Future Challenges in Engineering

What do engineers need for challenges ahead?

This Summer School aims at enablers of technical progress and business innovation. The programme addresses cross-disciplinary competencies in industrial engineering, product design and circular economy. Participants gain key management skills and explore the impact of their actions. In international teams, they build on their engineering skills to develop sustainable solutions in our labs and workshops. The hands-on courses are led by experts and help Master's students to identify industrial demand at an early stage and lead development. To do so, we also look at production technology from prototyping to a serial process and how to address growing environmental responsibilities.

At a glance

  One Week Programme Two-Weeks Programme

20 June - 25 June, 2022

20 June - 2 July, 2022
Location TH Rosenheim, Hochschulstr. 1, 83024 Rosenheim, Germany (see on map)

3 ECTS Credits (1,5 US Credits) and grade

5 ECTS Credits (2,5 US Credits) and grade
Aims at

International Master’s / Graduate students enrolled in technology and engineering studies from universities abroad (partner and non-partner universities of TH Rosenheim)


One class:

Industrial Engineering – Challenges in the next decade (Class A)

Two classes:

First class: Industrial Engineering – Challenges in the next decade (Class A) - see left

Second class:

Lightweight Design and Additive Manufacturing Technology (Class B)


Sustainability and Circular Economy (Class C)

Requirements Class A: No class-specific requirements

Class B: Basic knowledge in 3D-CAD

Class C: No class-specific requirements

How we teach

Group discussions and workshops

Practical examples and personal exercises

On-site campus labs and company visits

Language of instruction Advanced English skills recommended (B2 CEFR)

Early Bird Fee*

Until 1 March, 2022

Go to application website.

Regular Fee*


After 1 March, 2022

Go to application website.

Application deadline

1 May, 2022 

* No fees apply for enrolled Master's degree students at TH Rosenheim, please use application form for students at TH Rosenheim.

Make it yours

Join our Summer School for one week or two weeks! We open with a class on future trends in engineering and management workshops.  After this class together, you can choose from two seperate classes to focus on your set of skills - either in the focus of additive manufacturing or circular economy. This way, you can tailor a programme to your desired learning outcomes and studies.

Week 1: Class A for all Participants

Class A: Industrial Engineering – Challenges in the next decade

Week 2: Participants pick Class B or Class C

Class B: Lightweight Design and Additive Manufacturing Technology

Class C: Sustainability and Circular Economy

Class A: Industrial Engineering – Challenges in the next decade

The purpose of the workshop is to familiarise students with various tools and methods in Industrial Engineering to solve and stand the industrial challenges of the next decades via digital technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, data analysis), design and management concepts for structuring corporation organisation (lean management) as well as product design (gear design). The individualisation of products, organisations and work are reflected in historical development towards the future steps of change (Industry 4.X). Profound leadership skills are highly important in industrial, producing corporations and will be a key part of this course amended by the growing environmental responsibilities that future leaders will have to handle (EU emission trading).

Basic concept of this course is to transmit short overviews and insights into today´s tools and methods transitioning fast to practical examples in personal exercises and workshops. The examples origin from actual situations or compressed typical situations in industrial use.

Class contents:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Digital Technologies , AI Basics
  • Lean Management
  • EU Emissions Trading
  • Industry 1.0 – 4.0
  • Data Analysis from Production
  • Gear Design
  • Company Visit

For class details, please see Course Description.

Class B: Lightweight Design and Additive Manufacturing Technology

Daily challenges for engineers and designers to create more efficient parts are rising. One way to address this topic is to use Additive Manufacturing Technologies. In recent years, this production method has evolved from prototyping to a serial production process. The most important topic of layer-wise technologies is to take into account the entire end-to-end process. In this course, the students gain basic knowledge on this technology and processes. During the week, participants will design and create a device from scratch to take home. Based on practical design and manufacturing lessons in the workshop, all participants get in direct contact with the total process chain.

Class contents:

  • Additive Production Technology
  • Construction and Manufacturing
  • Quality Management
  • Showcase: Project LIAM
  • Post-Processing
  • Assembly and Testing

For class details, please see Course Description.

Class C: Sustainability and Circular Economy

The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize students with the topics of sustainability and circular economy - one of the future challenges. The course will enable students to take sustainability into account in product development, to know about the future challenges and encourages them to bring in their own ideas. We will start the course with a general introduction, and then move over to the practical aspect how to include sustainability in the process of product development. During the company visit, students will learn how to incorporate the issue into a company's philosophy to offer ecological buildings. We will look at what has already been done in Europe and what the future challenges to solve are. By the end, we will develop ideas for companies together.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Sustainability and Circular Economy
  • Sustainability in Product Development
  • Best Practice: Company Visit
  • Circular 4.0 Showcases
  • Ideas for companies

For class details, please see Course Description.

