You can also take a look at our frequently asked questionshere.
In order to apply you'll need the following documents:
University transcript of records (preferably with ECTS conversion)
Proof of at least 12 months' work experience (details below)
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of intent (1 page, details below)
Proof ofEnglish language proficiency (see below for requirements)
Two letters of recommendation (details below)
University degree certificate
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) – Verbal Reasoning 145 | Quantitative Reasoning 160 | Analytical Writing 3 (only for non-EU applicants!)
(APS, only for applicants with a first degree from China)
If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. These copies do not need to be notarized.
Academic Requirements for MME-CAME
Academic first degree: Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Technology (e.g. in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, such as Automotive, Aerospace or Energy Engineering, Manufacturing, Structural, Industrial or Production Engineering)
Good performance in your undergraduate studies
Fundamental knowledge in the following subjects (preliminary):
Fundamentals in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (70 CP)
Mathematics, Mechanics, Material Sciences, Thermodynamics, Informatics, Physics, Machine Design
Fundamentals in Engineering (45 CP)
Fluid Mechanics, Control Engineering, Simulation Methods, Modeling, Theory of Vibration, Design, Manufacturing Technology, Structural Design
Fundamentals in Management*
Management and Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Production and Logistics, Marketing, Corporate Finance
*may be completed in an online course (see below)
Preparatory Online Course in Business Administration
Basic knowledge in business administration is an additional admission requirement for the M.Sc. MME-CAME. Students will have to participate in a preparatory online course in business administration. Participation before the beginning of the study program (August to September) is highly recommended. The online course is conducted by the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University. In case of admission, you will be informed about the further procedures to complete the online course to fulfill this additional requirement.
English Language Requirements
All of our master's programs require certified proof of English language proficiency. We accept the following (click the links to find an examination center):
Current RWTH students - RWTH Aachen Language Centre - B2 placement-test
For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des "Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)" ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde.
The score reports must not be older than two years by the first time you submit the score reports.
A copy of the score reports needs to be uploaded to the online application system. In case of admission, the original scores have to be presented for enrollment in September.
Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.
Proof that you have studied in an English-language course of study in a country other than one of the countries above is not sufficient! Language tests from other universities will not be accepted either.
Our programs require a minimum of 12 months' work experience by the time of enrollment. The proof of work experience must include the following information:
The employer's address and stamp
Contact details of your supervisor
Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date (duration)
Short task description
Please note: your proof of work experience must be signed by a superior or HR!
Letter of Recommendation
Please note that no standard form or format is required for the letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation can be issued by a university professor/lecturer or by a superior from your employment. It should, however, provide the following information:
your relationship to the author
your academic/professional history
your qualities/achievements/ambitions in your respective field
your personal traits and goals
the author’s signature
be written on the institution’s/company’s letter head (if possible)
bear the stamp of the issuing institution/company (if possible)
Letter of Motivation
Please answer the following questions in detail:
What perceptions do you have when thinking of studying in Germany?
Why do you want to study at RWTH Aachen University?
Why did you choose the program in question?
Please mention your past academic or university experiences.
Where did you receive information about RWTH Aachen University and the program?
In what way does the program in question contribute to you achieving your career goals?