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Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities - Summer School, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
University rank #87 (WUR) ,
The core focus of this Summer School is the analysis and design of industrial facilities in regard to exceptional and dynamic loads. During the conceptual design process of industrial structures and components, these dynamic loads give rise to problems that challenge the collaboration between mechanical and civil engineering. Both technical and socioeconomic aspects will be explored.


  • Our Summer 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 Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering (CWE) of RWTH Aachen University is the leading institution behind the academic content. CWE offers longstanding expertise in structural dynamics and runs comprehensive efficient and highly specialized testing facilities. The teaching is supported by experts from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and the University of Pisa.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: April 1, 2020

    Receive a 10% discount on the course fees when applying before March 1, 2020.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Course Content - Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities
  • Global Analysis - Implementation of Structures in Industrial Facilities
  • Global Analysis - Definition of Actions on Industrial Facilities 
  • Global Analysis - Design Scenarios 
  • Intercultural Workshop
  • Identification and Modelling of Structures - Typology of Structural Systems 
  • Identification and Modelling of Structures - From Buildings to Structures
  • Identification and Modelling of Structures -Integration of Components in Structures 
  • Design of Structures
  • Self-Management Skills for Engineers
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. 
  • 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.
  • EU/EEA

    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.


This year, there are some RWTH International Academy-Scholarships available for highly qualified students. Female applicants are strongly encouraged.

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