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TU Berlin Summer University

Summer is the best time to be a student in Berlin. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience. Take part in our unique academic and cultural program. Explore the campus of the TU Berlin in the heart of Germany's capital. Develop your skills while building an international network for your future. Start now! Live in a city like no other, and make Berlin your home for the summer–let Berlin inspire you!

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Summer School Courses

In general the courses include 18 hours of instruction per week. For successful completion of a course students will receive a certificate of the TU Berlin and ECTS credit points.

Summer Block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017

Energy Efficiency in Power Generation and Refrigeration
This course will address new innovative scientific and practical approaches that are of interest to energy-related industries, including consulting companies. Topics covered include power generation and refrigeration, efficient use of primary energy sources and sustainable energy supply.

Green Liver Systems - Eco Friendly Water Purification
On this course you will gain insight into the most important environmental contaminants, including micro-pollutants and natural toxins. You will learn how to use ecosystem services provided by aquatic macrophytes to clean up polluted water for different purposes (drinking water, spray irrigation water etc.)

Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing
This course will teach you applied skills in 3D designing, modelling, scanning, printing and machine maintenance and will challenge you to use these skills to plan and implement your own 3D projects. You also understand the historical context, current capabilities, and future possibilities of 3D scanning and printing technology.

Precision Engineering Measurement & Design
Learn about the engineering design process, commonly used engineering measurement tools, statistical analysis and standard uncertainty analysis methods on this course taught by a professor from the University of Florida. Three local tours at businesses and museums will punctuate how precision measurements are used in engineering design practice.

Programming in Java
This course will teach you how to write computer programs in the programming language Java. You will develop your skills through regular practical programming sessions following the theoretical sessions and will try writing your own program.

The Edible City
With a focus on urban space and urban space production, this course explores how food – in all its aspects from producing to marketing to selling to composting – could become a better-integrated part of our cities. Urban agriculture projects in Berlin will serve as case studies and sites for practical growing/building experience.

Summer Block 2: July 10th - July 21st, 2017

Healing Architecture
Explore opportunities to improve health outcomes and well-being for all user groups in healthcare facilities.

Start German - Language Course
Learn the basics, introduce yourself and find your way around in Berlin while practicing the German language.

Managing Innovations and Creating Innovative Business Models
Get insights about business concepts and plan development along with idea generation, conceptualization and learn how to present it in a pitch with a business audience.

Summer Block 3: July 24th - August 17th, 2017

1950 - 2050: A century of Energy REvolution - understanding the transition of energy systems
A major challenge in tackling global warming is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the electricity sector. In this course, you will learn about the economic, engineering, and political aspects of energy transitions through sessions from experts and practitioners as well as field excursions to conventional and renewable energy sites.

Architecture of Soundscape Berlin
Learn to read, sample and represent an urban place by means of its sonic qualities and learn how to transition between media through drawings and construction. Create a performative object to install in Berlin by the end of the course.

Blue Engineering - Engineers with Social and Ecological Responsibility
This course promotes socially and ecologically responsible engineering by investigating the effects of technology on individuals, society and nature and what people can do to create a responsible technology.

CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design
In this course, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch. Basic knowledge of topics related to exciting area of space technologies is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained.

DesignBuild Summer Studio
Gain creative and practical knowledge in architecture by leaving the boundaries of your desk and conquering real life scenarios. This DesignBuild Summer Studio focusses on the realisation of a small building project at a site in Berlin, from the initial design, to the process of building the project by the students themselves.

ICT for Electromobility
This course covers ICT topics related to electromobility focusing on the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). After the course, students will have the basic knowledge needed for implementing electro-mobility services, including relevant parts of : programming concepts, computer communications, architecture and art research.

Reimagining Berlin as a Smart City
The Smart City approach aims to find solutions to the ecological, social, economic and cultural challenges faced by Berlin through the use of intelligent technology in order to preserve enhance its quality of life. In this course you will interrogate the “Smart City” concept, contribute your own ideas, and gain perspective on how global cities are innovating for a more sustainable urban future.

Startup Crash Course: From Idea to Reality
Startup crash course offers real knowledge of how to start a company and push it to success. It will have three main parts: the structured approach, real-time experimentation and feedback. Meet local entrepreneurs and craft a business model to present to investors in a mock pitch.

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Berlin is a cultural hub with immense historical significance. Young artists from around the world use the multicultural, open-minded climate as an inspiration. Berlin has so much to offer: From opera performances to art exhibitions, theater productions to concerts and festivals, and 180 museums and collections, 440 galleries, three opera houses, eight major symphony orchestras, 98 cinemas, 150 theaters and stages, and many other cultural institutions. For example, the UNESCO World Heritage Site –the Museum Island– is the largest museum campus in the world and one of a kind.

The tuition includes a Berlin Program which offers:

  • Sightseeing boat tour and guided walking tour of Berlin
  • Visit to the Bundestag
  • and many other activities

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We invite everyone to take part in our Summer University. To maintain our standards of education we can only accept participants who are proficient in English (B2) and have at least one year of university experience. You will be asked to upload your verification once you register. Please note that each course has its own prerequisites (listed in the description of each course). Don't forget to check them before registering for any of the courses.

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