Summer School | Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

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, develop innovative ideas with lean principles and analyze the concept of smart factory.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: July 7 - July 27, 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.

Optimize production by considering materials, AI and smart factory concepts

This Summer School is headed by the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production“. Currently important research topics are discussed from 15 different viewpoints.

  • Experience the production chain with real-life machines
  • Learn how to plan the layout of modern factories
  • Gain valuable insights into Industry 4.0 technologies to improve human-machine interaction and succeed in future work places
  • Understand artificial intelligence, big data and data mining
  • Visit the „Smart Automation Lab“ to see robots in action
  • Work with various materials and lightweight design

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

Internet of Production and IoT in Industry 4.0

Automation and Robotics

Smart Factory

IT: CPS, IoT & Data Visualization and Data Mining

Material Science

Production Technology

Smart Decision Support

Production Technology meets Industry 4.0 in reality!

Our long-standing partner company Henkel produces entirely according to the concept of Industry 4.0 and has perfected the idea of the Smart Factory. They invite you to come and see one of the most modern production facilities in the world. See what our participants thought of the company visit here!

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 Production Technology meets Industry 4.0?

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

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

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.

This Summer School is really worthful for engineering students in many aspects. First of all, the lectures are well-constructed and cover various topics about the frontline of the production technology in Aachen. Students can gain practical knowledge and insights about the lecture contents through practice sessions and lab tours. The time outside class was also exciting. There are almost no opportunities in my country where I can communicate with engineering students from various countries, so this Short Course was a precious experience. All of us were engineering students, though our careers and majors were different from each other. The rich diversity of this course broadened my perspective and offered me a more flexible way of thinking.

Masato Noda, Japan

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