Summer School | Automation and Simulation

In this Summer School you learn all about fundamentals in automation and simulation. The topic simulation features various exercises in a computer lab. You solve real world problems by applying software and acquire a solid understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering.

During a lab tour, you gain an insight into the institute's research approaches. In the automation part, you discuss modern automated production systems, covering all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation.

No more registrations possible!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: July 11 - 29, 2022
On campus
Credit Points:
3 ECTS (about 90 hours)
Course fees:
2,990 €
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

Solve computing assignments and apply your skills in a project

The courses are highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

  • Lectures & tutorials⁠
  • Project work in a computer lab
  • Calculations
  • Lab tour
  • Try and test methods
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

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 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.

Automation and Simulation: Excursion

Program Outline | Summer School 2022

The Summer School covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. With your classmates, you complete assignments on simulation in a computer lab. You get to solve real world problems by applying software commonly used in industry and thus acquire a better understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering.

Take part in a lab tour on campus in Aachen, where you get to know the institute's research approaches. Regarding automation, you discuss production systems and computer integrated manufacturing. Thus, you receive an overview of cutting-edge technologies of production automation and understand modern automated production systems.

Presentation of a certificate of the RWTH International Academy

Your Lecturers | Summer School 2022

The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) and a visiting scholar with whom the institute has been cooperating successfully for many years are responsible for the academic content.

The simulation part covers two weeks of lectures and project work. The automation part lasts one week and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject.

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 comfortable stay in Aachen

With our all-inclusive package we provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. The program fees of each on-campus program contain for example:

  • Accommodation (usually 3-or 4-bed rooms)
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
  • A local public transportation ticket
  • Broad supporting program
  • Personal support from local mentors
  • Emergency contact
  • Certificate from RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Summer School students

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

To support the academic content of your program, we include a broad supporting program: Get in touch with excellent science and research through our institute, lab and company visits. Expand your network with international students, professors and German industry partners. During your time at RWTH you will not only gain insights into student life in Aachen, but also explore the short routes to other European cities. Become part of a global community and meet friends from all over the world.

No more registrations possible! Registrations for next year are possible as of November 01,2022.

Are you interested in our Summer School?

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 3 Credit Points (ECTS) for your outstanding effort. Besides, as a participant you create unforgettable memories.

Check out the requirements to participate

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

Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas: Mathematics, Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Computer Science/Programming Techniques, Machine Drawing/Machine Elements or Modelling.

The four weeks I spent in Aachen were great. Not only did I learn a lot regarding automation and simulation but I also gained a better understanding about other cultures from all over the world. It was an amazing experience meeting so many different people and sharing different cultures with each other. I am grateful for this great opportunity and hope I come back to this beautiful place in the future.

Enes Arda, Turkey | Summer School - Automation & Simulation

Detailed Course Topics

This Course provides lectures on simulation (2/3) and automation (1/3):



Further Information & Downloads

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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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