Study Course Coordinator
This section is intended to provide interested applicants and enrolled master students with important information about academics as well as rules and regulations in academic matters.
Please find the curricula under the section Program Structure.
All RWTH International Academy Master's degree programs starts with the winter semester in early October of each year.
The German academic year is made up of a winter and a summer semester. Lectures are held until the middle of February in the winter semester and until the middle of July in the summer semester. Most exams are held in the lecture-free period (mid February to the end of March/mid July to the end of September).
For more info, check the RWTH Aachen University Academic Calendar.
|Winter Semester||1 October||31 March|
|mid February||end March|
|Summer Semester||1 April||30 September|
|mid July||end September|
The completion of a 9-week industrial internship is an integral part of the CAME program and designed for students to gain further practical experience in the industry. To prepare for the industrial internship, please read the following information material carefully. It will guide you to prepare for your internship and have it accredited later on:
As part of the CAME curriculum, students have to complete a mini thesis with a workload of 260 hours workload (9 CP). Students use the mini thesis recording sheet to keep track of their project progress. At the moment, the faculty still accepts the English version of the Mini-Thesis Recording Sheet (see "downloads" at the side). However, please note that the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is in process of introducing a new mini-thesis recording sheet in German, please double check with the updates with your Study Course Coordinator or Student Counselor in any doubts.
The master thesis is the final examination to complete your studies. As a requirement, students need to have completed at least 92 CP in order to register their master thesis. You have a maximum duration of four months to complete your master thesis (minimum duration is 2 months). You need to formally register your master thesis with the master thesis registration sheet. Please note that you need to fill in the German "Erfassungsbogen". For further details please see the examination regulations.
To track all the changes that have been implemented to the examination regulations, please visit here.
All courses and examinations at the University are subject to the General Examination Regulation. This legal document together with your course's specific Examination Regulation form the legal basis of any program offered by the University. These important documents determine the scope of your studies and inform about all rules and regulations regarding admission, exams, course structure, master thesis, etc.
All matters concerning examinations are dealt with by the ZPA - the Central Examination Office. You can go to the ZPA with questions relating:
Study Course Coordinator