M.Sc. Production Systems Engineering
Attention: Obtaining a full M.Sc. degree in PSE will not be possible from winter semester 2020/21. Degree seeking students, please apply for the M.Sc. program Networked Production Engineering (NPE).
The academic leadership of the study program has created a new, improved program to move to the future. M.Sc. Networked Production Engineering (NPE) is our latest program to create, design, and manage the production technologies of the future.
The new Master's program “Networked Production Engineering” (NPE) offers a unique curriculum and three specializations that represent three of the most important trend topics of our time in production engineering: Smart Factory, Electric Mobility and Additive Manufacturing. The aim of the new program is to provide graduates with the in-depth knowledge and tools necessary to shape the production technology of tomorrow.
Why choose M.Sc. Networked Production Engineering?
▶ Three different tracks:
- Smart Factory: Designing the factory systems of the future
- Electric Mobility Production: Creating the most modern means of transport
- Additive Manufacturing: Producing the latest technologies and materials
All tracks contain some of the most relevant and essential topics for the industry in Germany, Europe, and around the globe.
▶ Extended Mobility Window:
- Opportunity for a compulsory internship or
- Opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject matter
- If chosen, the internship is compulsory
Start building your professional network early to increase your chances of finding a job soon after graduation.
▶ The modules are continuously updated and focus on the most recent developments
▶ All professors and lecturers are keenly involved in different companies and the industry activities
▶ Mandatory German Courses prepare oneself for a future career in Germany
▶ Four semesters:
- more time to amplify knowledge
- more opportunities for building connections and meeting professionals
What makes NPE so special?
Production technology is changing. Digitization has had a major impact on the world of work and production over the last ten years and its influence is growing significantly. Within the framework of "Industry 4.0", production technology is becoming more networked and more agile.
New manufacturing processes are moving into focus, such as Additive Manufacturing, and offer completely new possibilities in product development, but also new challenges in process design. Entire industries have to adapt their production to global trends. For example, the rapidly growing electro mobility market not only influences car manufacturers, but also the many suppliers who have to deal with the design and manufacture of new components. In addition to important issues such as productivity and flexibility, there is a rapidly growing interest in topics such as sustainability and ecology, which must be increasingly considered in production technology.
What differentiates M.Sc. NPE from the former M.Sc. PSE?
The newly developed curriculum of NPE builds on the curriculum of the original degree program "Production System Engineering" (PSE). PSE as a very popular and highly esteemed degree program offers students a well-rounded education in three semesters on the most important topics in the field of production engineering. Based on the feedback of PSE graduates in recent years as well as worldwide development, some institutes at RWTH have jointly developed a new four-semester degree program: M.Sc. Networked Production Engineering. NPE gives students the unique opportunity to focus on current trend topics in production engineering. Compared to PSE, an additional internship is integrated into the curriculum, which enables students to gain valuable industrial experience. Alternatively, the internship can be replaced by additional electives. Several German language courses finalize the curriculum and make it easier for students to enter the German job market.