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Academic programme

The academic programme of the International Summer University Darmstadt combines seminars and field trips on "Energy Efficient and Smart Building Infrasturcture Systems" and German-as-a-foreign-language-classes. You can earn up to 6 ECTS credit points upon successful completion of the academic courses and 3 ECTS credit points for attending the German language course. 

Seminar (course modules) and field trips

The Hessen:ISU Darmstadt provides you with knowledge about smart homes, energy efficient building and construction technologies, simulation and modelling, user interactions and e-mobility.

The academic courses taught in English by our Electrical Engineering and Information Technology professors and other experts are complemented by field trips to building sites, companies and public institutions, enabling you to apply your knowledge at first hand. An additional one-week excursion to North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne will bring you to companies and public institutions with an emphasis on building automation and control and smart living.

Please find detailed module descriptions on the right-hand side.

German language courses

Learn the most widely spoken language in Europe! German skills can give you the edge in your global career.

The classes are planned and provided by the h_da language centre, which has long-standing experience in teaching foreign languages. You will be taught by qualified instructors of German as a foreign language who will pay special attention to your personal learning needs and interests. Class sizes of no more than 12 students guarantee intensive learning.

ISU Darmstadt is offering a German language course that is included in the programme fee. The course is offered on different levels.  According to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) the levels are:

Basic Level 1 (A1 CEFR)

Beginners with no knowledge of German

Basic Level 2 (A2 CEFR)

Students with little knowledge of German

Intermediate Level 1 (B1 CEFR)

Students with a basic knowledge of German

You will be placed in the level suitable to your background.

Courses on higher levels can be offered on demand.

For a detailed description of the different language levels and self-assessment check the europass-website.

Please find detailed module descriptions on the right-hand side.


Ms. Jessica Mayer
Max-Planck-Straße 2
64807 Dieburg
Office: F01, 110
Phone: +49.6151.16-39285

Hessen:ISU 2018 Schedule