Automotive Engineering and Transport M.Sc.
- Master of Science
- Start of Studies:
- Winter Semester, Summer Semester
- Standard Period of Studies:
- 3 semesters
- ECTS Credits:
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What does that mean?
ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.
First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
What does that mean?
A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).
Proficiency in German
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What does that mean?
You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.
Admission to First Semester
Admission to Higher Semesters
Dates and Deadlines
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.
Building on the foundation of the automotive engineering specialization with the Bachelor in Transport Engineering, a Master course of study in Automotive Engineering and Transport is offered at RWTH Aachen, in order to further expand and advance engineering skills in the areas of mobility and transport. The high degree of networking between machines and facilities for the transportation of people and goods requires collaboration between automotive engineering (road and rail vehicles), energy industry, and electrical engineering. The transshipment of humans and goods to individual vehicles makes up the content of materials handling technology for the increasingly growing interconnection of transport carriers. Against this backdrop, students are offered a comprehensive, inter- and multidisciplinary education, that allows them to confidently work within this network later their later career.
The three semester long course of study is broken down into two pieces. 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 thesis.
The necessary subject knowledge is taught in the following specializations:
- Road Vehicle Engineering
- Rail Vehicle Engineering
- Material Handling Technology
An outline of the degree content is given in the curriculum, which you can find on the faculty overview page of courses of study.
A prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether it fulfills the entrance requirements. On the faculty website you can find detailed information on how to apply.
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.
Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.
Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.
The Master course of study in Automotive Engineering and Transport is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.