Summer School | Smart Electrical Power Systems

Master current challenges and new technologies with regards to future electric grids and Smart Electrical Power Systems. You learn about measurement techniques and distributed intelligence for power systems. Discuss the future of electrical grids and microgrids and discover real time simulations of power systems. You achive a thorough understanding of the key challenges of future power systems.

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
2 weeks - July 5 to July 16, 2021
B.Sc./B.E. student, min. age 18 years
Credit Points:
60 Teaching Units
Course fees:
1,194 €

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 & real time simulations
  • Expert talk
  • Measurement
  • Monitoring
  • 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 receive an overview of current challenges and new technologies with regards to the future electric grid. You explore the role of measurements and learn about uncertainty. Synchronized measurements including sensors and instruments are an important subject. In laboratory exercises, you use the modern research tool called real time simulation. Another focus lies on mcrogrids and distributed intelligence for power systems. Overall, you will understand the basics on power economics.

Academic Staff | Summer School 2021

The E.ON Energy Research Center of RWTH Aachen University is responsible for the direction of the academic content. Two divisions of E.ON ERC conduct the lectures:

Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems and Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems. The Institute High Voltage and Grids, Digitalization and Power Economics supports the teaching.

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.

The deadline for 2021 expired. Our application portal for the Short Courses 2022 opens on November 01, 2021.

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

Desirable previous knowledge for this course:
Desirable is basic understanding of power generation and power systems, electrochemical systems or electricity systems and its components.

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 at RWTH was a unique opportunity. It was a two-week program which provided me with academic knowledge, social experiences, inter cultural exchanges and an overview on current development technologies in Germany. This experience provided me with my first contact with a university outside my home country and it was crucial to the development of my education.

Pedro Moraes Gomes, Brazil | Summer School 2019 - Smart Electrical Power Systems

Detailed Topics Academic Content

Students receive an overview of current challenges and new technologies with regards to the future electric grid. Topics include but are not limited to the following subject areas:

Measurement Techniques and Distributed Intelligence for Power Systems

Electrical Grids Today and Tomorrow

Real Time Simulation and Power System Dynamics

Microgrids & Real Time Simulation and Key Challenges of Future Power Systems

Further Information & Downloads

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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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