M.Sc. Production Systems Engineering

The programme Master of Science in Production Systems Engineering builds upon the existing qualifications of the students and facilitates a deepening of the knowledge in the fields of materials, manufacturing processes, process and product engineering, manufacturing system design, manufacturing competitiveness and management. Skills such as leading and functioning within project teams and being able to communicate effectively will be strengthened. By extensive laboratory experience, the graduate will be able to carry out fundamental or applied research, to identify vital work steps and to communicate the results of such research. The Master's degree awarded by the RWTH Aachen University is recognised worldwide and qualifies graduates for further PhD studies.

A production engineer is someone who...

  • provides quantitative analytical methods for process analysis, continuous improvement, and design of production systems
  • designs, directs, optimises and monitors production processes (lean buffering design, efficient raw material processing, product quality, etc.)
  • develops and improves mathematical modelling of serial production lines and assembly systems in the manufacturing process
  • analyses modelling results to improve the manufacturing performance and furthermore to identify process bottlenecks or buffering issues
  • selects or develops the adequate innovative production machines and assembly systems for state-of-the-art manufacturing planning

...to make a difference. Is this you?

Programme Overview

Students have to complete the following course elements as part of their master studies:

  • Compulsory courses (lectures, exercises, laboratory courses)
    • Manufacturing Technology, Production Management, Welding and Joining technologies, Gear and Transmission Technology, Mechatronics and Control Techniques for Production Plants,...
  • Elective courses (lectures, exercises, laboratory courses)
    • Machine Tools, Machine Design Process, Multibody Dynamics, Production Metrology, Control Engineering, Tribology, Advanced Software Engineering...
  • Master thesis
  • German language course (B1 - September and during first semester)

Key Facts

  • Entirely English-taught
  • 1,5 years programme (3 semesters)
  • 90 Credit points
  • Master of Science - M.Sc. (RWTH)
  • Fees: 4,500 EUR per semester
  • Start: Every year in October
  • Application Deadline:
    • Non-EU citizens: 1 March
    • Bildungsinländer, German and EU citizens: 15 July

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Last updated date

Sep 14 2017 - 5:02pm


Verena-Julia Thelen
Study Course Coordinator
Master Office Team