Germany has a long history of excellence in automobile manufacturing with such companies as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The automobile is as important today as ever – and with that comes new and more increasing demands: most notably those concerning alternative fuels and the impact of automobiles on the environment. With that in mind, the Automotive and Mobility Studies Summer School offers in-depth knowledge of modern automotive technologies, concepts of mobility, and their grid integration within traffic and city planning.
The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the ika, the Institute for Automotive Engineering (www.ika.rwth-aachen.de), the ISB, the Institute of Urban Engineering and Urban Transport (www.isb.rwth-aachen.de), and the ISEA, the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (www.isea.rwth-aachen.de) to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.
The programme is based on the following pillars:
I. Excellent Science and Research in Automotive and Mobility Studies
In this Summer School programme, students will receive an introduction to the available alternatives to combustion engines, with a look at concepts of future vehicle power trains, including structures of alternative power trains. The programme also covers alternative fuels, such as alcohol, natural gas and hydrogen, as well as their properties and production. Other topics include fuel cells, electric drives, energy carriers and storage and torque and energy converters.
II. German Language and Culture
All Summer School participants get the help of a German "Buddy", usually a student of RWTH Aachen University, who helps the students with everyday issues in Germany and student life in Aachen.
III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!
While following an intensive academic programme, participants will experience German culture firsthand through an extensive leisure programme, including:
- Intercultural training
- Participation in the Buddy Progamme
- Visits to important sights in and around Aachen
- Excursions to nearby cities like Maastricht or Cologne
- Sporting events
- Barbecues and other cooking get-togethers, and a lot more.
Enjoy your stay!
How to Apply for RWTH Aachen Summer School
Via Email : Please send your electronic application via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org until and merge all documents to one single PDF file. The application deadline in order to receive an Early Bird discount on the total fees is 1 March. We recommend all students to apply by 1 May in order to have enough time to make travel and visa arrangements. We do accept later applications nonetheless.
You are a B.Sc. student enrolled at a renowned university and you have completed your first university year. You have profound knowledge of the English language and some basic knowledge in the following areas:
Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Fluids, Energy Conversion Machines, Automotive Engineering, Thermodynamics
To apply, please send in:
- Your letter of intent (stating your motivation for applying to the programme, further study plans, and career goals)
- Your curriculum vitae (résumé)
- Your academic records or, if applicable, diploma or certificate
- A colour photo of yourself
Early applications are encouraged! We will evaluate your application based on the overall strength of your academic record, extracurricular experiences and your letter of intent. We will inform you in May at the latest whether you are admitted to the Summer School.
The fees for the two-week Automotive and Mobility Studies Summer School amount to EUR 1 800.
The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events and a public transport ticket for the respective time.
Early Bird Discount: complete your application until 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees - in case of admission!
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Last updated November 24, 2015