RWTH International Academy

Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
English only
Winter semester: 01 Mar/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
€ 5500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
Fully finished applications until January 15th (Non-EU)/April 15th (EU) receive a 10% discount on the tuition fees.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering or a related discipline, such as Automotive, Aerospace or energy engineering, manufacturing, structural, industrial or production engineering).

Fundamental knowledge in the following subjects (preliminary):

  1. Fundamentals in mathematics and natural sciences (75 CP): mathematics, mechanics, material sciences, thermodynamics, computer sciences/programming, physics, technical drawing/machine elements.
  2. Fundamentals in engineering (45 CP): fluid mechanics, control engineering, simulation methods, modeling, theory of vibration, design, manufacturing technology, structural design.
Work Experience

A minimum of 12 months' work experience.

GPA Comment

Good performance in your undergraduate studies.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With at least grade B.
min 5.5
min 90
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
CEFR German
min A2
Specification: Students must pass the A2.2 level exam in order to graduate in this master's degree program.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The score reports must not be older than two years by 1 August of the year the degree course you are applying for will start. Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. German language knowledge is not required for application but for graduating.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:March 02 (German)March 02 (EU)December 02 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

In order to apply you'll need the following documents:

  1. University transcript of records (preferably with ECTS conversion).
  2. Proof of at least 12 months' work experience: the program requires a minimum of 12 months' work experience by the time of enrollment. The proof of work experience must include the following information:
    1. The employer's address and stamp.
    2. Contact details of your supervisor.
    3. Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date (duration).
    4. Weekly hours.
    5. Job title.
    6. Short task description.
    7. Please note: your proof of work experience must be signed by a superior or HR.
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  4. Letter of intent (1 page): please answer the following questions in detail:
    1. What perceptions do you have when thinking of studying in Germany?
    2. Why do you want to study at RWTH Aachen University?
    3. Why did you choose the program in question?
    4. Please mention your past academic or university experiences.
    5. Where did you receive information about RWTH Aachen University and the program?
    6. In what way does the program in question contribute to you achieving your career goals?
  5. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).
  6. Two letters of recommendation: please note that no standard form or format is required for the letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation can be issued by a university professor/lecturer or by a superior from your employment. It should, however, provide the following information:
    1. Your relationship with the author.
    2. Your academic/professional history.
    3. Your qualities/achievements/ambitions in your respective field.
    4. Your personal traits and goals.
    5. The author’s signature.
    6. Be written on the institution's/company's letterhead (if possible).
    7. Bear the stamp of the issuing institution/company (if possible).
  7. University degree certificate.
  8. GRE (Graduate Record Examination) – Verbal reasoning 145 | Quantitative reasoning 160 | Analytical writing 3 (only for non-EU and non-EEA applicants).
  9. APS, only for applicants with a first degree from China.

If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. These copies do not need to be notarized.

The application process is 100% digital.

Further Information

For more information please check the

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