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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Summer courses

1950 - 2050: A century of Energy REvolution - understanding the transition of energy systems

Campus Full time July 2018 Germany Berlin

Students interested in the technical and economical aspects of energy and resources. [+]

Summer University block 3: July 24th - August 17th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Target group

Students interested in the technical and economical aspects of energy and resources.

Learning Goal/Output Understanding energy transitions towards decarbonization on a local and global scale Understanding the political decision-making processes Quantitative methods for assessment of policy decisions Working in a transdisciplinary environment Course Components

The course will include the following components:

Interactive classroom-based lectures and discussions

Group work projects and presentations... [-]


Architecture of Soundscape Berlin

Campus Part time 4 weeks July 2018 Germany Berlin

The summer course Architecture of Soundscape Berlin is inspired by Berlin’s rich and stimulating urban milieu. It provides an aesthetic and technical appreciation of urban soundscape and aims to teach highly effective design tools, techniques and processes. [+]

Topic

The studio focuses on the design of spatial objects through sound. It explores the intimate connection between two predominant human senses, seeing and hearing, and how they augment each other. 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points The studio addresses three major areas of exploration:

How to perceive, sample and represent an urban place through sound as spatial qualities. How to translate one medium into another through drawings, models and construction in an analogical process. Construction and installation of “performative” objects that promote innovative design tools, techniques and processes. Target group

Students of architecture, design, and media who are interested in design processes, techniques using multimedia digital tools and coding. Academics and professionals of architecture, design and media who are interested in experimental design tools, techniques and processes... [-]


Blue Engineering - Engineers with Social and Ecological Responsibility

Campus Full time July 2018 Germany Berlin

The effects of technology on individuals, society and nature and what people can do to create a responsible technology that addresses the needs of everyone while considering possible risks and harms caused by technology.

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Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic

The effects of technology on individuals, society and nature and what people can do to create a responsible technology that addresses the needs of everyone while considering possible risks and harms caused by technology.

Target group

Engineering students and students of the humanities with an interest in the workings of technology on individuals, society and nature.

Learning Goal/Output

The prospective engineers analyze and evaluate the present reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature and society by taking different perspectives. Based on this analysis and evaluation, they are able to state their personal perspective and values of the reciprocal relations and act accordingly.... [-]


CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design

Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 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. [+]

Summer school: 24 July - 17 August 2017 <li><strong>Course price: 2.200 Euros</strong></li> <li><strong>18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points</strong></li> 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.... [-]


DesignBuild Summer Studio

Campus Full time July 2018 Germany Berlin

This DesignBuild Summer Studio focusses on the realisation of a small building project from the initial design to the process of building by the students themselves. This will be carried out in an academic environment, engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration between students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering and other related fields. [+]

Summer University block 3: July 24th - August 17th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Target group

This DesignBuild Studio is aimed at students who want to gain creative and practical knowledge through making.

This course is suitable for students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Engineering and other related fields who are willing to leave the boundaries of their desks, and conquer real life scenarios. Skills in building crafts are of an advantage but not essential.

Learning Goal/Output

The participants will develop their creative, practical and professional skills through creative experimentation and the process of making.... [-]


Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing

Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Germany Berlin

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers an introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum).

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Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 2200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic:

3D Scanning and Printing

Target group

Students with an interest in 3D printing, 3D scanning and who want to gain insight into work with professional 3D printing technologies. As this technology covers numerous application areas, this course could be interesting for students from scientific disciplines, engineering, design, fine art or art history.

Short Description

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum).... [-]


Managing Innovations and Creating Innovative Business Models

Campus Full time July 2018 Germany Berlin

This course is for all undergrad and postgrad students as well as for professionals with an engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or arts background. Participants attending this Summer School should have a strong interest in creating new products, processes and businesses and in working together in multidisciplinary teams. [+]

Summer University block 2: July 10th - July 21st, 2017 Course price: 920 Euros 22 hours of class sessions per week, 3 ECTS credit points Topic Innovation Management Entrepreneurship Business Models Design Thinking Systematic Design Methods Creativity Market Analysis Target group

This course is for all undergrad and postgrad students as well as for professionals with an engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or arts background. Participants attending this Summer School should have a strong interest in creating new products, processes and businesses and in working together in multidisciplinary teams.

Learning Goal/Output

By the end of this course, students have:... [-]


Reimagining Berlin as a Smart City

Campus Full time July 2018 Germany Berlin

Students with an interdisciplinary interest in urban planning, innovation and knowledge management, digital media & communications technologies, civic tech / engineering, sustainability studies, politics & governance, history. [+]

Summer University block 3: July 24th - August 17th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic

Berlin is growing. By the year 2030, there will be 250,000 more people living in the city than there are today. This will bring with it an increase in the demand for housing as well as in requirements for mobility, the adaptation of infrastructures and the availability of resources such as water, energy, data and building land. Like many major urban centres around the world, this means that Berlin is also facing a wide variety of challenges for the future: the growing city, the aging city or the city in the midst of structural change all require inter-disciplinary and inter-departmental approaches if solutions are to be found. The Smart City approach aims to find solutions to the ecological, social, economic and cultural challenges faced by Berlin through the use of intelligent technology. Berlin wishes to preserve – and as far as possible enhance – its appeal and its quality of life.... [-]


Start German - Language Course

Campus Full time July 2018 Germany Berlin

Although Berlin is an international city, you will find it much easier to understand your surroundings and enjoy the city if you have acquired some basics in German. German is still an important language for business, science, and the arts, and is the most widely spoken language in Europe - plus, it's easy to learn for English-speaking students. [+]

Summer University block 2: July 10th - July 21st, 2017 Course price: 560 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 2 ECTS credit points Start German

2 ECTS credit points

Although Berlin is an international city, you will find it much easier to understand your surroundings and enjoy the city if you have acquired some basics in German. German is still an important language for business, science, and the arts, and is the most widely spoken language in Europe - plus, it's easy to learn for English-speaking students.

Our German language course addresses the needs of beginners. The content of the course follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for level A1.1 (beginners with no prior knowledge). Students will have four class sessions (45 min) each day from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.... [-]


Startup Crash Course: From Idea to Reality

Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Germany Berlin

Startup launch, Business plan implementation, entrepreneurship in Berlin. [+]

Summer School: 24 July - 17 August 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic

Startup launch, Business plan implementation, entrepreneurship in Berlin.

Target group

Anyone who:

wants to launch a startup and has an idea already, but doesn’t know where to start; wants to know more about the dynamics of entrepreneurship in order to decide whether he/she would like to become involved in the startup scene; wants to develop his/her skills in business planning. Learning Goal/Output To be able to form a business plan; To know which steps to undertake in order to launch a business; To be aware of entrepreneurial dynamics and the startup scene structure. Course Components ... [-]

Summer Course: DesignBuild – Community spaces with refugees

Campus Full time 11 days July 2018 Germany Berlin

This DesignBuild Studio is aimed at students who want to gain social, creative and practical knowledge through making. This course is suitable for students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Engineering, Sociology and others who are willing to leave the boundaries of their desks, and conquer real life scenarios. Skills in building crafts are of an advantage but not essential. [+]

DesignBuild – Community spaces with refugees

July 10th - July 21st, 2017

This course can only be booked in combination with a four week course (Block 1 or Block 3).

This summer school will be working for and with the Sharehouse Refugio in berlin. This is a community living project where refugees, students, artists and others live and work together. This community will be our clients for this DesignBuild project. The clients will actively participate in the project from the design phase to on-site construction. Through designing and building together, the students will get insights into the challenges that the people they are designing for are facing.

sharehaus.net/refugio/... [-]


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