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  • Locations: Aachen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Miner, Shannon Program Director: Cademartiri, Rebecca
Cumulative GPA: 3 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: German Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: INTED Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
2 or 4 week summer programs at
RWTH Aachen University!

Multiple Programs (all taught in English) to choose from - please note program dates, since some overlap with the ISU fall semester:AUTOMOTIVE AND MOBILITY STUDIES 

In this program students will receive an introduction to the available alternatives to combustion engines, with a look at concepts of future vehicle power trains, including structures of alternative power trains. (4 weeks; June 11, 2018 to July 6, 2018)


MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT INNOVATION Aachen Cathedral
In this program students are introduced to the aspects of mechanical engineering to create and engineer cutting-edge innovative products.
(2 weeks; June 25, 2018 to July 13, 2018)

Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities 
The core of this program is the analysis and design of industrial facilities in regard to exceptional and dynamic loads.
(June 11, 2018 to June 22, 2018)

SYSTEMATIC PRODUCT INNOVATION
Students will receive an introduction to established and cutting-edge methods and processes of product innovation and development design methodology and product life-cycle management. 
(June 11, 2018 to June 22, 2018)

AUTOMATION AND SIMULATION 
In this program students will be introduced to cutting edge computer technology and methods used in mechanical engineering.
(3 weeks, July 9, 2018 to July 27, 2018)

SMART ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS
Course is centered around the scientific question as to whether a high penetration of distributed generation, such as rooftop solar installations or wind power, would make the electrical distribution system reliable or unstable.
(July 2-13, 2018)

SIX SIGMA QUALITY MANAGEMENT
This course prepares students for the first step on reaching leadership and management roles in process and production entities.  
(June 25 - July 6, 2018)

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
In this course, students will delve into the topic, "Supply Chain Management" which is an end to end view of operations from raw material, work-in-process inventory, finished goods to customer.  It is about finding the right mix of fixing performance gaps, innovating business processes, and optimizing the supply chain.
(July 9-20, 2018)

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY  
An introduction to the mathematical and physical basics of building energy performance modeling and simulation, implementation of models using computer-based numerical methods, computer algebra systems and object-oriented modeling language Modelica.  
(June 11 - 29, 2018)

ROBOTICS FOR FUTURE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS 
In this program students receive an introduction to the engineering, controlling, and programming of robots.Balloons
(3 weeks, August 6, 2018 to August 24, 2018, overlaps with first week of classes at ISU)

PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY MEETS INDUSTRY 4.0 
In this program students receive an introduction to new production technologies in connection with Industry 4.0.
(3 weeks; August 6, 2018 to August 24, 2018)

All Programs Include:
  • 1-2 transfer credits - check with your adviser to see whether they can be used as a technical elective
  • German Language and Culture
    Through the university’s “BeBuddy” 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 “Buddy” who is typically a student enrolled at the RWTH Aachen University and can so offer first-hand experiences in and around the campus, painting an authentic picture of university life.
  • Social Events - Have fun while studying!
The 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 social opportunities with students from various international Master’s programs. 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 the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

RWTH Aachen University (Facts & Figures) Aachen Student Services
- One of Germany's top engineering universities, and internationally ranked highly
- Founding member of the IDEA League, an alliance of leading European technological universities
- Approximately 43,000 students (around 8,000 of whom are international) and 530 professors

Aachen, Germany
- Located in Western Germany, on the border of Belgium and the Netherlands
- Population of around 240,000
- Home of Aachen Cathedral, a 1,000 year old cathedral, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Possibilities for travel to other European cities and outdoor adventures

Schedule an appointment in Engineering International Programs or Dr. Cademartiri (rcademar@iastate.edu) to learn more!