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Smart Factories - Winter School, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days


  • Our Winter School courses in Mechanical Engineering and Management offer international students the opportunity to take part in excellent science and research at RWTH Aachen University. The University is highly acclaimed internationally for its development of innovative answers to the most pressing global challenges. As a result, numerous research institutions, companies, R&D departments and start-ups have settled in and around Aachen, making RWTH the ideal setting for aspiring students.
  • The Winter School is headed by the Cybernetics Lab, which is part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University. It is supported by the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics, the Chair for Digital Additive Production/Fraunhofer ILT, the Institute for Industrial Management and the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics.
  • Students will explore fundamental areas of Industry 4.0 and acquire a better understanding of current and future requirements in production technology.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: December 1, 2019

    Early Bird Deadline 10% Discount: November 1, 2019.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
    • Duration description
      This Winter School will take place in February 2020
  • Credits
    60 Teaching Units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Industrial Robotics and Industry 4.0 
  • Additive Digital Manufacturing 
  • Kinematic Calculation of Industrial Robots 
  • Cybernetics Lab 
  • The Digital Supply Chain (Smart Factory) 
  • Ergonomic Design of Human-Machine Interaction in Advanced Manufacturing Systems 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • 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.
  • An English language proficiency test is recommended.

Application documents

The following documents are required:

  • Your cover letter (stating your motivation for applying to the program, further study plans, and career goals)
  • Your curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Your academic records (transcript of records)
  • Additional documents to support your application (e.g. certificates for (extra)curricular activities)
  • A color photo of yourself

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1990 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1990 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    1990 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1990 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Aachen

  • 813 - 1140 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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