Project Semester - Made in Germany

Lab Projects with Focus on Engineering in summer term 2024

Are you ready to embark on a transformative academic journey that combines hands-on project work with the rich cultural experience of Germany? Aalen University of Applied Sciences is thrilled to introduce the "Project Semester - Made in Germany," a unique opportunity for international students to immerse themselves in innovative and hands-on projects.

About "Project Semester - Made in Germany"

With our "Project Semester - Made in Germany," we believe in learning by doing. Our program offers a dynamic and flexible approach to higher education, allowing you to tailor your academic and practical experience to your interests and career goals. 

A practical and intercultural Experience

The "Project Semester - Made in Germany" is structured into four essential components, each designed to enrich your academic and cultural experience:

3 or 6 ECTS5 or 6 ECTS3 or 6 ECTS6 - 24 ECTS
German as a Foreign LanguageIntercultural CommunicationProject ManagementOne or more independent project works with variable workload
  • German as a Foreign Language: Immerse yourself in the German language, with options for both beginner and advanced learners. Choose this course to strengthen your language skills and enhance your cultural immersion.

  • Intercultural Communication: Gain valuable skills in understanding and navigating cultural diversity. This course is essential for thriving in a globalized world.

  • Project Management: Learn how to use specific knowledge, skills, tools and techniques such as KANBAN to successfully lead and implement your projects.

  • Independent Project Work: Dive into your chosen projects, with flexible options to earn from 12 to 24 ECTS credits (Master students in need of 30 ECTS may skip Modules 2 and 3, but still need to take a German language course in addition). Explore fields such as deep learning, artificial intelligence, photonics, and more, while applying your knowledge in real-world settings.

Customized Projects

Choose from a diverse range of projects, carefully curated to cater to your academic level – whether you're pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree. Dive into exciting areas such as:

  • Deep Learning for Image Analysis: Unleash the potential of artificial intelligence in the realm of visual data. 
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Drive Technology: Explore the future of energy-efficient electrical systems.
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries: Contribute to cutting-edge research in energy storage solutions.
  • Industry 4.0: Join the revolution in smart manufacturing and automation.
  • Human-Centered AI: Develop AI solutions that enhance the human experience.
  • Optometry: Dive into the fascinating world of eye care and vision.
  • FEM for Electromagnetism: Master finite element methods in electromagnetics.
  • Applied Photonics: Harness the power of light for technological advancement.
  • Ultra Short Pulse Lasers: Pave the way for groundbreaking laser applications.
  • Biophotonics: Explore the intersection of light and life sciences.

You have the flexibility to pick one or more projects and define the workload for each, ensuring that your learning experience aligns with your aspirations.

Aalen University of Applied Sciences and the Region

Aalen University is member of the European Association of Universities (EUA), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and cooperates with more than 130 partner universities world-wide. Aalen University deals with leading edge themes in applied research, whether digital networking, health, electro-mobility, renewable energies, photonics or robotics are concerned. Since many years Aalen University is one of the strongest universities of applied sciences with respect to applied research in Germany. Research teams are for example contributing to IT security, biomedical topics related to cancer research; supra magnets to prolong the lifecycle of lithium ion batteries in electro-vehicles, resources based energy concepts, autonomous drive, and industry 4.0. 

We are located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, a place for dreamers who wish to form their own future, and Aalen University is at the forefront of this vision. Here in Southeastern Germany we are the number 1 innovative region in Europe, with numerous global players like Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Voith, and Zeiss.

As a student at Aalen University, you'll be surrounded by a thriving ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, offering unparalleled opportunities for collaboration and career growth.

Choose your topics and research fields in one of the state-of-the-art labs

Explore our project list for summer term 2023 to get a taste of the exciting opportunities that await you. From cutting-edge technology projects to sustainability initiatives, there's something for every passion and interest. 

Subject AreasTopics / FocusRequirementsWorkloads (in ECTS)LocationFaculty
Computer Science / Data AnalyticsDeep Learning for Image Analysis
Artificial Intelligence / Data Quality
Artificial Intelligence / Image Enhancement
Computer Scientist12 or moreIMFAA
Electronic EngineeringPower Electronics and Electrical Drive TechnologyPre-Bachelor / Bachelor preferredflexible, starts at 6Lab for el. Engines in ZiMATE-Building
Materials Science / Mechanical Eng. / ChemistryAdditive Manufacturing
Lithium Ion Batteries
Magnetic Materials

12 or moreIMFAA
Mechanical Eng. / Proj. DevelopmentRecycling Robotics
Industry 4.0
Human-Centered AI / Projekt "KI Cockpit"

flexible, starts at 6

OptometryOptometric ProjectBachelor Studentsindividually definedOptometry Lab building
Campus Burren

PhysicsMagnetism / Magnetometry
FEM for Electromagnetism
Physicist12 or moreIMFAA
Physics, OpticsApplied Photonics:
- ultra short pulse lasers
- Biophotonic
- Optics Technology
- additive manufacturing
Bachelor of Eng. / Bachelor of Sc.6 to 24Center for Optical Technologies

Your Benefits

Why choose "Project Semester - Made in Germany"?

  • Global Perspective: Collaborate with students from all corners of the globe, fostering a rich multicultural environment.
  • Career Development: Gain practical experience in research instituts and laboratories of Aalen University of Applied Sciences.
  • Cultural Immersion: Discover the beauty and culture of Germany, from its bustling cities to its serene countryside.
  • Academic Excellence: Benefit from the renowned academic expertise of our university and industry partners. 

Join Us on This Incredible Journey

Are you ready to take your education beyond the classroom and into the heart of Germany? "Project Semester - Made in Germany" is your ticket to a world of opportunities, growth, and unforgettable experiences. Apply now to start your adventure! Chose the Project Semester courses when selecting courses for your Learning Agreement.

For inquiries or more information, please contact us. We can't wait to welcome you to our vibrant community of global learners.

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Experience the future of education – "Project Semester - Made in Germany."