The Industry 4.0 Summer School gives an insight into the objectives and strategies of Industry 4.0, shows the current status of activities, and provides information on how to benefit from the ideas linked to Industrie 4.0 today. In addition to a theoretical introduction to Industry 4.0, the main technologies and processes for the implementation of Industrie 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.
The next Industry 4.0 Summer School will take place from
Monday, 20th July 2020 to Friday, 31st July 2020
FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences
Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
Goethestr. 1, 52064 Aachen, Germany
Industry 4.0 Summer Session is currently scheduled to take place in two versions:
The Industry 4.0 Summer School Team is actively monitoring the local and global health situation related to COVID-19, also called coronavirus, with the health and well-being of our community firmly in mind. We will keep this page up-to-date as new information is available about the potential impacts of the situation on our program.
What happens if no courses can take place at FH Aachen?
If we are not allowed to do any courses at FH Aachen in person, we will offer an online course including all theoretical and practical content. In this case, you will have the choice to participate online with a lower course fee or to get a refund.
Will special considerations be made to the refund policy if a student's travel is affected?
If you cannot join our Summer School due to travel or visa restrictions enacted by your own or the German government, we will refund the participation fee.
I want to apply for a scholarship but I cannot register at the moment as no travel reqests are possible at my university. Can you reserve a scholarship for me?
We can reserve a scholarship for you till end of May. Please apply for the scholarship as soon as possible.
Due to the COVID-19 situation we are offering an online version of the Industry 4.0 summer school which includes:
The online summer shool content can be accessed 24 hours a day, so you can study independently from all locations and without problems regarding time differences.
Scholarships for travel and accomodation
This summer school is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany. If you are enrolled as a student in Bachelor, Master or PhD you can apply for a scholarship. To be eligible for a scholarship please send us your CV, your enrollment information and a motivational letter to
Registration Fee - Virtual Participation
External applicants are subject to pay a Industrie 4.0 Summer School registration fee which is 350 Euro and includes online course material, digital factory and city visits. The online summer school package includes:
Registration Fee - On-site Participation
External applicants are subject to pay a Industrie 4.0 Summer School registration fee which is 750 Euro. The summer school package includes:
Participation of students from the FH Aachen
Students from the FH Aachen can participate in the summer school for free as part of the lecture "Einführung Industrie 4.0".
Please register for the next Industry 4.0 Summer School via the following link:
Application deadline: June 30, 2020
Our Summer School package includes the course fee, beverages and leisure activities as shown in the schedule. Depending on your personal interests, you will get a great variety of options for your stay in Aachen and Germany. This includes cultural and sports activities, the visit of the famous Carolus thermal springs and the best possibilities for clubbing in Aachen.
Furthermore, you can get in contact with our German students who will join you for a friendly beer in the city center or show you the best shopping malls in and around Aachen.
Based on your budget and your requirements, we suggest different types of accomodations:
A participation certificate is issued for all I4.0 Summer School students and handed out at the end of the summer school. The certificate lists the topics and the duration of the Summer School. The course credit does not apply for internal I4.0 students (i.e. FH Aachen students, who take part in this course over a longer time period and receive therefore 5 ECTS).
All I4.0 participants have the option to take the final written exam. Those, who write the exam, will get a I4.0 transcript with a grade for their test Performance and the course credit (4 ECTS credits). The grading scheme is as follows:
from 1.0 to 1.5 = very good
from 1.6 to 2.5 = good
from 2.6 to 3.5 = satisfactory
from 3.6 to 4.0 = sufficient
above 4.0 = failed
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