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Introduction to Unreal Engine for Science (training course, online)

(Course no. 902021 in the training programme 2021 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

This course will take place as an online event on 4 successive Wednesdays. The link to the streaming platform will be provided to the registrants only.


03 Feb 2021 10:00
24 Feb 2021 15:00


The Unreal Engine is one of the state-of-the-art 3D engines, which is mainly used for game development. In recent years, however, its use in industry and science has been steadily increasing, which is further supported by new features from the producer Epic Games. The course offered here gives a basic introduction to the major functions when using the Unreal Editor and Visual Studio, offers tips and tricks for scientific use and deepens the acquired knowledge by using and extending an example application. We will talk about the difference between Blueprints and C++ and when to use which one, but we will also focus on the use of third party tools and the different possibilities of code management.

Roadmap and speakers:

  • Introduction to Unreal Engine (UE) - Andreas Franken
  • Programming with UE-Blueprints - Josef Azzam
  • Programming with C++ in UE - Dirk Helmrich
  • Transferring the knowledge to a use case - Andreas Franken


  • General programming skills
  • Computer with not outdated 3D acceleration
  • Installed and running version of Unreal Engine 4.25

Target audience:

Scientists who want to develop high-performance 3D or AR/VR applications


This course is given in English.


4 half days


Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00



Number of Participants:

minimum 5, maximum 20


Andreas Franken, Josef Azzam, Dirk Helmrich, JSC


Photo Andreas Franken
Andreas Franken
Phone: +49 2461 61-5391


Please register with Andreas Franken ( until 15 January.
If you do not belong to the staff of Forschungszentrum Jülich, we need these data for registration:
Given name, name, institute/organization, email address