RWTH International Academy

Smart Production Engineering

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Mechanical Engineering
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
English only & German language course
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).

Suggested Fundamentals: mathematics, mechanics, material science, thermodynamics, informatics/programming/computer science, physics, machine design, fluid mechanics, automatic control, engineering design, production management, machine tools, manufacturing technology, fluid techniques, electrical drives, and energy storage systems.

Work Experience

Proof of at least 12 months' work experience.

Language Requirements

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

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 5.5
min 90
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With at least a grade of B.
CEFR English
min B2
CEFR German
min A2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by the placement test of the RWTH Language Center with level B2 (MK 7). Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. A German language course with the completion of A2 level is an integral part of the NPE curriculum. Students must pass the DSM exam (A2 level exam) in order to graduate in this Master's degree program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:March 02 (German)March 02 (EU)December 01 (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

You'll need the following documents for your application:

  1. University transcript of records (preferably with ECTS conversion).
  2. GRE General Test with minimum scores (Verbal Reasoning: 145 | Quantitative Reasoning: 160 | Analytical Writing: 3) (applicants from the EU and EEA are exempt).
  3. 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 ideally includes 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.
      Please note: your proof of work experience must be signed by a superior or HR.
  4. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  5. Letter of intent: applicants have to answer the following questions in detail:
    1. Which study track (Smart Factory, Additive Manufacturing, Electric Mobility Production) do you want to choose? What are your motivations and qualifications to study the track?
    2. What perceptions do you have when thinking of studying in Germany?
    3. Why do you want to study at RWTH Aachen University?
    4. Why did you choose the program?
    5. Please mention your past academic or university experiences.
    6. In what way does the program in question contribute to you achieving your career goals?
  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 ideally 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.
    7. Bear the stamp of the issuing institution/company.
  7. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).**
  8. University degree certificate.**
  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.

**At enrollment.

The application process is 100% digital.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website