The master program shall generate highly qualified engineers with excellent knowledge in the field of industrial facilities and specific management skills.
The program will intensify the structural engineering knowledge in subjects such as the design of industrial facilities under exceptional loading, seismic design and vulnerability assessment of structures to hazardous events. These skills in structural analysis will be enhanced by the application of innovative numerical solution methods and professional software in the field of simulation technology.
Furthermore, the consideration of interface problems between mechanical and civil engineering, representing important challenges particularly in conception and construction of industrial structures. Combined with an understanding of the social, economic and political impact of hazard events and intends to train engineers to provide holistic design solutions being able to work in both engineering and disaster management roles.
During the management semester, students are trained to solve problems related to Risk Management, Emergency Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Foundations in Emergency Management, Project Management in the Context of Disasters, System Analysis and Data in Risk Management of Disasters, in addition, the RWTH School of Business and Economics contributes three management modules during the first year in Aachen.
The final master's thesis is an independent, pre-defined scientific project to be completed in a fixed period of six months and is to be written at RWTH Aachen University. The master's thesis is generally concluded by an oral presentation.