Your benefits

That's in it for you!

Placed in one of Germany's strongest economic areas, our campus offers hands-on teaching, intercultural exchange and a perfect spot between urban Munich, beautiful nature and the foothills of the Alps. Our Master’s degree programmes are largely taught in English and popular with international students. All students benefit from an ideal learning environment and top-notch labs. 

This short-term programme is perfect for you if you are not going abroad for a whole semester and want to enjoy many advantages at once:

  • Affordable opportunity to study abroad in Germany
  • Set up a personal network of international friends
  • Academic stay and certificate for your CV
  • Intercultural experiences and soft skills development
  • Earn credit points for your degree studies
  • Acquire engineering skills and methods to build on in your future
  • Get to know German campus and corporate culture

Service Package

The participation fees bundle the following Service Package during the time of the chosen Master Summer School programme: 

  • Tuition for classes, workshops and labs
  • Company visits and speakers
  • Accommodation package for Rosenheim and Munich
  • Social activities including transport, admission fees and catering
  • Combined travel health, travel liability and travel accident insurance
  • Learning documents and online access to Learning Campus (Moodle)
  • Certificate for international students

Social activities

Welcome to Germany, welcome to Rosenheim!

During your week in Rosenheim, social activities and company visits are part of the programme to connect and make friends with fellow students. On the weekends, we go on trips to Munich and Lake Chiemsee to discover more of Bavaria and Germany!

Munich Weekend Trip - Saturday, 25 June 2022

© Picture: BMW Group

Let‘s explore the Bavarian state capital Munich on a weekend trip. We start with a guided tour through the halls of the German engineering pioneer BMW Group. We relax with a tasty lunch before a city tour to spot the sights and hidden charms of Munich. After check in at the hostel, you can go out to enjoy the excellent shopping opportunities and summer nightlife on your own.

On Sunday, you have more time to visit the beauties of Munich and to stop for a coffee at the English Garden. Later we will travel back to Rosenheim together.

Lake Chiemsee Day Trip - Saturday, 02 July 2022

© Picture: Albrecht Fietz

We go to one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria. Lake Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria and its islands are set against the picture perfect landscape of the Alps. Together we visit the world famous royal Herrenchiemsee Castle built on the model of Versailles. After our tour, a hike through the imposing castle park and island is a pleasure.

To reward ourselves, a ferry takes us to a traditional restaurant. After a delicious dinner we head back to Rosenheim together.

Accommodation in Rosenheim and Munich

During your stay in Rosenheim and Munich, accommodation will be provided for all days of the programme. All students are hosted at the modern B&B Hotel in Rosenheim (see website) during the programme. Participants also spend one night atthe cosy Wombat's City Hostel for the weekend trip to Munich (see website). Students who finish after the first week of the Master Summer School can depart directly from Munich Central Station. Students who also attend the second week of the Summer School return to Rosenheim with us and stay at B&B Hotel for the second week.

Good to know: You find more information on how to get to Rosenheim and tips what to do in Rosenheim and Munich in our Master Summer School FAQ's.


Accommodation included during the programme

Week One Week Two

Rosenheim: 6 nights at B&B Hotel

Arrival: Sunday, 19 June 2022 - Check-in from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Departure: Saturday, 25 June 2022 (organised by staff)

Munich: 1 night at Wombat's City Hostel

Arrival: Saturday, 25 June 2022 (organised by staff)

Departure: Sunday, 26 June 2022 - Check-out by 10:00 am (return to Rosenheim organised by staff)

Rosenheim: 7 nights at B&B Hotel

Arrival: Sunday, 26 June 2022 (organised by staff)

Departure: Sunday, 3 July 2022 - Check-out 7:00 am to 12:00 am

Your week(s) in Rosenheim

Address: B&B Hotel, Eduard-Rüber-Str. 1, 83022 Rosenheim, Germany (see on map)

Accommodation: Twin beds in double rooms (rooms shared by gender)

Breakfast available for 8,50 EUR per day


Weekend trip to Munich

Address: Wombat's City Hostel, Senefelderstraße 1, 80336 München, Germany (see on map)

Accommodation: 6- and 8-bed-dorms with bunk beds (dorms shared by gender)

Breakfast included


  • Students on campus - © TH Rosenheim - Max Baudrexl 2021
  • Lab experiment - © TH Rosenheim - Max Baudrexl 2021
  • Students relaxing at the lake in Rosenheim - © TH Rosenheim - Max Baudrexl 2021
  • B&B Hotel in Rosenheim

    © B&B HOTELS GmbH - Tobias Schneider, 2017 - BARLO FOTOGRAFIK,
  • Meet up at the lobby of Wombat's Hostel

    © Wombat's City Hostel,
  • Dorms with bunk beds at Wombat's Hostel
    © Wombat's City Hostel,
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