Summer School | Sustainable Energy Technology

In this Online Course, you explore the energy efficience of buildings on a micro-level, and consider districts on a macro-level. You learn about building performance simulation and methods for energy supply of buildings. Dive deeper into energy trading and power plant management. You master the fundamentals of modeling and simulation to carry out dynamic building simulations. Apply your knowledge in a practical manner: Work on a case study featuring energy efficient technology. Succeed in a business simulation game on energy trading and power plant management.

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 19 to July 30, 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
  • Dynamic building simulations
  • Plant operation simulations
  • Micro- and macro level understanding
  • 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

This Online Course introduces the mathematical and physical basics of building energy performance modeling and simulation as well as the implementation of models using computer-based numerical methods, computer algebra systems and object-oriented modeling language Modelica. As a student, you learn about different methods of heat generation of renewable energy sources and dive into the topic of electricity trading in a computer simulation. This approach provides you with a broad insight into building performance simulation, energy supply of buildings and districts and also high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

Academic Staff | Summer School 2021

The academic content of this Online Course is led by the Institute of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building of RWTH Aachen University and is supported by two visiting professors of TH Bingen.

One's field of research is Renewable Energy Industry and the other's focus is on Energy, Heating and Sanitary Engineering. One Research Scientist at Jülich Research Centre (FZJ) provides content on Fuel Cells and Energy Storage.

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

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.

My time in Aachen has been incredible. Through the everyday companionship and studying together I made lots of new friendships, not only with other students but also with the Summer Mentors, who made Aachen unforgettable. The organization was of highest quality and I can’t wait to return to the beautiful city of Aachen.

Mihail Petrov, Macedonia | Summer School 2019

Detailed Topics Academic Content

The following topics will be covered:

Building Performance Simulation

Energy Basics & Methods for Energy Supply of Buildings

The Campus Cube

Energy Management & Trading

Further Information & Downloads

Have a look at our formalities in order to receive more information on payment conditions and cancellation terms.

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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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