Summer School | Sustainable Buildings and Green Cities
In this Summer School, you explore the energy efficiency of buildings on a micro-level, and consider districts on a macro-level. You learn about building performance simulation and district supply systems.
A district from the living lab project SmartQuart serves as a use case. SmartQuart's core technological element is the exchange of energy and intelligent networking within and between the smart districts.
- Study format:
- Short Course | Summer School
- 2 weeks: July 14 - July 27, 2024
- On campus
- Credit Points:
- 3 ECTS (about 75 hours)
- Course fees:
- 2,250 €
- RWTH Aachen University Certificate
10% Early Bird Discount*: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 225 €!
15% Friends & Peers Discount*: Convince a friend to participate with you and save 335 € each!
*The discounts are not combinable.
Simulate a campus building and optimize its energy performance
- Understand the mathematical and physical basics to work with dynamic building simulation and plant operation simulations
- Implement models using computer-based numerical methods and the object-oriented modeling language Modelica
- Identify influential factors on CO2 emissions and costs in the operation of a power system through a sensitivity analysis
- Simulate a single zone of a building for a complete year
Building Performance Simulation
District Supply Systems
Feasibility Study & Profibility
Would you like to have credits accredited at your home university? A detailed module description is available here upon request.
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 Sustainable Buildings and Green Cities?
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 1,125 €. Check out the conditions here.
Learning in Aachen has been one of the most formidable experiences I have ever had. It will for sure help me to diversify my skills, furthermore, I think getting the opportunity to meet people from all around the world is the cherry on top of the cake! I will definitely miss all of my friends and professors so much.Felipe Escudero Juárez, Mexico