Summer School | Automotive and Mobility Studies
In this Summer School, you explore the fundamentals of automotive engineering, mobile propulsion and modern automotive technologies.
On the one hand, you debate alternative and electrified vehicle propulsion systems. On the other hand, you 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
- 4 weeks: June 4 - July 1, 2023
- On campus
- Credit Points:
- 4 ECTS (about 120 hours)
- Course fees:
- 3,750 €
- RWTH Aachen University Certificate
Build the best self-driving miniature car and win the competition!
- Study modern automotive technologies and longitudinal dynamics
- Understand how driving resistances and brake systems work
- Test various karts with different engines on a racetrack
- Consider automated driving in its legal, social and economic context
- See how a student racing team builds their cars
- Succeed in a case study by building a self-driving miniature car
Automotive Engineering 1 (AE1)
Alternative and Electrified Vehicle Propulsion Systems (AVPS)
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 Automotive and Mobility Studies?
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
It is beneficial if your study degree is related to this program.
Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas: Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Fluids, Energy Conversion Machines, Thermodynamics, or Automotive Engineering.
4 weeks | June 4 - July 1, 2023 | 3,750 € | 4 ECTS
Including accommodation, 2 meals per day, excursions, social events, company visits, case studies, mentoring program and more.
Early Bird Discount – get 10% off!
The registration period starts on November 1. If you complete your registration by March 1, you benefit from our 10% Early Bird discount.
Scholarship opportunities at RWTH International Academy
We believe that high-quality education and making intercultural experiences should be available to everybody, regardless of their financial situation. RWTH International Academy awards scholarships for selected Short Courses every year. Especially female students are strongly encouraged to apply.
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