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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Miner, Shannon Program Director: Jackman, John
Cumulative GPA: 2.8 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: German Online Course Catalog Available: Yes
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: EXPRO
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Mannheim 4
Hochschule Mannheim Summer Program

Summer Program in engineering; restricted to College of Engineering Students.

Engineering coureswork taught in English!


Innovation and Technology Management Project (3 credits)
Simulation of Production Systems (3 credits)
Differential Equations (4 credits)
Conversational German (3 credits)

Program Description
The program consists of 6-credits or two courses for a period of six weeks. Courses will meet Monday through Thursday, giving you ample opportunities to travel on the weekends. There will be a one week holiday break from May 20-26.

In addition, plant trips to regional companies will be included.

This program will satisfy your International Perspectives requirement.

Courses (you may select two)

Innovation and Technology Management (3 credits)
Students will have an overview of the central tasks and processes of Technical Product Management, and will know the interfaces to other operative functional areas. They will be familiar with methods of finding, analyzing and evaluating industrial goods markets (in particular customer requirements, structures of markets and competition) and of generating, analyzing and assessing innovations and technologies, and they will be able to apply them accordingly. They will be able to organize, plan and control innovation and technology processes in the company.?

Simulation of Production Systems (3 credits)
Discrete event simulation of production systems is used to measure system performance based on process models. Topics include model formulation, performance evaluation, and data collection. Students get an insight into the complexity of the process of the in-plant goods and services and understanding the interaction of the operations. 

Differential Equations (4 credits)
Topics include: Classification of Differential equations, First order differential Equations, Second order linear differential equations, Systems of first order linear equations, Series solutions of linear differential equations, The Laplace transform, and Introduction to nonlinear diff. equations and stability.

Conversational German (3 credits)
Fundamentals of the German language for speaking skills, comprehension, pronunciation, and understanding the culture. Course level depends on language level of the student.

All courses are taught at the Hochschule Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany.

The city of Mannheim is located in southwest Germany 50 miles south of Frankfurt on the Rhein river across from Ludwigshaven.  The city has a population of approximately 350,000 and has numerous cultural sites, restaurants, and shopping.  Travel throughout Europe is very convenient using the rail system.

See Summer Budget Sheet above for cost-related information.

Student Selection Criteria
  • Any Engineering Major
  • A GPA of 2.8 or greater is preferred
  • Projected sophomore classification or higher by start of program
Mannheim 3
Application Due Date: March 1

Mannheim Summer School Website

For further information, contact:
John Jackman

Engineering International
1300 Marston                                                   

No prior German language study required!

This program is currently not accepting applications.