Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication, Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 19 days
  • Tuition
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    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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In the summer school Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication at RWTH International Academy, students will start from the mathematical foundations of (discrete) geometry and will learn and discuss a variety of algorithms for the generation and optimization of 3D models.


The topics covered in this Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication summer school will provide the basic knowledge to understand state of the art methods in this area and to be able to apply, tune, and extend them for a given application scenario. In practical programming exercises own experiments will be done in order to gather some hands-on experience. 3D printers will be available for prototype testing.

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the Visual Computing Institute, in particular the Computer Graphics, Geometry and Multimedia Group of the RWTH Aachen University to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience.

The programme is based on the following pillars:

I. Excellent Science and Research in Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication

With the broad availability of 3D printers and related digital fabrication technologies there is an increasing demand for high quality 3D models and easy ways to generate and modify them. The research field of geometry processing has emerged over the last two decades as an area that combines ideas and concepts from mathematics, computer science, and engineering in order to develop new algorithms for the acquisition, analysis, modelling, and fabrication of complex 3D models.

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 “BeBuddy” programme, 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.

III. Social Events - Have fun while studying!

The RWTH International Academy offers an extensive support programme next to the academic courses in which participants meet like-minded people from around the world. All students from our different summer school programmes are invited to take part in sporting or dancing events, cooking nights and get-togethers with students from various international Master’s programmes. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The Institute of Graphics, Geometry & Multimedia, lead by Prof. Dr. Leif Kobbelt, is responsible for the academic content of the "Geometry Processing for Digital Fabrication" Summer School and conduct the programme’s lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes.

The Summer School consists of several modules spread over three weeks during which the following topics will be explored in detail:

  • Foundations (vectors, functions, maps, meshes)
  • OpenFlipper intro (framework, mesh data structure)
  • 3D scanning technologies
  • Geometry processing
  • 3D printing
  • Digital fabrication technologies
  • Geometric modeling tools
  • (e.g. inventor, blender, cura)
At the end of the Summer School programme, students will take part in a written final exam over the course. Some hours will also be allocated for students to revise the course matter and ask questions in a final exam preparation session.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, you have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field.

Course specific requirements are:

  • Basic knowledge in linear algebra and calculus
  • Experience in object oriented programming (e.g. C++)

The minimum age to participate is 18 years.

Students should have completed the first year of studies.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 2800 International
  • EUR 2800 EU/EEA
(including tuition fees, accommodation, half board, social activities and excursions)


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