Program Details

This summer school is centered around the scientific question whether a high penetration of distributed generation, such as rooftop solar installations or wind power, would make the electrical distribution system unreliable or unstable.
Location:
Aachen, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Duration: 2 weeks (June to July, 2021)

I. Academic Content
The Summer School is all about smart electrical power systems, providing students with an overview of current challenges and new technologies with regards to future electric grids. It covers topics such as measurement techniques and distributed intelligence for power systems, electrical grids today and tomorrow, microgrids as well as real time simulations of power systems. As a result, students acquire a better understanding of the key challenges of future power systems.

II. German Language and Culture
Summer School students gain insight not only into the student life in the beautiful city of Aachen but also into the rich and vibrant German culture and history. Through the university’s “Summer Mentor” program, international students have the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant student community at RWTH Aachen University. Participants will get to know Aachen from a true student’s perspective: They learn more about academic and cultural practices in Germany with the support of their German “Mentor” who is typically a student enrolled at RWTH Aachen University and can so offer first-hand experiences in and around the campus, painting an authentic picture of university life.

III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!
RWTH International Academy offers an extensive support program next to the academic courses in which participants meet like-minded people from around the world. All students from our different Summer School programs are invited to take part in sporting or dancing events, cooking nights and get-togethers. There is a wide offer of intercultural activities and excursions in and around Aachen –enjoy your stay!

Being in the heart of Europe, Summer School students will also have the opportunity to explore Aachen’s surrounding area – be it other German cities close-by such as the former German capital Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne or enjoy the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Setting Description:
RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany's Universities of Excellence. It is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out. The University is proving to be a popular spot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed. Our summer courses give you a fantastic opportunity to experience what university life in Germany and particularly at top-ranked RWTH Aachen University is really like.
Cost:
1990 EUR. The course fees contain an 'all-inclusive' package: • Lectures and laboratory courses • Course material • Excursions and social events • Accommodation (usually 3- or 4-bed rooms) • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays • Snacks or meals during selected social events • A local public transport ticket for the respective time in Aachen • Emergency contact number (24 hours)

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field. Basic understanding of power generation and power systems, electrochemical systems and basic understanding of electricity system and its components will be expected. The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.

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