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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.
Building "Smart Factories" means networking all plants, products and processes in a self-organizing factory. This is a central component of "Industry 4.0" and will be used in numerous sectors such as chemistry, automotive and electrical engineering. Within these networked production processes, qualified graduates play an essential role: They act as problem solvers, experience bearers and decision-makers.
Additive manufacturing processes are among the major topics of production technology that will significantly influence product development and production. There is a high level of industrial, intersectional and international significance attached to additive manufacturing processes in production technology, which is closely linked to a strong demand for qualified personnel in the area.
The electrification of propulsion systems has developed into a global trend, which extends from container ships and aircrafts to the automotive industry. The challenges and opportunities of e-mobility are very diverse: With mechanical engineering as one of the key players in technological change, suppliers and manufacturers will need skilled engineers with interdisciplinary expertise in the interface of e-mobility.
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|
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.
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:
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