M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

Program Description

M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering

Please note: Application deadline is 1 March of each year.

Good skills in computer-aided methods are of growing importance for every engineer in all fields of activity. This is taken into account in modern teaching of all leading institutions of higher education all around the world. In contrast to other programmes, the RWTH master programme Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering (CAME) addresses specifically the purposes of the practicing mechanical engineer, with emphasis on conception and production. According to your educational and professional background, we design together with you in advance of your stay with us a customized learning programme that enables you to carry out your studies according to your personal professional ideas and plans. You will be exposed to the most advanced techniques in the field, presented by internationally known specialists, in an environment focussing on your intellectual, professional and personal advancement.

Programme Structure

The programme "Master of Science in Computer-Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering" is organized into two major areas of focus.

The first segment, “Conception of Machines," prepares students to develop and apply modern computer-aided methods focused on the construction and dimensioning of structures and mechanical engineering systems according to functional requirements. The core compulsory courses for this area of specialisation include the fundamentals of structural mechanics, computational analysis, finite element methods and computer-aided design.

The second segment, "Production," prepares students to develop and use computer-aided systems in modern industrial production, which includes manufacturing, production systems, planning, and management.

In addition to the course work, students of the Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering programme must also complete the following:

  • A complementary German course (to be completed with the DSM examination)
  • A nine-week industrial internship
  • A study-integrated mini-thesis
  • A four month Master thesis

Institute of General Mechanics (IAM)

The Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) of RWTH Aachen University has a permanent staff of 41, including 18 research associates and scientific assistants as well as 22 employees and apprentices in the administrative division, laboratories, construction office, and electrical and mechanical workshops. In addition, approximately 80 student assistants are engaged to help with teaching and research. In August 2013, Bernd Markert was appointed full professor at the RWTH Aachen University and Director of the Institute of General Mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His present research focuses on the theory and numerics of general coupled problems, computational and experimental biomechanics and structural mechanics, as well as extended continuum methods, such as phase-field models. The research at the IAM pursues the idea of a holistic approach by combining the expertise in Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Mechanics in the sense of "Everything from a single source.“ As the name of the institute suggests, the addressed research topics are manifold ranging from modeling super-alloy turbine blades over lifetime assessment of high-speed train components to simulating and experimental testing of degenerated human knee joints using bioreactors and a micro-CT scanner.

Academic Requirements for CAME

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, such as Automotive, Aerospace or Energy Engineering, Manufacturing, Structural, Industrial or Production Engineering, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution.
  • Good performance in your undergraduate studies.
  • Fundamental knowledge in the following subjects: mechanics, materials science, thermodynamics, machine design, informatics, mathematics, physics. Furthermore in: fluid mechanics, automatic control, finite elements, modelling, theory of vibrations, manufacturing engineering, CAD.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
16,800 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Germany Aachen, North Rhine Westphalia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 16,800 EUR