Germany is worldwide the primary location in researching and developing new technologies in mechanical engineering industries and textile production. Germany is also one of the biggest producers of technical textiles.

The RWTH Textile Engineering department (ITA) has been honoured frequently for their innovations and leading position in textile engineering (e.g. Techtextil Innovation Award 2015). The M.Sc. in Textile Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse science and engineering principles.
The programme provides knowledge on the latest development in textile technology in a wide range of subjects covering high-performance fibres, 3D-textiles and new processes and machines to manufacture textile products. In June 2015, the programme has - in addition to the accreditation by ASIIN e.V. - also been accredited by the Textile Institute.

+++ New Programme to start in the Winter Semester 2016/17 +++

Graduates with the expertise to understand both the art of management and the complexities of engineering processes are increasingly sought after in today's industrial world. The MME-CAME caters to this demand as an industrial engineering master's programme that will give you the choice and the flexibility to work in two increasingly interlinked fields of today's professional activities: technology and business administration.

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office of the RWTH Aachen University, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and various institutes of the RWTH Aachen University to offer a perfect mix of technical study and cultural experience. Six technical courses and one German language course offer international students the opportunity to take part in excellent science and research at RWTH Aachen University.

New Programme in Cooperation with the MSM Maastricht School of Management +++ Expected Start in the Winter Semester 2016/17

Water management systems are fundamental to society, through the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of waste water, the flood and costal protection and through the social and ecological roles of water management. Significant resources are invested to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements as defined by increasing social and environmental requirements, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. This M.Sc. programme provides the educational base and professional foundation for water specialists. Water specialists that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem solving.

The last intakes for these programmes has been in 2011. Students still enrolled, can contact Ms Teppler for further guidance. The RWTH International Academy wishes all students good luck for their graduation and will be glad to provide support, if necessary.

M.Sc. Combustion Engines - discontinued programme - official ending is SS 2014

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Graduates skilled to understand both the art of management and complex engineering processes are increasingly sought after in today's industrial world. The Master of Science in Management and Engineering in Production Systems is a unique programme conducted as a combination of two European high level universities well reputed in their specific fields. The German RWTH Aachen University holds one of the best faculties of mechanical engineering worldwide * and conducts the programme’s engineering part. The Dutch Maastricht School of Management (MSM) has a worldwide reputation for its programmes in business and management teaching.

The course of study “Master of Science Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems" (MME-EPS)  is an interdisciplinary programme conducted by two European universities, well-reputed in their specific fields. The German RWTH Aachen University has one of the best faculties of mechanical engineering worldwide and conducts the programme's engineering part.

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.

Profound skills in computer-aided methods are of growing importance for every engineer in all fields of professional activity. Many leading institutions of higher education all around the world take this into account in the design of their curricula and the teaching methods they apply.

Apply now! The application portal for the next intake (winter semester 2016/17) has opened!


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