Summer School | Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

The Online Course provides students with an overview of RWTH Aachen’s research concerning Industry 4.0 and is headed by the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production". Currently important research topics are discussed from 15 different viewpoints.

Aside from boosting your career, our Summer Schools provide you with an unforgettable opportunity for intercultural exchange. Gain insights into student life at RWTH Aachen University and network with German companies and organizations!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks - August 2 to August 20, 2021
B.Sc./B.E. student, min. age 18 years
Credit Points:
90 Teaching Units
Course fees:
1,794 €

Upgrade your skills & have fun at the same time in our Summer School

The courses are highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

  • Online lectures & tutorials⁠
  • Exercises & use cases
  • Three virtual institute visits
  • Modelling & implementation
  • Practical units
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Academic Content | Summer School

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insight into one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence. RWTH Aachen University is top-ranked and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lectures and academic staff cooperations.

Program Outline | Online Course

As a student, you explore fundamental areas of Industry 4.0 and acquire a better understanding of current and future requirements in production technology. The German government promotes the integration of industrial production with information and communication technologies.

Therefore, you learn about Internet of Things and Internet of Production, discuss the role of robotics in automation and consider aspects of human-machine interaction. By considering different aspects of artificial intelligence, you understand the complexity of data mining and data visualization. With your class mates, you explore different materials considering production technology, develop innovative ideas with lean principles and analyze the concept of smart factory.

Academic Staff | Summer School 2021

The lectures and exercises of the Online Course are conducted by the Cluster of Excellence "Internet of Production” and numerous institutes of RWTH Aachen University.

Supporting institutes include the WZL, Cybernetics Lab, IBF, IKV, DAP, IGMR, IAW, IEHK and ITA, making this our most interdisciplinary and diverse Online Course.

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.

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

Experience international academic content, boost your career and have fun at the same time. You benefit from high-value academic content and also experience great social events.

We've come up with creative ways to include social events - not only in our on-campus Summer Schools, but also in the Online Courses. Therefore, you connect with the other participants, get to know the program managers with whom you can talk about the student life in Aachen, learn about the beautiful city and exchange cultural views and fun facts.

The program fees contain:

  • excellent teaching from RWTH Aachen
  • online lectures & tutorials
  • networking with professors
  • exercises & case studies
  • virtual social events
  • group work & self study
  • RWTH Certificate

Application Information | Online Course 2021

Are you ready to level up your studying? Upgrade your skills in one of our Online Courses this summer. Experience excellent academic content, boost your career and enjoy connecting with other participants from all over the world.

Early applications are encouraged. Please plan ahead to allow enough time for admission procedures and getting to know our online learning tools. Attention: We can only accept online applications.

Applicant's Profile | Online Course 2021

Multiple applications for different programs are possible.
You are welcome to apply if you:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • pursue your higher education
  • completed your 1st/2nd year of studies
  • study a degree related to our program
  • are proficient in the English language

No previous knowledge is desirable for this course. The content is taught starting from the basics.

We are glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected programs every year. Regarding our Summer Schools in 2022, applications will be accepted from December onwards.

The summer school program offers a great opportunity to gain insights on the engineering industry in Germany and to learn more about the trends in engineering industry. It was a great chance for me to meet incredible people from different parts of the world and also enriched my cultural experience.

Annabell Lee, China | Summer School 2019 - Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

Detailed Topics Academic Content

In this Summer School, you study various aspects of Production Technology and Industry 4.0:

Internet of Production and IoT in Industry 4.0


Smart Factory

IT: CPS, IoT & Data Visualization and Data Mining

Artificial Intelligence

Materials Science

Production Technology

Smart Decision Support

Further Information & Downloads

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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:

Phone: +49 241 80 27693

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