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.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: July 14 - August 3, 2024
On campus
Credit Points:
4 ECTS (about 100 hours)
Course fees:
3,350 €
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10% Early Bird Discount*: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 335 €!
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*The discounts are not combinable.

Solve computing assignments and apply your skills in a project

  • Come up with elaborate calculations for adequate simulations
  • Realize a project work in a computer laboratory
  • Try, test, and acquire methods in mechanical engineering to understand automation processes
  • Learn about current research challenges during a lab tour
  • Upgrade your skill set for the interdisciplinary engineering world



Would you like to have credits accredited at your home university? A detailed module description is available here upon request.

Insights into the technologies of the future: visit to Eaton Industries GmbH in Bonn

As they have done for many years now, our longstanding partner Eaton Industries invites you to visit them and opens the gates of its headquarters in Bonn. A whole day full of exciting hands-on activities paired with the latest technologies awaits you!

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 Automation and Simulation?

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

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

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

50% Scholarships available for highly qualified students - Only until April 1!

Students enrolled at a university located in one of the listed countries are eligible for a scholarship worth 1,675 €. Check out the conditions here.

Further Information & Downloads

Download the info package, including:

  • Exemplary Weekly Schedule
  • Program Flyer & Brochure

In case you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or contact us via WhatsApp.

The Summer School program gave me the chance to learn, implement, and see how things work in the real world by providing us with vast exposure to the industry and excellent learning facilities here at RWTH Aachen. Automation is essential to industries’ future and I am lucky enough to be able to experience such wonderful weeks to study in one of the leading country, Germany, especially here in Aachen.

Amelia Fajri, Indonesia

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