International Programmes 2022/2023

Industry 4.0 Summer School 2023 Industry 4.0 Summer School 2023

FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences • Aachen

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
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Target group

The unique combination of challenging lectures and workshops in engineering addresses Master's and PhD students who are interested in technology and want to gain insight into the big topics of Industry 4.0 and digital twins.


The Industry 4.0 Summer School programme gives insight into the objectives and strategies of Industry 4.0. It shows the current status of activities and provides information on how to benefit from the ideas linked to Industry 4.0 today. In addition to a theoretical introduction to Industry 4.0, the main technologies and processes for the implementation of Industry 4.0 will be introduced and then addressed in greater detail in a workshop. The aim is actually to enable digitalisation. Starting from the process itself, the digitisation of companies will be introduced and then expanded on using hands-on examples. A model system will be used to demonstrate the technological possibilities.

  • Learn why Industry 4.0 is so important for European industry and what is hidden behind the keyword I4.0.
  • Get to know the development strategy for Industry 4.0 and find out which actions still need to be taken.
  • Learn the keywords and key terms related to Industry 4.0, from augmented reality and cloud, CPS and IoT to smart factory, value creation chains, and XaaS.
  • Look through the entire digital value creation chain, from intelligent sensors to cloud services.
  • Understand the technologies that make a machine, system, or factory capable for industrial communication.
  • Discover the significance of IT, IT infrastructure, and IT security in the context of Industry 4.0 for an automation system.
  • Design your first digitised processes and find out about the effects on a model factory.

Additionally, the concept of digital twins is introduced and discussed in detail. Different use cases and workshops are used to gain hands-on experience with digital twins.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
ECTS points (max.)
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
, EUR 500
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Language requirements

English B2 (It is not required to send us a language certificate.)

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Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.

The course fee includes two meals within the framework of events: a get-together with typical German snacks on the first evening and a final barbecue on the last afternoon.

The other meals are not included in the participation fee. This gives the participants a variety of choices:

  • Join us at the student cafeteria at FH Aachen (low-cost lunch between 1.80 and 4.50 EUR).
  • Explore the German bakeries and try sandwiches, bread, and sweets.
  • Order something from a Turkish or Italian restaurant nearby.
  • Grab something to eat at one of the supermarkets.

Beverages are included during the courses and during the two social events (the get-together and the barbecue).

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Our summer school programme package includes a variety of leisure activities:

  • Get-together on the first evening
  • Guided city tour of Aachen
  • Full-day excursion to the Ruhr area in Germany
  • Visit to the famous Carolus thermal springs
  • Excursion to Industry 4.0 companies
  • Final barbecue event

Furthermore, you can get in touch with our German students who will join you for a beer in the city centre or show you the best shopping centres in and around Aachen.

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