Management and Engineering in Production Systems M.Sc.


Private Course of Study

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter 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 prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven as determined in the examination regulations. The examination board determines whether the candidate fulfills the entrance requirements.

  • Proficiency in English --- 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.

  • GRE certificate
  • Relevant job experience

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Language Requirements

  • B2 English Language Certificate

Dates and Deadlines

  • Application deadline for non-EU applicants: March 1 of each year; application deadline for EU applicants: July 15 of each year

Program Description

The M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Production Systems (M.Sc. MME-PS) is an interdisciplinary program conducted by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) and RWTH School of Business and Economics. In this unique program students will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of production technology, production systems and production-related processes, while also learning essential business management skills and thus building a strong application orientated background to plan and manage industrial projects.


Degree Content

The M.Sc. MME-PS is a full-time study program on campus in Aachen, leading to a M.Sc. degree
to be awarded from RWTH Aachen University. The program particularly focuses on industrial R&D practice in the four areas of organization, manufacturing technology, production machines and resources, and quality management. Students will learn to plan cutting-edge factories by selecting innovate production machines and assembly systems while also knowing how to optimize management control systems for more efficient financial planning and cost analysis.
A large number of electives allows students to widen their scope of knowledge and focus on specific area of interest to gain a unique profile that suits them best. For more detailed program information visit RWTH International Academy, the course of study website.



A prerequisite for starting this course of studies is a first university degree which proves the necessary background education as determined in the examination regulations. Furthermore, a GRE certificate with the min. scores of 145 VR, 160 QR, 3 AW as well as practical work experience of at least 6 months are mandatory admission requirements. The examination board determines whether the applicant fulfills the entrance requirements.


Career Prospects

After successfully completing the Master's program, graduates of the M.Sc. MME-PS will become industrial engineers with a sound knowledge of key management processes best prepared for leading positions in engineering companies that shape the economy of the 21st century. Graduates can work at the interface between engineering and business issues as Application & Manufacturing Engineer, Risk Manager or Project Manager. After being awarded the RWTH Aachen University Master's Degree, graduates will be qualified for doctoral studies as well.


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 General Examination Regulations.

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

Some regulations have been translated or are currently being translated into English. Please note, however, that examination regulations are officially published in German and this is the only legally binding version!



The M.Sc. MME-PS is a highly interdisciplinary program led by worldwide renowned Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
The management modules are conducted by the RWTH School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.


For Your Information

RWTH Aachen offers some of its courses of study in collaboration with other (private) institutions. They are not part of the courses of study under public law, and thus are not governed by legal guidelines, e.g. university placement allocation.  Some have tuition fees and require a period of professional experience.

Information about prerequisites, application processes, the university placement allocation process, and academic content is available from the host institution, to which you are applying.