- Aachen, Germany
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Duration: 3 weeks (June to July, 2021)
I. Academic Content
The Summer School explores sustainable energy technologies, such as building performance simulation, methods for energy supply of buildings, and energy trading and power plant management. It covers the fundamentals of modeling and simulation to carry out dynamic building simulations. Furthermore, a case study featuring energy efficient technology and a business simulation game featuring energy trading and power plant management enable students to apply their knowledge in a practical manner.
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.
- 2990 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
- 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. The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.
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