TU Berlin Summer & Winter University

Introduction

With almost 34 000 students, circa 100 course offerings and 40 Institutes, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. Located in Germany’s capital city – at the heart of Europe – outstanding achievements in research and teaching, imparting skills to excellent graduates, and a modern service-oriented administration characterize TU Berlin.

The range of services offered by our seven Faculties serves to forge a unique link between the natural and technical sciences on the one hand, and the planning, economics and social sciences and humanities on the other. This is indeed a significant achievement for any technical university.

TU BERLIN SUMMER & WINTER UNIVERSITY

The TU Berlin Summer & Winter University invites international students to experience Berlin during the summer or winter with our unique and specially curated programs. The TU Berlin Summer & Winter University is an opportunity for students to broaden their academic knowledge in specific subjects, chosen from our summer & winter school course lists, while earning ECTS (EU) or CPs (US) credits. Our internationally oriented courses are all taught in English.

A wide array of cultural activities in Berlin is featured alongside the academic courses. Our “Berlin program”, included in the participation fee, will introduce participants to the history and culture of Berlin, and will encourage socializing between students from all of the courses.

Inter-cultural training, leadership training, and team-building activities will make your Summer or Winter University experience memorable and help you to build your international network of contacts for the future.

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CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design

Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2017 Germany Berlin

This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. [+]

Winter school: January 3rd to 27th, 2017 Course price: 2.200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic Space Technology Target group This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. This prepares them for a systems engineering career with a leading position in the engineering industry. With the basic knowledge in space technologies that is imparted in this course, students have a good starting point to prepare themselves for a continuing education in space engineering. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for the hands-on project. Learning Goal/Output After taking part in this course, students will have knowledge of the most important topics related to space technologies. Students will know the parts of a space system and understand their correlations, and will be able to plan and conduct a space mission. Practically, students will be capable of designing a part of a space system with regard to mechanics, electronics and programming. Course Components The course starts with introductory lectures about the most important topics related to space technologies. In parallel, a practical training will be given to develop specific engineering skills in mechanics, electronics and programming that are necessary to conduct the hands-on project. During project work units, parts of a CanSat will be designed with supervision in smaller groups. During a launch campaign, the CanSat will be tested under real conditions. The course is supplemented by an excursion to space related companies and institutions in Berlin. Short Description A CanSat is a small satellite in shape of a commercial beverage can that performs several measuring tasks. In this course, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch. Therefore, all basics of topics related to exciting area of space technologies is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained. The theoretical units are supplemented by practical exercises. Parts of the CanSat are developed in intensely supervised small groups. During an excursion to a site in Berlin where space related companies and institutions are located, the participants shall gain insight into facilities used for the development of satellites. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Participants should have a general understanding of engineering. Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß is head of the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin’s Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has dealt extensively with nano and pico satellite technologies and their various uses for the communication and remote sensing of the Earth, Moon and planets. Three research assistants of the Chair of Space Technology, Dr. Zizung Yoon, Cem Avsar, Dipl.-Ing. and Sebastian Trowitzsch, Dipl.-Ing. are involved in the summer school course. Cem Avsar Cem Avsar graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2010. During his studies at TU Berlin, he was teaching informatics for eight semesters as tutor. Also, he participated in practical space related projects during his time of studies. With his graduation, he joined the staff of scientific researchers at the TU Berlin, Chair of Space Technology. He worked on modular satellite architectures and CubeSats. As Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß‘ teaching assistant, he was strongly involved in shaping the space technology curriculum. He also managed research projects, for instance a student-built rover. Nikolas Korn Nikolas Korn graduated in Aerospace Engineering from TU Berlin in 2014. During his studies, he was working at GEA Grasso on 3D CAD modeling of screw compressor parts. Later he joined the PiNaSys as researcher. There he is focused on hardware and software development of miniaturized attitude determination systems for parabolic flight experiments as well as GPS orbit simulations. In April 2015 he participated on the 25. DLR parabolic flight campaign in Bordeaux, France. Sebastian Trowitzsch Sebastian Trowitzsch holds a Diploma of Aerospace Engineering, he graduated from TU Berlin in 2010. From 2005 to 2012, he was actively involved in the design, verification and operation of the picosatellite BEESAT. Since 2010, he is project manager and system engineer of the follow-up mission BEESAT-2. Dr. Zizung Yoon After graduating from TU Berlin, Zizung Yoon joined the development team of the small satellite TET (120 kg) in the company Astro- und Feindwerktechnik. Along with the research experience gained in the industry, he accomplished his Ph.D. in the field of fault tolerant attitude control system. [-]

