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


Program Description

Profound skills in computer-aided methods are of growing importance for every engineer in all fields of professional activity. The M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering (CAME) at the RWTH Aachen University addresses specifically the purposes of the practicing mechanical engineer. Within one program you can choose between two specializations - one design-oriented and one production-oriented - to fit your personal interest best. Thus, students can chart a customized learning program according to their educational background and professional career plans.

Our graduates

  • work at companies such as Anvis, BASF, Continental, Fiat, Ford, Kautex, Liebherr, Rolls Royce, Toyota, Volkswagen.
  • find a job within 3 months after graduation (about 68%)
  • increase their salary by up to 100% (about 53 %).

At the beginning of the program, students choose to pursue either the "Conception of Machines" or the "Production of Machines" specialization. Both specializations consist of lectures and practice elements, such as exercises and laboratory sessions, during which students are exposed to the most advanced techniques in the field. Our students are taught by internationally known and academically accredited specialists from the respective disciplines or faculties in an environment that focuses on facilitating your intellectual, professional and personal advancement. In addition, an industrial internship and a research project work (Mini Thesis) are an integral part of each study track. The Master Thesis concludes the four-semester study program to be awarded the Master of Science degree from the RWTH Aachen University.

Program Structure

The specialization “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 specialization include the fundamentals of structural mechanics, computational analysis, finite element methods and computer-aided design.

The specialization "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 coursework, students of the Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering program 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, modeling, a theory of vibrations, manufacturing engineering, CAD.

Key Facts

  • English-taught
  • 2-Year program (4 semesters)
  • 120 Credit points
  • Master of Science - M.Sc. (RWTH)
  • Fees: 4,900 EUR per semester
  • Start: Every year on October
  • Application Deadline: 1 March of each year for international students and 15 July for EU/ German students.
  • Application portal: www.applyatrwth.de
Last updated May 2018

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.

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. Read less
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