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The goal of this course of study of the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the broad training of mechanical engineers, who may be employed in all technical fields in the industry in research and development as well as in production and distribution.

The Master programs are scientific, research-oriented degree programs, aligned towards basic principles and methods. They enable students to be successful professionally successful over their entire career, because they are not restricted to learning current material, but also learn theoretical underlying fundamental concepts and methods, that last longer than current trends.

The most important future tasks in energy engineering can be summarized in two key terms: conservation of resources and environmenal conservation. Both goals require the improvement of existing energy conversion processes, including the implemented apparatuses, machines, and the related energy system engineering. Simultaneously, the development of new energy conversion processes based on renewable energies are immediately needed, in order to make resources, that are increasingly running out, technically mature and to make economically feasible alternative available. Concrete areas of responsibilites for energy engineers and within the energy engineering course of study result directly from these issues.

Programme Structure


The three semester long course of study is broken down into two pieces. During the two semester examination period, students should complete all mandatory and elective modules. In the final and third semester, students independently work on a defined research topic and finish their Master thesis.

The necessary subject knowledge is taught in the following specializations:

  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Turbomachines and Jet Propulsion
  • Combustion Engines
  • Reactor Safety and Technology
  • Renewable Energy Engineering

Entry Requirement

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • Proficiency in German

Career Prospects

After successfully completing the Master's program, it is possible for students to apply for doctoral studies at one of the chairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A profession in any technical field and almost any branch and sector of industry both domestically and abroad is possible. Futhermore, graduates are able to successfully work in integrative and interdisciplinary topic areas.

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