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Mechatronic Systems Engineering & Product Innovation Summer School

RWTH International Academy
3 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
22 June 2020
Application deadline: 01 April 2019
2,990 EUR

Program description

Study a summer program in product innovation

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to established and cutting-edge methods and processes of product innovation and development design methodology and product lifecycle management. Theory taught in the lecture will be applied in hands-on workshops featuring the analysis and improvement of a real life product.

Students will learn how to carry out market research, identify and evaluate requirements, set up functions and their structures and to derive and vary concepts for product innovations. These concepts will be transferred into a suitable embodiment design using conventional and agile methods including rapid prototyping technologies.

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office and the Institute for Engineering Design (ikt) of the RWTH Aachen University to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.

The program is based on the following pillars:

  1. Excellent Science and Research in Systematic Product Innovation
    Students will be exposed to such topics as the principles of product innovations, product design and construction, machine design, and cooperative product development.
  2. German Language and Culture
    Through the university’s “BeBuddy” program, international students have the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant student community at RWTH Aachen University. Participants will get to know Aachen from a true student’s perspective: They learn more about academic and cultural practices in Germany with the support of their German “Buddy” who is typically a student enrolled at the RWTH Aachen University and can so offer first-hand experiences in and around the campus, painting an authentic picture of university life.
  3. Social Events - Have fun while studying!

The RWTH International Academy offers an extensive support program next to the academic courses in which participants meet like-minded people from around the world. All students from our different summer school programs are invited to take part in sporting or dancing events, cooking nights and get-togethers with students from various international Master’s programs.

There is a wide offer of intercultural activities and excursions in and around Aachen – enjoy your stay! Being in the heart of Europe, summer school students will also have the opportunity to explore Aachen’s surrounding area – be it other German cities close-by such as the former German capital Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne or the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Admission requirements

You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, you have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field. Desirable is the completion of the second year.

The minimum age to participate is 18 years.

Required is knowledge in the following areas

  • Solid knowledge and interest in mathematics.
  • Basic knowledge in probability theory.

*Please note: An English language proficiency test is recommended.

Since the program is taught in English, you need to bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

Required Documents:

  • Your cover letter (stating your motivation for applying to the programme, further study plans, and career goals)
  • Your curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Your academic records (transcript of records)
  • Additional documents to support your application (certificates)
  • A colour photo of yourself

"All-inclusive" Program Fee:

The tuition fee for this course is 2990€. Contact the university for more information and detailed pricing.

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Tuition fees

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Upon successful completion of the Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation Summer School, you will receive an official certificate from RWTH Aachen University in Germany stating the scope and content of the summer program and their performance.

Credits / Workloads:
2, 3 or 4 ECTS credits according to the workload (about 60 hours/ 2 weeks, about 90 hours/ 3 weeks and about 120 hours/ 4 weeks)

Please note:
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how much credit is awarded. For details, speak to your Study Abroad Advisor!

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