The M.Sc. CAME is organized in two specializations: "Conception of Machines" and "Production of Machines". Students must choose one specialization to pursue in their studies:
The option “Conception of Machines" prepares students to develop and apply modern computer-aided methods focused on the construction and dimensioning of structures and systems according to functional requirements. The core compulsory courses for this area of specialization include the fundamentals of structural mechanics, computational analysis, and computer-aided design.
For detailed descriptions of the modules and a weekly schedule, please visit see the curriculum of the program.
The option "Production of Machines" prepares students to develop and use computer-aided systems in modern industrial production, which includes manufacturing technology, production systems, and production management.
For detailed descriptions of the modules and a weekly schedule, please refer to the program's curriculum.
In addition, all CAME students must complete the following coursework:
- Complementary German language courses (Curriculum requirement: A2 level)
- A nine-week Industrial Internship
- A study-integrated Mini Thesis
- A four-month Master's Thesis.
The completion of a 9-week industrial internship is an integral part of the CAME program and designed for students to gain further practical experience in the industry.
The scientific leadership of the M.Sc. CAME lies with the Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) of RWTH Aachen University. Professor Bernd Markert is the program's academic director and Dr. Sandeep Patil is in charge of academic advising.
Today, the Institute of General Mechanics has a permanent staff of 41, including 18 research associates and scientific assistants as well as 22 employees and apprentices in the administrative division, laboratories, construction office, and electrical and mechanical workshops. In addition, approximately 80 student assistants are engaged to help with teaching and research.
In August 2013, Bernd Markert was appointed full professor at the RWTH Aachen University and Director of the Institute of General Mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His present research focuses on the theory and numerics of general coupled problems, computational and experimental biomechanics and structural mechanics, as well as extended continuum methods, such as phase-field models.
The research at the IAM pursues the idea of a holistic approach by combining the expertise in Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Mechanics in the sense of "Everything from a single source.“ As the name of the institute suggests, the addressed research topics are manifold ranging from modeling super-alloy turbine blades over lifetime assessment of high-speed train components to simulating and experimental testing of degenerated human knee joints using bioreactors and a micro-CT scanner.
The study advisor is the direct contact person for enrolled students with any questions concerning the specific scientific content of their study program. The study advisor conducts a scientific introduction meeting at the beginning of the program and is available throughout the duration of the students' stay to support them with their study planning. In order to request a change of study plan or to take up additional courses, the study advisor also needs to be contacted.
Study Advisor of M.Sc. CAME:
Dr. Sandeep Patil
Institute of General Mechanics (IAM)
RWTH Aachen University
52056 Aachen, Germany