Summer School - Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

Program Description

Summer School - Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University


The “Production Technology meets Industry 4.0” Summer School offers an insight into specific research projects of the Cluster of Excellence which addresses and examines various drivers of Industry 4.0 in order to accelerate the process of industrial development. The Industry 4.0 is an initiative by the German government which started in 2011 in order to push on the integration of production with information and communication technologies. In this context, digitization, automation, human-machine interaction as well as better networked production systems play an important role.

The "Production Technology meets Industry 4.0" Summer School addresses excellent students in engineering and material science from all over the world who would like to learn more about new production technologies in connection with Industry 4.0.

Within the three modules "Smart Factory", "Intelligent Automation & Assembly" and "Individual & Advanced Manufacturing Processes" participating students gain first-hand experience with new technologies at all levels of a production system. Within the module "Smart Factory" participants not only learn about methods for efficient factory and production planning but also apply them. The module” Intelligent Automation & Assembly" involves the concept of one-piece-flow and cognitive robots. Participants get the opportunity to program and handle robots themselves. The last module "Individual & Advanced Manufacturing Processes" presents individual and integrative shaping, forming, joining and cutting processes that use simulations and process control in order to optimize the process as well as the resulting product.

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and the RWTH Cluster of Excellence „Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries“ to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.

The summer school programme is based on the following pillars:

  • Excellent Science and Research in Integrative Production Technology
  • German Language and Culture
  • Social Events during an extensive leisure time programme - Have fun while studying!


The fees for the three-week Production Technology meets Industrie 4.0 Summer School amount to EUR 2 800.

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!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 24, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 8, 2016
3 weeks
2,800 EUR
Start date Aug. 8, 2016
Germany Aachen, North Rhine Westphalia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 26, 2016
Duration 3 weeks
Price 2,800 EUR
Includes half-board and social events