The English-taught course "Networked Production Engineering” (NPE) includes three focus areas (tracks), which offer students the opportunity for specialization in their field of interest: Additive Manufacturing, Smart Factory, and E-Mobility.
There is a high level of industrial, intersectional and international significance attached to additive manufacturing processes in production technology, which is closely linked to strong demand for qualified personnel in the area.
The implementation of Industry 4.0 requires skilled workers that are adapted to current as well as future requirements of digital production. Within these future production networks, qualified employees play an important role as problem solvers, experience bearers and decision-makers and are essential as developers of new products and work processes.
Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
The Engineering part of the program will be conducted by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. This faculty sees its foremost mission in training highly qualified and responsible engineers in the broad field of Mechanical Engineering, including Networked Production Engineering, for future leading positions in industry and society. Students will be trained by highly reputed professors to acquire further expertise and in-depth knowledge in the production sector.
The scientific leadership for the master's program in Networked Production Engineering lies with the WZL – Laboratory for Machine Tools of RWTH Aachen University. For many decades now, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering has enjoyed a worldwide reputation for successful and progressive research and innovation in the area of production engineering. Performed in eight different work areas, research activities do not only relate to fundamental theories and findings but also to the application of findings in an industrial context. Furthermore, practical solutions are developed to rationalize production.
The WZL is also part of the Cluster of Excellence- Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries. In this Cluster of Excellence, more than 20 institutes for material and production technology cooperate at the RWTH Aachen University in conducting research on the fundamentals of a sustainable production strategy. The cluster's aim is to assure production in high-wage countries whilst also taking into account the dynamic framework of a world affected by globalization.
- 2 Year program (4 semesters)
- 120 Credit points
- Master of Science - M.Sc. (RWTH)
- Place of Study: Aachen, Germany
- Fees: 4,500 EUR per semester
- Start: Every year in October
- Application Deadline: Application deadline is 1 March of each year for international students and 15 July for EU/ German students.
- Application Portal: www.applyatrwth.de
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.