RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

Introduction

Aachen (Aix-La-Chapelle), the westernmost city in Germany, accommodates not only the Aachen Cathedral, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence.


Study at the Elite University RWTH Aachen


RWTH Aachen University is the largest university of technology in Germany and the most important economic factor of the city. Every year, a large number of international students and scientists come to the university to benefit from its high-quality study programmes and excellent facilities,from which bothare internationally recognized. The proximity of Aachen to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and its variety of cultural heritages has placed the University in a unique position for international collaboration with other educational and research institutions as well as with business and industry. The RWTH Aachen University has a long history of close and wide-ranging cooperation with national and international industries and research centers and contributes effectively to the success and development of the German economy with an increasing extension of this role with regard to the European Union.



RWTH Aachen International Academy – The Difference


The RWTH Aachen International Academy is a non-profit subsidiary company of RWTH Aachen University. In close cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering the Academy offers Master programmes, particularly designed to meet the needs of international students. The Academy’s responsibility enfolds organizational, administrative and economic aspects, whereupon the scientific leadership lies with RWTH Aachen University, which awards the academic degree "Master of Science".



Accreditation by ASIIN e. V.


The partner of RWTH Aachen University and RWTH International Academy for certification of quality management systems in systems accreditation is 'ASIIN e.V.' This accreditation agency for degree programmes sets standards for programmes in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, mathematics, and teaching qualification. All master programmes offered in cooperation with the faculty of mechanical engineering of RWTH Aachen University and RWTH International Academy have been accreditated by ASIIN. The accreditation needs to be updated in regularly timeframes to ensure a continously level of quality ensurance and improvement.



Advantages as RWTH Aachen University Student


Students who take part in a Master’s programme at the RWTH International Academy receive an official Master’s Degree of RWTH Aachen University. Naturally they are also officially recognized members of the RWTH Aachen University during their time of study and are eligible to benefit from all advantages and student offerings within the university: to browse and do research in the libraries, to make use of WLAN and software offers, to utilize various sport and leisure-time facilities, etc. Also ask about student discount opportunities for going to theatres, museums and cinemas or for certain telephone and mobile communications providers.


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Programs

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Summer courses

Summer School - Automation and Simulation

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 Germany Aachen

In the Automation and Simulation Summer School, students receive an introduction to cutting edge computer technology and methods used in mechanical engineering. This program offers an overview of numerical methods used to solve engineering problems, as well as an introduction to calculation and simulation techniques in production. [+]

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to cutting-edge computer technology and methods used in mechanical engineering. The programme offers an overview of numerical methods used to solve engineering problems, as well as an introduction to calculation and simulation techniques in production. The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/automation-and-simulation [-]

Summer School - Automotive and Mobility Studies

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2018 Germany Aachen

Study the Automotive and Mobility Studies Summer School at one of the best universities in Germany! [+]

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to modern automotive technologies, concepts of mobility, and their grid integration within traffic and city planning. The programme offers an overview of alternatives to combustion engines, with a look at concepts of future vehicle power trains, including structures of alternative power trains. It 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. The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the ika, the Institute for Automotive Engineering, the ISB, the Institute of Urban Engineering and Urban Transport, and the ISEA, the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/automotive-and-mobility-studies [-]

Summer School - Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 Germany Aachen

This summer school addresses excellent students in engineering from all over the world who would like to learn more about Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication. [+]

In this summer school, students will start from the mathematical foundations of (discrete) geometry and will learn and discuss a variety of algorithms for the generation and optimization of 3D models. The topics covered in this summer school will provide the basic knowledge to understand state of the art methods in this area and to be able to apply, tune, and extend them for a given application scenario. In practical programming exercises own experiments will be done in order to gather some hands-on experience. 3D printers will be available for prototype testing. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/index/education-formats/summer-schools/geometry-processing-and-digital-fabrication [-]

