Automation Engineering M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


Degree Content

The course of study lay out in the first semesters can vary depending on a student's education background. The course of study has its own homepage, where you can find all the information about the course of study lay out.

An outline of the degree content is given in the curriculum, which you can find on the faculty overview page of courses of study.



A prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree. The necessary background education is stated in the exam regulation. It defines the required technical prerequisites for degrees in mechanical engineering courses of study, mechatronics, materials engineering, simulation engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and courses of study with similar technical profiles. The exam board determines whether the admissions requirements have been fulfilled. On the faculty website you can find detailed information on how to apply.


Examination Regulations

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.



The interdisciplinary course of study in Automation Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, and the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering.