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 General Mechanical Engineering course of study, ending in a Master of Science degree, particularly prepares students for a professional career in research and development. The education is strongly focused on the fundamentals of the natural sciences, technology development, and engineering methods, and is supplemented through interdisciplinary content. A solid basis of engineering knowledge in mechanical engineering is ensured through a defined framework of mandatory subjects and focus modules.

Program Structure


The three semester long course of study is broken down into two parts. 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's thesis.

The curriculum is oriented towards students' individual interests, and is supplemented through the respective subject combinations and specializations and must be approved by the course of study advisor and examination board at the beginning of studies. The following specializations are offered:

  • Medical Technology
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Simulation Technology
  • Fluid Power Technology
  • Materials Engineering

Entry Requirement


  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulationsMehr Informationen
  • 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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