Summer School | Automotive Engineering and Future Mobility

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:
5 ECTS (about 125 hours)
Course fees:
3,750 €
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Early Bird Discount: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 10% of the program fee!

Friends & Peers Discount: Convince a friend to participate with you and you both get 15% off the program fee!

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
  • 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)

Automated Driving

Mobile Propulsion Fundamentals

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, management, and innovation at RWTH Aachen University – one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Benefit from high-value academic content, excellent hands-on classes and a strong network of industry partners.

This course works in cooperation with DAF Trucks N.V.

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 Engineering and Future Mobility?

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.

What's in for you?

  • 4 weeks RWTH classes
  • Supporting program with social activities
  • Comfortable stay including accommodation & meals
  • RWTH Certificate with 5 Credit Points (ECTS)
  • Highly international environment

Regular fee: 3,750 €

Friends & Peers: 3,190 €

Early Birds: 3,375 €

50% Scholarships available for highly qualified students - Only until March 15!

Students enrolled at a university located in one of the listed countries are eligible for a scholarship worth 1,875 €. Check out the conditions here.

Further Information & Downloads

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 via email.

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 2019

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