Summer School | Innovative Technologies in Automotive Engineering

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
3 weeks: June 23 - July 13, 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 €!
15% Friends & Peers Discount*: Convince a friend to participate with you and save 500 € each!

*The discounts are not combinable.

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

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

Automotive and Mobility Studies: Excursion DAF Trucks

Discover future-oriented and sustainable mobility

If you aspire to see how future-oriented technologies are already being implemented in practice, then this course is the right place for you! Our partner DAF Trucks N.V. invites you to their headquarters to showcase their latest innovations and alternative propulsion systems!

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

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

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 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

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