Summer School Smart Production Systems & Robotics

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Program Date
14. Jul 2024 until 27. Jul 2024
Application Deadline
18. Dec 2023 until 1. Jun 2024
2 Weeks
Certificate of Participation


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Embark on the Future with Smart Production Systems & Robotics – Explore Industry 4.0 at Ruhr University’s Learning Factory

Are you prepared to lead the charge in the fourth industrial revolution? Immerse yourself in the revolutionary landscape of Industry 4.0, a paradigm shift in production, management, and design driven by digitalization. Unlock the secrets to optimizing both the economy and society through the cutting-edge realm of smart production.

Discover the transformative potential of Smart Production Systems & Robotics at Ruhr University’s Learning Factory. Through interactive sessions and real-world Best Practice examples, gain invaluable insights into how production systems and robotics are shaping the future of manufacturing. Explore strategies for constructing a sustainable value chain and witness how smart production contributes to heightened profit margins and safer working environments.

What to Expect:

  1. In-Depth Learning: Engage in live lectures led by esteemed professors and industry experts from Ruhr University. Delve into the intricacies of smart production systems and robotics through thought-provoking discussions and hands-on activities.
  2. Practical Insights: Experience the concepts in action through interactive activities and Case Studies. Witness the impact of smart production on efficiency, sustainability, and workplace safety.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Bochum and its surroundings. Explore the local community and broaden your horizons through curated cultural experiences.
  4. Campus Life: Get a taste of student life at Ruhr University Bochum. Connect with current students, explore campus facilities, and envision yourself as part of a dynamic academic community.

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Dreaming of higher education in Germany? Our Summer School program provides a glimpse into the academic excellence and vibrant student life at Ruhr University Bochum. Explore master’s programs and uncover the possibilities that await you.

Ready to shape the future of manufacturing? Join us at the Summer School on Smart Production Systems & Robotics and become a catalyst for change. The revolution begins here!


A new type of industrial process forms an important part of the next industrial revolution, a trend also called Industry 4.0: Smart Production Systems (SPS) integrate smart technologies into production processes, aiming at a new form of automation. Technologies like VR and robotics are connecting the cyberworld to reality and are thereby offering exciting possibilities in the realm of smart production. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) help overcome the limits of human strength and coordination and provide answers to pressing questions of industrial societies. We will teach you in these things in our Summer School Smart Production.

Not only will you gain insight into some of the most exciting areas of engineering, but you will also get to know a bit about Germany and be able to build a network of excellent students and colleagues to benefit from in your future career.

Learn all about the exciting new developments in production systems and take a great opportunity to develop your skills!


Key Topics

  • Introduction to Smart Production Systems(SPS)
  • Workshop at Learning Factory: Sustainable Workflow Production
  • Industry 4.0 and Effects on Production
  • The Integration of VR Technology in SPS
  • Simulation Modelings of SPS
  • Case Study: Production Line
  • Visit to a manufacturer
  • Intercultural Training

Further Information

Immerse yourself in a transformative learning experience at our two-week Summer School program in Bochum, Germany. Each day combines theoretical insights and practical wisdom shared by field experts in the mornings, followed by engaging afternoons filled with interactive activities and real-world case studies. Elevate your understanding and expand your knowledge base in this dynamic and enriching environment.


What is included in the fee?


Course fee: (790€)

  • All theoretical insights, interactive sessions and excursions on week days
  • Germany Transportation ticket (Deutschland Ticket)
  • Two Social evenings
  • Certificate of Completion from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
  • 3 EC

** please note that EC credits are take home to be determined by the home university.

Housing + Catering fee: (690€)

  • Hostel/ Hotel Room ( 2, 3, or 4- bed rooms) for a total 13 nights. (Arrival on the Sunday before the start of the sessions until the Saturday after the program)
  • Two meals a day from Monday thru Friday (Breakfast + Lunch)

 Simply take care of your flight, insurance, and visa arrangements, and leave the rest to us for a hassle-free and immersive learning journey.

** Please note that accomodations and catering are included automatically in the price.

Social Activities + Exploration:

  • Two evenings of social activities including a BBQ and a traditional German meal are included
  • Evenings and weekends are free for exploration around the Ruhr area or further into Germany
  • Tips and guides for exploration options will be provided


Registration Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proficient in the English Language
  • Currently in your Bachelor´s, Masters´s, in between or recently graduated

Early-bird Discount: Register by May 1st to receive a 100€ discount on your course fee

Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2024

To register, add the course to your shopping basket and follow the details in the checkout form.






  • Enhance your expertise in cutting-edge engineering topics
  • Connect with the future leaders and innovators in your field
  • Immerse yourself in a global experience with opportunities abroad
  • Cultivate intercultural skills through specialized training
  • Engage with industry experts in Smart Production Systems
  • Navigate the intricacies of the German University system