertal (BUW) and their experts on Agile Innovation.

The Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering focuses on research areas in Product Innovation, Product Quality and Machine Design.

The contents of the program may change. RWTH International Academy reserves the right to make changes to the organization, the staffing or the running of a program that have no major effect on the overall character of the program.

What's included? Enjoy a full online experience from home

Our Online Courses are highly interactive and will contain a lot of intensive teamwork. 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.

The program fees contain:

  • Excellent teaching from RWTH Aachen
  • Networking with professors
  • Group work & self study
  • Virtual social events
  • Sports: stretching exercises / evening yoga
  • Digital sightseeing tour
  • Benefitting from intercultural exchange
  • Getting to know the German way of life
  • RWTH Certificate
RWTH Online Courses student

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

We've come up with creative ways to include social events - not only in our on-campus Summer Schools, but also in the Online Courses. Therefore, you connect with the other participants, get to know the program managers with whom you can talk about the student life in Aachen, learn about the beautiful city and exchange cultural views and fun facts.

Are you interested in this Online Course 2022?

Level up your skills and upgrade your CV in one of our programs this summer. Make the most out of your freetime and earn an RWTH certificate with 2 Credit Points (ECTS) for your outstanding effort. Besides, as a participant you create unforgettable memories – even at home.

Check out the requirements

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
  • pursue your higher education
    - 1st/2nd year of studies completed
    - degree related to our program
  • are proficient in the English language

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

Especially tailored to students from our Japanese partner universities, but open for all students from the Asian area (similar time zones).

I had a wonderful time in this Online Course. The quality of both the lectures and social events was outstanding. The best part of the lectures was being able to learn about science and technology from the basics to advanced level. Learning about cutting edge technology was a truly valuable experience for me!

Miki Saito, Japan | Online Course 2021

Detailed Topics of this Course

The following topics will be covered:

Product ergonomics and behavior

Design methodology

Sustainable product planning

User centric value

Agile product design

Your live sessions

From Monday to Friday, you meet with our team and your lecturers through Zoom. These sessions are for teaching, group work, expert talks and social events and take place from 9 am to 12 noon German time (UTC+1). Please use a tool like this to calculate the exact time in your part of the world.

In our virtual learning environment, there are also pre-recorded lectures, reading assignments and other tasks to complete whenever it suits you. Together with the live sessions, you'll have around 25-30 hours of workload in each week.

Further Information

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 or check the FAQs.

Any further questions? We are always happy to help you!

The Short Term Programs Team of RWTH International Academy is looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen or in our Online Courses! Should you have any questions about the programs, please get in touch:

Phone: +49 241 80 27804

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