New Program in Cooperation with MSM Maastricht School of Management
Expected Start in Winter Semester 2018/19 Graduates with the expertise to understand both the art of management and the complexities of engineering processes are increasingly sought after in today's industrial world.
M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities (MME-CONSTRUCT) caters to this demand in providing an industrial engineering Master's degree program that will give you the choice and the flexibility to work in two increasingly interlinked fields: at the interface of technology and economics. The need for continuous education and specialization is inevitable for professionals looking for career development and stability. Such professional engineers specialized in the field of industrial facilities are lacking, especially in developing countries. M.Sc. MME-CONSTRUCT is a new international interdisciplinary Master's degree course in the field of civil engineering focusing on structural engineering and risk management of industrial facilities.Therefore it covers both technical and socioeconomic aspects.
Design problems arise between mechanical and civil engineering, particularly in the design and construction of industrial structures. To address these problems communicated by the industry, the intended master course will be interdisciplinary, including aspects of civil engineering and mechanical engineering. Civil engineers are employed in a wide range of fields: whether in traditional manufacturing companies or in consulting firms, in financial institutions or in the food industry, in logistics companies or healthcare establishments – their flexibility enables industrial engineers to choose from a wide variety of different professional areas to work in.
MME-CONSTRUCT comprises two semesters of lectures, exercises and practical courses in structural Engineering of industrial facilities at RWTH Aachen University along with an eighteen-week management training block at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in the Netherlands. The fourth semester constitutes the Master's thesis, which can be written either at RWTH Aachen or MSM.
The Master's program generates highly qualified engineers with excellent knowledge in the field of industrial facilities and specific management skills. It combines structural engineering knowledge with an understanding of the social, economic and political impact of hazard events and intends to train engineers to provide holistic design solutions being able to work in both engineering and disaster management roles. During the management training block at MSM, students are trained in small groups to solve problems related to global transformation and sustainable competitiveness, organization development, and international project management.
In addition, RWTH School of Business and Economics will teach three business modules during the first year of the program. The final Master's thesis is an independent, pre-defined project to be completed in a fixed period of six months and can be written either at RWTH Aachen or Maastricht School of Management. The Master's thesis is generally concluded by an oral presentation.
Graduates of this degree program will have gained the skill set and competencies to work at the interface of technology and business administration. Postgraduates are then able to pursue careers in the multidisciplinary field of industrial facility design with management abilities in the industry, the public sector, and non-governmental organizations. It provides an application-based knowledge for designing, constructing and monitoring structures during operation and accidental events in compliance with international building codes. You will develop an understanding of the practical applications of the knowledge gained. Therefore you will be able to carry out site- or structure-specific risk analysis using modern tools to estimate the threat of natural hazards. Moreover, the program prepares you for leadership roles in the designing and risk management sectors.
Study in two European countries
MME-CONSTRUCT is a joint program, run by RWTH Aachen University in Germany and Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.
You can apply for this program through our online application portal: