M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
- Study format:
- M.Sc. Degree Program
- 2 years (4 semesters)
- B.Sc./ B.Tech./ B.Eng. & 1 year work experience
- Credit points:
- 120 ECTS
- Course fees:
- EUR 5,500 per semester
- M.Sc. (RWTH)
The M.Sc. MME-CAME comprises two semesters of lectures, exercises and practical courses in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University along with an eighteen-week international management semester. The fourth semester constitutes the master thesis.
The mechanical engineering part focuses on the development and application of computer-aided methods and systems at all stages of product development. It provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of finite element methods, numerical methods, simulation, mechanics, software engineering, and production management.
During the management training, students are trained in small-groups to solve problems related to global transformation and sustainable competitiveness, organization development, and international project management. In addition, the RWTH School of Business and Economics contributes three management modules during the first year in Aachen.
The final master thesis is an independent, pre-defined scientific project to be completed in a fixed period of six months. The master thesis is generally concluded by an oral presentation.
To achieve the Master of Science in Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering, students have to complete the following course credits:
- Compulsory Courses - Engineering (38 ECTS at RWTH)
- Elective Courses - Engineering (10 ECTS at RWTH)
- Compulsory Courses - Management (45 ECTS at RWTH)
- German Language Course (2 ECTS)
- Master Thesis and Master Defence Colloquium (25 ECTS)
The M.Sc. MME-CAME is an interdisciplinary industrial engineering program, providing, on the one hand, in-depth knowledge and understanding of finite element methods, numerical methods, simulation, mechanics and software engineering, and on the other hand, solid knowledge of the core management processes and an understanding of the major social and environmental issues that set the scene for international business operations in emerging economies. Current research directly influences the curriculum, ensuring that students are constantly exposed to the most up-to-date information and practices.
Industrial engineers are employed in a wide range of fields: whether in traditional manufacturing companies or in consulting firms, in financial institutions or in the food industry, in logistics companies or health care establishments – their flexibility enables industrial engineers to choose from a large variety of different professional areas to work in.
Graduates of this master's degree program will have gained the skill set and competences to work at the interface of technology and business administration. In today's industrial world, they will build the bridge between management goals and operational performance. For graduates looking into a future in academia, the M.Sc. MME-CAME also qualifies for PhD studies and a further career path at universities. The Master of Science degree certificate is awarded by RWTH Aachen University.
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Engineering & Management at RWTH Aachen University
The scientific leadership of the M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering lies with the Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) of RWTH Aachen University. Today, the Institute of General Mechanics has a permanent staff of 41, including 18 research associates and scientific assistants as well as 22 employees and apprentices in the administrative division, laboratories, construction office, and electrical and mechanical workshops. In addition, approximately 80 student assistants are engaged to help with teaching and research.
In August 2013, Bernd Markert was appointed full professor at RWTH Aachen University and Director of the Institute of General Mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His present research focuses on the theory and numerics of general coupled problems, computational and experimental biomechanics and structural mechanics, as well as extended continuum methods, such as phase-field models.
The research at IAM pursues the idea of a holistic approach by combining the expertise in Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Mechanics in the sense of "Everything from a single source.“ As the name of the institute suggests, the addressed research topics are manifold ranging from modeling super-alloy turbine blades over lifetime assessment of high-speed train components to simulating and experimental testing of degenerated human knee joints using bioreactors and a micro-CT scanner.
The RWTH School of Business and Economics also contributes three management modules during the first two semesters. "Entrepreneurial Strategy" and "Innovation Management" are taught by highly reputed professors from the School of Business and Economics. The courses of this AACSB Accreditation awarded faculty are conducted by Professor Brettel and Professor Piller. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Brettel is Professor for Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University and has extensive practical experience as a consultant, both for his start-up firms and for established companies like Porsche AG and Deutsche Post AG. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Piller is head of the Technology and Innovation Management Group at RWTH Aachen University. He has worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management and furthermore as a consultant and delivered executive workshops for many international companies, including several DAX30 and Fortune 500 corporations.