Programming in Java

Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2017 Germany Berlin

This course is designed for students who want to look into the field of computer science. [+]

Winter school: January 3rd to 27th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Target group This course is designed for students who want to look into the field of computer science. Learning Goal/Output After this course you will be able to understand basic concepts of writing a computer program with the programming language Java. Take a look at the syllabus below. Course Components Topics like variables, loops, objects, input and output, user interfaces, collections, sorting, concurrent programming and event-driven programming will be covered. Topic list: Variables and Types of Data Loops and Conditions Arrays Methods Classes and Objects Object inheritance Collections Creating and Designing Data Types Sorting and Searching Graphics Input and Output Short Description In this course you learn first the basic knowledge of computer programming and then how to write computer programs using the programming language Java. You will be working at the computer. There will be some assignments which will give you more understanding of the programming concepts. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer & Winter University are that candidates have B2 level English and at least one year of university experience. In addition, the following requirements are necessary for this course: Basic computer skills and knowledge of school mathematics. In mathematics is recommend to know: How to calculate with complex numbers How to calculate with matrices Handle planes and lines It is recommended to know some basic Linux commands (but they will be also introduced in the course). Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr. Rand Kouatly Dr. Rand Kouatly is a visiting professor at Technical University of Berlin Faculty of Audio Communication; he has experience of more than 20 years in teaching nationally and internationally with lots of courses in the fields of Information Technology and Communication Engineering, including Java. [-]

Startup Crash Course: From Idea to Reality

Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2017 Germany Berlin

From a startup idea to a successful business model and to a winning startup pitch. Startup, business launch, business model, entrepreneurship, business. [+]

January 3rd to 27th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic From a startup idea to a successful business model and to a winning startup pitch. Startup, business launch, business model, entrepreneurship, business. Target group Anyone who: has a startup idea and doesn’t know how to start; runs a business and wants to increase the outcome; wants to become an entrepreneur, but is still guessing whether it is the right way to go. Learning Goal/Output to know where to start when launching a business; to know which steps to undertake in order to launch a business; to be able to form a high quality business model; to be able to pitch to various stakeholders. Course Components Lectures with interactive elements, case studies, interaction with real startup scene players, individual and group work aimed to form a business model, pitching. There will be 18 hours of class sessions per week. Short Description 99% of new businesses fail. We, creators of this course, think that the main reason is a bunch of myths around the startup scene. Those myths give you wrong expectations and crippled instruments. The main goal of this course is to increase the success rate of startups. We don’t do it, cause we are nice pals. Our business models are based on the success rates of startups. We really hope you will use and share the knowledge you have got here. Startup crash course offers real knowledge of how to start a company and push it to success. It will have three main parts: the structured approach, real-time experimentation and feedback. The structured approach is given through lectures and case studies, which serve as a compass. Real-time experiment consists of individual and group work that makes you try all the new concepts and implement them to your business idea. Feedback comes from interaction with successful entrepreneurs and startup scene players. Those who develop a high quality business model may be put in contact with Berlin startup supporters. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Winter University, are that candidates have B2 level English and at least one year of university experience. IMPORTANT – Every student should prepare a business idea that will be the base for individual and group tasks during the course. Think of the following questions: Who are the customers? What problem does this product solve? What are the main components of this product? Lecturer(s) Daria Markova, MBA and MA in Economics, Project leader / Coordinator of the Summer School Daria is a cofounder of a fast growing coworking space in Berlin that supports startup and tech expert communities. Her story includes working in art, nonprofit and corporate worlds. She performs as a speaker on numerous business events and as a member of startup competition juries. Her main goal is to increase the quality of startup scene. Mario Steinbuch, Entrepreneur and Startup mediator Mario is running an invite-only international business club for successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors. He also acts as a mediator in startup environment. Mario started his entrepreneurial journey very early. His projects include a fintech startup and even introducing a new sport to his home city! [-]

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