With this Master's course of study RWTH offers the possibility to advance knowledge gained during Bachelor studies and to specialize in a particular field based on individual interests.The curriculum is flexibly structured and offers a modular system – instead of set focuses – in which mandatory and elective components can be particularly easily combined.
Characteristics of this RWTH Aachen Course of Study
The power economy is a highly complex branch of the economy, which calls for specialized knowledge in business administration, energy engineering as well as the law in order to meet the requirements of an ever-changing industry and economy. With its focus on energy engineering, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering therefore offers a course of study that concentrates on the technical, innovative field of expertise. This degree program systematically emphasizes its future graduates' ability to work at the junction of disciplines.
Energy engineering is one of the faculty's largest fields of competence. Its spectrum covers all the classic fields – from E-mobility to intercontinental energy supply, to renewable energies and energy or battery storage, and the interconnection and regulation of power electronic systems. The faculty is among leading institutions not least because of its relationship with strong research partners,
The curriculum is made up of a flexible system of mandatory, semi-elective and elective modules. The elective options enable students to individually shape and focus their studies while also ensuring broad scientific skills through the module catalogue's systematic guidance. Thus, it is the intelligent and well-balanced mix that makes the graduates of this degree program such sought-after professional newcomers in the diverse branches of the energy industry.
The course of study is comprised of nearly equal parts of engineering and business administration modules. Further modules are planned in the area of soft skills. The Master's Thesis, which is completed in either one of the two major areas, concludes the degree program.
In the field of engineering, the following modules must be taken:
Furthermore, four Core Subjects and two Minors in the field of Energy Engineering must be selected from the respective catalogues. Further modules, for instance a seminar or project as well as a subject of choice complete the technical part of studies. The subject of choice can be selected from among the different areas of specialization in electrical engineering in order to gain interdisciplinary competencies and will not count towards your grades.
Business Administration Studies
In the field of business administration, a choice of the following specializations is offered:
Modules within the area of specialization can typically be freely chosen. Individual modules outside of your area of specialization can furthermore be taken in the general area of business administration. Besides regular courses – such as Business Valuation, Algorithmic Game Theory, Labour Law, or Quantitative Innovation Research – the School of Business and Economics each semester also offers a list of Modules on current topics, such as Accenture Campus Challenge, Siemens Venture Cup or Global Intercultural Marketing, which can also be selected, as long as they come from the respective area of specialization that is. Some of those modules can be taken as a project module, meaning that it is a module taught in a didactically different way.
Graduates from the Business Administration and Engineering Bachelor and Master's course of study with a Specialization in Electrical Power Engineering can work in many branches of the industry. Below are current fields of occupation for gradutes:
The results of the graduate survey of the class of 2010 revealed that all graduates had long-term gainful empoyment within a year of receiving their degree. 42 percent of graduates complete doctoral studies after their Master's. According to the VWI's 2011 job profile investigation, university studies lead to success in higher management levels more than an academic education at a university of applied science or a professional academy, from companies' perspective.
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