M.Sc. Production Systems Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

Program Description

M.Sc. Production Systems Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University

The program Master of Science in Production Systems Engineering builds upon the existing qualifications of the students and facilitates a deepening of the knowledge in the fields of materials, manufacturing processes, process and product engineering, manufacturing system design, manufacturing competitiveness and management. Skills such as leading and functioning within project teams and being able to communicate effectively will be strengthened. By extensive laboratory experience, the graduate will be able to carry out fundamental or applied research, to identify vital work steps and to communicate the results of such research.

Program Structure

To achieve a Master of Science in "Production Systems Engineering" students have to satisfy certain requirements by taking compulsory courses and elective courses. The compulsory subjects cover the fundamentals of Production Systems Engineering, such as Welding and Joining Technologies, Manufacturing Technology, Machine Tools, Production Management, Quality Management as well as Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics and Work Organisation. For the elective subjects students can choose from one of several possibilities in the fields of Logistics, Virtual Machine Tools, Advanced Software Engineering, Machine Design Process, Tribology, Production Metrology, Modelling, Mechatronics or Control Engineering.

Program Overview

  • Compulsory courses (lectures, exercises, laboratory courses)
  • Elective courses (lectures, exercises, laboratory courses)
  • Master's thesis
  • German language course (B1 - September and during first semester)

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 in October
  • Application Deadline: Application deadline is 1 March of each year for international students and 15 July for EU/ German students.

Program Objective

Product engineers work in a multitude of areas within industry and research departments, including development, design, sales and distribution, quality management and organisation. The Master's degree awarded by the RWTH is recognised worldwide and qualifies graduates for further PhD studies.

Organization of the Program

The courses are organized in winter semesters (beginning 1 October) and summer semesters (beginning 1 April). The lectures are held in the winter semester by mid of February and in the summer semester by mid of July. Most exams are given in the lecture free period (mid-February - end of March/mid-July - end of September.

Self-Responsibility of Students

As part of the German higher education system, students are challenged to develop a high degree of self-responsibility, self-motivation and self-organization. For most lectures no attendance duty exists and students are encouraged to plan the studies by themselves.

Teaching Staff

The scientific content of the M.Sc. program is conducted by several institutes of the RWTH Aachen University's faculty of mechanical engineering. For each course a professor holds the scientific responsibility, while the lectures are usually conducted not only by the professors themselves, but also by their chief-engineers, as well as by their research associates. The responsibility for education is usually a shared responsibility for chief-engineers as well as research associates, who have an official authorization to fulfil this task. Teaching Units

The teaching of the MSc. program takes places in various forms: lectures, exercises and practices. Lectures are usually taught via a presentation of the relevant teaching material. Some professors might also ask questions and seek for interaction with the students. In the corresponding exercises the teaching material will be applied by the students in a more interactive form, e.g. via calculation tasks. Practices are also a more applied form of teaching and can e.g. take place in labs.

Applicant's Profile

  • 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.
  • Fundamental knowledge in the fields of engineering, mathematics and natural science that should be covered within the following modules: Mathematics, Mechanics, Material Sciences, Thermodynamics, Informatics/Programming/Computer Science, Physics, Technical Drawing and CAD.
  • Furthermore knowledge in the following courses is requested: Fluid Dynamics, Automatic Control, Design Engineering, Production Management, Machine Tools, Manufacturing Technology, Electrical Drives, Quality Management, Fluid Techniques, and Material Techniques.
  • Very good performance in your undergraduate studies.
  • Practical work experience

Application portal

You can apply for this program through our online application portal:


This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2019
4 semesters
Full time
19,600 EUR
4,900 EUR per semester (4 semesters)
Germany - Stolberg (Rhineland), North Rhine-Westphalia
Start date : Oct. 2019
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Germany - Stolberg (Rhineland), North Rhine-Westphalia
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