Summer School | Automation and Simulation

In this Online Course you learn all about fundamentals in automation and simulation. The topic simulation features various exercises in a virtual 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.

Aside from boosting your career, our Summer Schools provide you with an unforgettable opportunity for intercultural exchange. Gain insights into student life at RWTH Aachen University and network with German companies and organizations!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks - July 12 to July 30, 2021
B.Sc./B.E. student, min. age 18 years
Credit Points:
90 Teaching Units
Course fees:
1,794 €

Upgrade your skills & have fun at the same time in our Summer School

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

  • Online lectures & tutorials⁠
  • Project work in a virtual computer lab
  • Calculations
  • Virtual lab tour
  • Try and test methods
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Academic Content | Summer School

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insight into one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence. RWTH Aachen University is top-ranked and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lectures and academic staff cooperations.

Program Outline | Online Course

The Online Course covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. With your classmates, you complete assignments on simulation in a virtual 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.

Video material shows a lab tour on campus in Aachen, so that 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.

Academic Staff | Summer School 2021

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.

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

Experience international academic content, boost your career and have fun at the same time. You benefit from high-value academic content and also experience great social events.

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.

The program fees contain:

  • excellent teaching from RWTH Aachen
  • networking with professors
  • group work & self study
  • virtual social events
  • benefitting from intercultural exchange
  • getting to know the German way of life
  • RWTH Certificate

Application Information | Online Course 2021

Are you ready to level up your studying? Upgrade your skills in one of our Online Courses this summer. Experience excellent academic content, boost your career and enjoy connecting with other participants from all over the world.

Early applications are encouraged. Please plan ahead to allow enough time for admission procedures and getting to know our online learning tools. Attention: We can only accept online applications.

The deadline for 2021 expired. Our application portal for the Short Courses 2022 opens on November 01, 2021.

Applicant's Profile | Online Course 2021

Multiple applications for different programs are possible.
You are welcome to apply if you:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • pursue your higher education
  • completed your 1st/2nd year of studies
  • study a degree related to our program
  • are proficient in the English language

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

We are glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected programs every year. Regarding our Summer Schools in 2022, applications will be accepted from December onwards.

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 2019 - Automation & Simulation

Detailed Topics Academic Content

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



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