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Robotics, Communication Networks and Innovation

RWTH International Academy
3 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
On campus
04 July 2022
Application deadline: 01 April 2022

Program description

In this Summer School, you get to program a robot education cell in a team and make your robot compete! Master the main areas of robotics: robotic systems, kinematics and dynamics. Study the history of information theory, understand challenges and focus on practical examples of solving problems in modern communication technology. Plus, you learn about mechatronics and how to change or add an element in order to ease innovation processes.

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!

This course is highly interactive and contains a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

  • Lectures & tutorials
  • Exercises
  • Robot education cell
  • Case study
  • Simulations
  • Theory & applications
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Admission requirements

✓ BSc/BE students enrolled at a renowned university
✓ Studying mechanical engineering or a related field
✓ Minimum age to participate is 18
✓ Minimum English language proficiency required

Please note: Interested students should be studying mechanical engineering and show strong technical interests. 

We don’t require an English language proficiency test. However, we recommend a self-evaluation of your English language level according to one of the following scores to make sure that you are able to follow the lessons:

  • TOEFL ibt : 72 points
  • IELTS: 5.5 band score
  • TOEIC: 785 points
  • Cambridge: FCE, Grade C
  • CEFR = B2

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Program content

Academic content

The Summer School is dedicated to robotics, information theory and communication systems. The robotics part provides an overview of the main areas of robotics – robotic systems, kinematics and dynamics – and it features the use of a robot education cell. The information theory and communication systems part covers the history of information theory, and it features practical examples of solving problems in modern communication technology, enabling students to better understand challenges in the systematic design of communication systems. As an additional topic, mechatronics is introduced. It features a case study, in which students develop a mechatronic system.

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Tuition fees

The programme fees amount to 2,990 EUR for the three-week Summer School programme.

The programme fees contain an "all-inclusive" package:

✓ Lectures
✓ Course materials
✓ Institute, lab and company visits
✓ City excursions and social events
✓ Accommodation (usually two- to four-bed rooms)
✓ Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
✓ Snacks or meals during selected social events
✓ A local public transportation ticket for the respective time in Aachen
✓ Our RWTH International Academy app



Have a look at the workload of our Short Courses:
(1 hour = 45 minutes)

  • 2-week programs | about 60 hours
  • 3-week programs | about 90 hours
  • 4-week programs | about 120 hours
    1 ECTS credit can be awarded per 30 hours

Please note: All Short Courses are full time programs! Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Adviser.

Certificate & General Information

At the end of your Short Course, you will receive a Certificate of Participation together with a Certificate Supplement from RWTH Aachen University, stating the workload and the academic contents of your program.

At the end of each course, students will take a final exam or have to complete a project work (depending on the program) to receive a final grade.

Upon successful completion of a program, you will furthermore receive an Executive Certificate from RWTH Aachen University, stating the final grade.

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RWTH Aachen University is one of the largest and most renowned universities of technology in Germany which offers top-level study and research opportunities. Numerous partnerships between RWTH Aachen University and international universities as well as industrial companies offer excellent professional...

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RWTH International Academy

Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen

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