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 track specific 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.
You can find useful information about internship organization in this section, in case you opt for practical experience instead of elective courses in the mobility window
In general, the instructions in the Internship Directives apply. There are no strict guidelines for the layout. Nonetheless, the font size should not exceed 12 points, lines should be maximum 1.5-spaced and the margin should be maximum 2.5 cm. Pictures and charts may be inserted and the report should contain a table of contents. The report must at least be signed and stamped on the last page by the instructor of the internship company.
The report should not include daily accounts, but a coherent text about the individual training sections. It should also include a short description of the company. More detailed information about this is included in the internship directives.
Accreditation of the Internship
Internship Office of the faculty for mechanical engineering
All courses and examinations at the University are subject to the General Examination Regulation. This legal document combined with the specific NPE 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: