Winter School | Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering

Advancing globalization in an increasingly digital world is posing new challenges for engineers and products likewise. In this Online Course you gain insights into cutting-edge methods and processes of agile product innovation. Our concept combines the basics of design theory and development methodology with modern agile development methods.

You will make use of virtual product development tools and rapid prototyping strategies to iteratively develop customer-oriented solutions in short development: Team up, develop and prototype the best customer-oriented solution of all!  

Study format:
Short Course | Winter School
2 weeks: February 20 - March 3, 2023
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (about 60 hours)
Course fees:
upon request
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

Design, develop and prototype a user-centered product with your team!

  • Analyse and improve existing real-life products
  • Learn everything from market research to product life-cycle management
  • Use virtual product development tools
  • Apply rapid prototyping strategies to interactively develop customer-oriented solutions in short development sprints
  • Work together and present your team's final concept
  • Gain insights into cutting-edge methods

Product Ergonomics and behavior

Design methodology

Sustainable product planning

User centric value

Agile product design

Benefit from excellent teaching of RWTH Aachen University

Our Summer & Winter Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insights into German engineering, management, and innovation at RWTH Aachen University – one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Benefit from high-value academic content, excellent classes and a strong network of industry partners which will guide you through all of it.

What makes RWTH Summer & Winter 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

Together with the team you will get to know the German culture from a different side than just the academic one. During various activities you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow students, their respective cultures and build an international network.

Get to know the historic city of Aachen

Aachen, with its historic center and in the heart of Europe is a city full of tradition. Get to know the city and its importance in the industrial field together with your fellow students.

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 Agile Innovation?

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

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen!

Please consult with your home university to learn about the application procedure for this exclusive cooperation program between RWTH Aachen and Japanese partner universities.

I feel really fortunate in attending this engineering summer school. The two weeks in Aachen left good memories to me. The course introduced many modern industrial technologies to us, including 3D printing, which played a important role in our project. Our professor Tim was nice, he was always very patient when answering our questions. And his teaching could give me many inspirations.

Luo Yusheng, China | Summer School - Agile Innovation | 2019

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