Summer School - German Engineering, Language and Culture

Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2017 Germany Aachen

This Summer School includes an intensive 3-week German language course; its credits can be integrated into the students' study programmes in Japan. This year, we are happy to open the programme for all our Japanese partner universities for the first time. [+]

Beginning in August 2007, RWTH Aachen University and Keio University in Japan have staged a Summer School for around 20 selected students from Keio's Graduate School of Science and Engineering. This programme is a cooperation among the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (IAC), the Physics Institute (Physikzentrum), Aachen Chemical Engineering (AVT), the Language Center and the RWTH International Academy. This Summer School includes an intensive 3-week German language course; its credits can be integrated into the students' study programmes in Japan. This year, we are happy to open the programme for all our Japanese partner universities for the first time: Keio UniversityAsia Tokyo, Japan Kyoto UniversityAsia Kyoto, Japan Nagoya UniversityAsia Nagoya, Japan Nara Institute of Science and Technology - NAISTAsia Nara, Japan National Institute of Informatics – NIIAsia Tokyo, Japan Osaka UniversityAsia Osaka, Japan The University of TokyoAsia Tokyo, Japan Tohoku UniversityAsia Sendai, Japan Tokyo Institute of Technology - TiTechAsia Tokyo, Japan Waseda UniversityAsia Tokyo, Japan We are looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen! [-]

Summer School - Management Research Methods and Big Data Analytics ACISS

Campus Full time 1 - 7 weeks September 2017 Germany Aachen

The School of Business and Economics is glad to announce its research-oriented summer school for Post-Docs, PhDs, and advanced master students from all areas of specialization [+]

The programme is based on the following pillars: I. Excellence Science and Research in Management Research Methods and Big Data Analytics The 2016 ACISS Summer School offers a unique set of courses designed to meet the needs of novice and advanced researchers in research methods ranging from qualitative research and academic publishing to scale development and data mining. All classes will be highly interactive, method-, and application-oriented. Outstanding instructors from PennState, the University of Chile, the University of Leeds, the University of Vienna, and RWTH Aachen University will deliver the courses. All courses have been designed to equip you with insights into state-of-the-art research methods and supporting software packages. You will also have the opportunity to apply these insights in order to solve hands-on research problems and to discuss your findings with your peers. What better way to prepare for your empirical master thesis, PhD project, and journal publication? II. Mentoring During the week long courses, participants will have the opportunity to get in touch with their respective lecturer to discuss their own research projects. Current research projects or dissertations can be presented to receive feedback from a qualified third party. III. Get-together with Researchers All participants of the ACISS programme are invited to take part in get-togethers with researchers and academic staff at the RWTH Aachen University. There is a wide offer of intercultural activities and excursions in and around Aachen – enjoy your stay! You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/aciss-management-research-methods-and-big-data-analytics [-]

Summer School - Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 Germany Aachen

The "Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation" Summer School is conceptualized and conducted by the Institute for Engineering Design (ikt) of the RWTH Aachen University. Participating students should be in their second semester or later in the Bachelor’s programme they are enrolled in. [+]

In this Summer School you will have an introduction in the demanding topics of generating product innovations. You will get introduced into the aspects of mechanical engineering to create and engineer cutting-edge innovative products. The "Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Product Innovation" Summer School is educationally conceptualized and conducted by the Institute for Engineering Design (IKT), Institute for Theoretical Information technology (TI) and the Institute of mechanism theory and dynamics of Machines (IGM) of the RWTH Aachen University. The Institute for Engineering Design focuses especially on computer-aided product design and development - the elementary ingredients for innovation and technology leadership. Within their very interdisciplinary team, the IKT provides a practice-oriented education, which is based on distinct cooperation with international industry partners and application-oriented specific research. For decades, the IKT has been training outstanding engineers in the field of systematic product development as a worldwide recognized institution in the field of design methodology and product lifecycle management. In our four competency groups, research is being done on a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of current, future and industry-related issues. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/mechatronic-systems-engineering-and-product-innovation [-]

