M. Sc. Management & Engineering in Production Systems


Program Description

Graduates skilled to understand both the art of management and complex engineering processes are increasingly sought after in today's industrial world. This master is a unique program conducted as a combination of two European high-level universities well reputed in their specific fields. The German RWTH Aachen University holds one of the best faculties of mechanical engineering worldwide and conducts the program’s engineering part. The Dutch Maastricht Management School has a worldwide reputation for its programs in business and management teaching.

Engineering & Management at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

The program’s part which is derived from the M.Sc. program Production Systems Engineering provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of production technology, production systems, and production-related processes. It particularly focuses on industrial R&D practice in the four areas of the organisation, manufacturing technology, production machines and resources, and quality management. Research directly influences the curriculum, ensuring that students are exposed to the most up-to-date information and practices possible.

Management at Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

Maastricht School of Management contributes the business-related component to this program. Students will be trained as a globally-oriented manager with solid knowledge of the core management processes and with the understanding of the major social and environmental issues that set the scene for business processes in emerging economies. Throughout the program, students will be challenged to explore feasible innovations that balance business and development perspectives.


Graduates of the program will have gained profound skills in management and engineering, being prepared for leading positions in industrial engineering companies. The M.Sc. also qualifies graduates for a further career path at universities, e.g. for Ph.D. studies.

Cooperating Institutes

The scientific leadership for the Master Program Management and Engineering (MME) lies with the faculty of mechanical engineering of RWTH Aachen University and the RWTH Aachen School of Business and Economics, as well as the Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

The faculty of mechanical engineering, faculty 4, is one of nine faculties of RWTH Aachen University. Around 50 different institutes belong to the faculty 4 which research in the field of mechanical engineering and also conduct the teaching for students of RWTH Aachen University. Mainly, the Laboratory for Machine Tools of RWTH Aachen University (WZL) holds responsibility for the academic content of the program. Across the world and for many decades now the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering stands for successful and forward-thinking research and innovation in the area of production engineering. In eight different work areas, research activities not only relate to fundamental theories and findings but also to the application of findings in an industrial context. Furthermore, practical solutions are worked out for the purposes of rationalizing production.

Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University

The RWTH Aachen School of Business and Economics provides teaching in the four Business Administration and Engineering degree programs: Business Administration and Civil Engineering, Business Administration and Electrical Power Engineering, Business Administration and Materials and Process Engineering, and Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering. This figure constitutes 13% of all the students enrolled within the nine faculties and schools of RWTH Aachen University. Currently, 26 professors and around 80 academic staff members are working for the School of Business and Economics in teaching and research.

Management and Business at Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

The business-related contribution to this program is conducted by the Maastricht School of Management (MSM). Maastricht School of Management has been a leading international institution for postgraduate management education for more than 60 years. Today MSM is recognized across the world for its unique contribution to management science in emerging economies and developing countries. It has established a presence in more than 20 countries; maintains an extensive alumni network and has around 2000 students graduating each year from its programs. MSM offers internationally accredited degree programs (MBA, Executive MBA, MSc, DBA, and Ph.D.) and a broad range of short executive non-degree courses.

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About the School

Aachen(Aix-La-Chapelle), the westernmost city in Germany, accommodates not only the Aachen Cathedral, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence.

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