The Summer School covers the fundamentals used in automation and simulation. The topic simulation features various exercises in a computer lab. As a result, students solve real world problems by applying software commonly used in industry, thus, acquiring a better understanding of methods used in mechanical engineering. The topic automation provides students with an overview of modern automated production systems, covering all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation. It also features an automation related company visit.
The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) conducts the academic content. The simulation part covers two weeks of lectures and extensive project work whereas the automation part covers one week of lectures.