Summer School | Automotive and Mobility Studies

In this Summer School, you explore the fundamentals of automotive engineering, mobile propulsion and modern automotive technologies.

You debate alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems, examine automated driving and work on a case study. You even get to meet a student formula team. They present their work on self-built race cars with alternative propulsion systems to you.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
Duration:
4 weeks: June 13 - July 8, 2022
Teaching:
On campus
Credit Points:
4 ECTS (about 120 hours)
Course fees:
3,750 €
Qualification:
RWTH Aachen University Certificate
Language:
English

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

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

  • Lectures & tutorials
  • Exercises
  • Case study
  • Student racing team
  • Institute visit & expert talks
  • 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.

Automotive and Mobility Studies: Excursion DAF Trucks

Program Outline | Summer School 2022

In the Summer School on Automotive and Mobility Studies, you explore modern automotive technologies and concepts of mobility: You learn about the vehicle in the context of history and environment, driving resistances, brake systems and longitudinal dynamics as a whole.

You study different principles of energy conversion and requirements on combustion engines, alternative vehicle propulsion systems and fuels. The technical basics of automated driving are considered in their legal, social and economic context, including a case study.

Presentation of a certificate of the RWTH International Academy

Your Lecturers | Summer School 2022

The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) conduct the academic content.

Research areas include innovative concepts for components and systems, vehicle prototypes, the development of innovative components, controls and system concepts in traction and automotive technologies, and combustion engines.

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.


Are you interested in our Summer School 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 4 Credit Points (ECTS) for your outstanding effort. Besides, as a participant you create unforgettable memories.

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

Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas: Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Fluids, Energy Conversion Machines, Thermodynamics, or Automotive Engineering.

The Summer School of Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen was completely beyond my expectations. I was deeply touched by the professors’ devotion and knowledge. My stay in Aachen was very comfortable thanks to the lovely team. I’ll never forget this experience.

Ziyu Fang, China | Summer School - Automotive Engineering

Detailed Topics of this Course

In this Summer School, you explore various topics:

Automotive Engineering 1 (AE1)

Alternative and Electrified Vehicle Propulsion Systems (AVPS)

Automated Driving

Mobile Propulsion Fundamentals

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:

Email: ShortCourses@academy.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 241 80 27693


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