International Programmes 2018/2019

Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering Summer School Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering Summer School

RWTH Aachen University • Aachen

Course location
Aachen
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Dates
  • July - August 2019 (Registration Deadline April 01, 2019)
Target group

You are a BSc/BE 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. Students should have completed the first year of their studies.

Description/content

Academic Content

The core area of study of the Summer School is agile innovation. The lectures provide students with an introduction to established cutting-edge methods, processes of product innovation, development design methodology and product life-cycle management. The theory taught will be applied in hands-on workshops featuring the analysis and improvement of real life products. 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.

Academic Staff

The Summer School is conducted by a visiting professor of Bergische Universität Wuppertal. This professor has worked at RWTH Aachen University for several years. The professor is well connected within research and the industry, allowing for a unique teaching experience covering the best of both worlds.

Average number of hours per week
30
Average number of participants per group/course
25
Dates and costs
  • July - August 2019 (Registration Deadline April 01, 2019), costs: EUR 1,990
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Accompanying programme
Further information on dates and prices.

The course fees amount to 1,990 EUR for the two-week summer school programme.

The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events, and a public transport ticket for the duration of the course.
Early Bird Discount: complete your application by 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees - in case of admission!

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Language requirements

An English language proficiency test is recommended.

Since the programme is taught in English, you need to have sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

Submit application to

Applications for the Summer School programmes are possible via our online application form on our website.

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Participants will stay at one of Aachen's hostels, where breakfast will be provided. The rooms accommodate two to four people.
The accommodation is centrally located in the heart of the city and is well served by the city's public transport system.
Students will receive a public transport ticket for the duration of the Summer School for convenient travel within the Aachen city region.

Meals

Breakfast and lunch on workdays are included.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Yes
Description of social and leisure programme

Social Events - Have Fun While Studying!
While following an intensive academic programme, participants will experience German culture first hand through an extensive leisure programme, e.g.,:

  • Intercultural training
  • Participation in the "Buddy Programme"
  • Visits to important sights in and around Aachen
  • Excursions to nearby cities such as Maastricht or Cologne
  • Sporting events
  • Barbecues, karaoke and other get-togethers

... and a lot more - enjoy your stay!

Free internet access
Yes
Support in visa matters
Yes
Pick-up service from train station/airport
Yes

RWTH Aachen University

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With 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe's leading institutions for science and research. Currently, around 42,000 students are enrolled in over 100 academic programmes. More than 6,000 of them are international students. The scientific education students receive at RWTH Aachen University is firmly rooted in real-world applications. Our graduates are highly sought after by businesses as trainees and for executive positions.

45,377 Students in the winter semester of 2017/2018
9,651 International students

University Location

Aachen, Germany's westernmost city, is located on the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. Its population is about 240,000. Aachen's historic centre around the distinctive cathedral (UNESCO world heritage site) is characterised by a student lifestyle. On the city's doorsteps, the hilly Eifel landscape with its rivers, lakes and forests offers a picturesque countryside for outdoor recreation.
Aachen benefits greatly from its central location: in the heart of Europe!

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