Business Administration and Engineering: Mechanical Engineering M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
3 semesters
ECTS Credits:
90Mehr 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


Through the Master's course of study in Business Administration and Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, students acquire both engineering and business administrative skills. This interdisciplinary education enables students to later work in engineering, business administrative, and above all, interdisciplinary fields.

Studies encompass three core semesters, in which students work to acquire 90 ECTS. Practical training is not required.

During the first examination period, students choose the respective engineering and business administrative career field. The engineering concentrations are separated once again in various fields of specialization.

Through a combination of the Master's thesis with various elective in the engineering and business administrative concentrations, students can determine individual study focuses.


Degree Content

Structure of the modules (extent in CP according to specialization):

  • Mandatory Engineering Section (0-21 CP)
  • Elective Engineering Section (9-30 CP)
  • Elective Business Administration Section (30 CP)

Comprehensive Engineering Specializations:

  • Production Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Power and Process Engineering (Power or Process Engineering)
  • Plastics and Textile Technology (Plastics or Textile Technology)
  • Automotive Engineering and Transport (Road vehicle, rail or material handling technology)
  • Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics

Business Administrative Concentrations:

Students complete a total of 30 CP in business administration from one of the following concentrations:

  • Sustainability and Corporations
  • Operations Research and Management
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Corporate Development and Strategy
  • General Business & Economics

An overview of the modules is available on the School of Business and Economics website.


An internship is not required for this course of study.

Master's Thesis:

The Master's thesis can be completed in either a economic or engineering discipline. It is also possible to write an interdisciplinary thesis. 22 weeks are reserved for writing the thesis.

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


Curriculum Information

The course of study layouts provide an overview of the courses of study for the varying technical specializations.


Study abroad

Study abroad within the framework of exchange programs and numerous cooperations with universities all over the world are possible. However they are not planned into the course of study scheudle, and should be planned early on with the departmental advising or study abroad advising.



A prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether it fulfills the entrance requirements. On the faculty website you can find detailed information on how to apply.


Career Prospects

An occupation is possible in both engineering or economics. Integrative, interdisciplinary work is excellently suited for graduates of this course of study.


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 Business Administration and Engineering: Mechanical Engineering course of study is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Business and Economics.