Summer School - Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2017 Germany Aachen

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. 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. [+]

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to new production technologies in connection with Industry 4.0. 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 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. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/production-technology-meets-industry-4-0 [-]

Summer School - Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2017 Germany Aachen

In this Summer School, you will get hands-on experience in the engineering, controlling and programming of robots. The course conveys necessary theoretical knowledge in robotics, followed by lab courses where you can apply the gained knowledge. [+]

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to the engineering, controlling and programming of robots. The course conveys necessary theoretical knowledge in robotics, followed by lab courses where you can apply the gained knowledge in hands-on practical projects. The programme offers an overview of the application of intelligent, robust robots as part of future smart factories. The lecture comprises three segments covering the central topics of communication between heterogeneous systems, adaptive industrial robotics, and autonomous mobile robotics for in-factory logistics. Students will be exposed to topics such as OPC UA, DDS and other communication standards in modern industrial applications, as well as the state of the art in behavior generation both for stationary industrial as well as autonomous mobile groups of robots. Topics dicussed and tested will be: Smart Factory Intra-Logistics and Robotics Communication between heterogeneous Systems Advanced Software Engineering and Development Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics The joint Aachen team "Carologistics" from the RWTH Aachen Univesity and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, won the RoboCup Logistics League in China in 2015 - so you can be sure to be exposed to the latest research and development in the field during your summer stay in Aachen. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/robotics-for-future-industrial-applications [-]

Summer School - Smart Electrical Power Systems

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2018 Germany Aachen

More information will be provided soon. [+]

More information will be provided soon. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/index/education-formats/summer-schools/smart-electrical-power-systems [-]

Summer School - Sustainable Energy Technology

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2018 Germany Aachen

This Summer School programme offers an overview of cross-cutting technologies in the extensive sphere of Sustainable Energy Technologies. The students get an insight in sustainable facility and smart city management, complex power systems of smart and green buildings or recent solar and air conditioning technologies. [+]

More information (Academic content, Application requirements, Weekly Schedule) will be provided soon. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/index/education-formats/summer-schools/sustainable-energy-technology [-]

Summer School - Systematic Product Innovation

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 Germany Aachen

Developing product innovations in a systematic way, is an essential process for every company and business. This Summer School provides insight into the complex processes of developing a production innovation and by performing a case study. [+]

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. Early applications are encouraged! Apply by the 1st of March to receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission. You can find more information on our programme website: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/systematic-product-innovation [-]

Preparatory Programs

Master's College Mechanical Engineering China

Campus Full time 9 months August 2017 Germany Aachen

The Master's College is designed for students from P.R. China who wish to brush up on some of the subjects required for the M. Sc. programme. [+]

Master's College Mechanical Engineering China Application Deadline is 15th May 2017 You are interested in coming to RWTH Aachen University as an exchange student from P.R. China to spend your last academic year in Germany? Students in their last year of study with above average achievements from an engineering undergraduate degree programme (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Information Engineering) and sufficient English language skills are allowed to apply for the exchange and qualification programme. The Master's College is designed for students from P.R. China who wish to brush up on some of the subjects required for the M. Sc. programme. A Master’s programme at RWTH Aachen requires a very advanced and specialized level of technical knowledge. To obtain this level, the Master's College offers bridging courses, German language courses, as well as close scientific guidance, involvement in practice and research, and intense social support. You are interested in coming to RWTH Aachen University? Apply now to spend your last academic year in Germany! Requirements: Student of a University in P.R. China in their last year English of at least B2 in writing and speaking Recommendation Letter from your University Programme start at the 28th August 2017 and end at the 28th May 2018 Key facts: 9-months full-time programme Career development service Student application process until May 2017 Total tuition fees of 11,600 EUR Taught completely in English ECTS Credits: 40 Exclusive courses at RWTH Aachen Official RWTH Aachen Certificate The programme includes an internship of 4... [-]

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