General Mechanical Engineering M.Sc.
- Master of Science
- Start of Studies:
- Winter Semester, Summer Semester
- Standard Period of Studies:
- 3 semesters
- ECTS Credits:
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What does that mean?
ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.
First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
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
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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
The goal of this course of study of the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the broad training of mechanical engineers, who may be employed in all technical fields in the industry in research and development as well as in production and distribution.
The Master programs are scientific, research-oriented degree programs, aligned towards basic principles and methods. They enable students to be successful professionally successful over their entire career, because they are not restricted to learning current material, but also learn theoretical underlying fundamental concepts and methods, that last longer than current trends.
The General Mechanical Engineering course of study, ending in a Master of Science degree, particularly prepares students for a professional career in research and development. The education is strongly focused on the fundamentals of the natural sciences, technology development, and engineering methods, and is supplemented through interdisciplinary content. A solid basis of engineering knowledge in mechanical engineering is ensured through a defined framework of mandatory subjects and focus modules.
The three semester long course of study is broken down into two parts. During the two semester examination period, students should complete all mandatory and elective modules. In the final and third semester, students independently work on a defined research topic and finish their Master's thesis.
The curriculum is oriented towards students' individual interests, and is supplemented through the respective subject combinations and specializations and must be approved by the course of study advisor and examination board at the beginning of studies. The following specializations are offered:
- Medical Technology
- Microsystems Technology
- Simulation Technology
- Fluid Power Technology
- Materials Engineering
An outline of the degree content is given in the curriculum, which you can find on the faculty overview page of courses of study. Detailed information is also available on the Department of Medical Technology website.
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.
After successfully completing the Master's program, it is possible for students to apply for doctoral studies at one of the chairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A profession in any technical field and almost any branch and sector of industry both domestically and abroad is possible. Futhermore, graduates are able to successfully work in integrative and interdisciplinary topic areas.
Module Handbook and Examination Regulations
The module handbook provides a description of all modules of a degree program and offers a comprehensive insight into the program contents.
The examination regulations are comprised of legally binding provisions on learning objectives, prerequisites for study, the course structure and processes, and examination procedures.
Regulations that generally apply to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including information on language proficiency requirements, can be found in RWTH's General Examination Regulations. These general regulations are further specified and complemented by the subject-specific examination regulations.
If two examination regulations are valid for a degree program during a transition phase, the most current version shall apply to students enrolling in the program for the first time.
Please note that only the German examination regulations are legally binding.
Subject Specific Examination Regulations
RWTH's General Examination Regulations
The Master course of study in General Mechanical Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.