Summer School Smart & Sustainable Buildings

A deep dive into smart building technology and challenges
Program Date
28. Jul 2024 until 10. Aug 2024
Application Deadline
21. Jun 2024 until 1. Jul 2024
2 Weeks
Certificate of Participation


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Are you eager to explore and experience the future of building? Are you looking for an academic program that combines top-level teaching, practical excercises and the experience of immersing yourself in university life in Germany? Then this Summer School is just for you.

Carried out at one of the largest public research universities in Germany, the Ruhr University Bochum, this program will enable you to dive into current issues and technologies related to sustainable building as they are being researched and implemented in Germany and around the world. A variety of lectures from leading experts will provide you with an up-to-date and scientificly sound insight into the topics that determine the future of building. Benefit from a combination of academic discussion as well as hands-on experience as you get to see latest technology in action while immersing yourself in cultural life in Germany’s largest urban area.


What to Expect:

  1. In-Depth Learning: Engage in live lectures led by esteemed professors from Ruhr University. Delve into current challenges of smart building  through thought-provoking discussions and exchange with local academics.
  2. Practical Insights: Experience the concepts in action through interactive workshops and project visits. Talk to industry experts and put your knowledge and skills to the test as you work through modeling and simulation projects.
  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.


Thinking of Studying in Germany?

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 take on the future of sustainable building? Join us at the Summer School on Smart & Sustainbale Buildings and become a catalyst for change. The revolution begins here!


Smart and sustainable buildings epitomize an innovative construction paradigm, seamlesslyblending technology and eco-conscious design. Integrating smart sensors, automation, and data analytics optimizes energy efficiency and indoor climate control. These structures prioritize environmental responsibility by incorporating eco-friendly materials and renewable energy sources, leading to reduced operational costs. With a focus on occupant well-being, smart and sustainable buildings redefine living and working spaces, creating healthier environments. This transformative approach sets new standards for construction,aligning technological advancements with a commitment to ecological sustainability in urban development.

This course will enable you to gain insight into a variety of topics related to smart building and the advanced technologies needed to implement best practices.


Key Topics

  • Introduction to BIM
  • Introduction to Sustainability consulting
  • Excursion to sustainable building site
  • Smart Design with parametric Modeling and Simulation
  • Computational Mechanics of Buildings
  • Energy Consulting and Building energy certifcates in Europe
  • Renewable Energies and Efficiency Techologies
  • Sustainability in aviation
  • 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.


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 an international experience with opportunities abroad
  • Cultivate intercultural skills through specialized training
  • Engage with industry experts in sustainable building concepts and more
  • Navigate the intricacies of the German University system


Advice & contact

Farin Engels
Farin Engels
Program Coordinator