M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering

With the M.Sc. CAME students will expand their knowledge of computer-aided simulation techniques in mechanical engineering and learn to apply their skills in practical contexts. Students can choose between two specialization tracks to best fit their career and research interest, one focusing on conception and simulation, the other on production of machines.

There is no application fee.

Study format:
M.Sc. Degree Program
2 years (4 Semesters)
B.Sc./ B.Tech./ B.Eng. & 1 year work experience
Credit Points:
120 ECTS
Course fees:
22,000 € in total

As a CAME Graduate you will

  • design, apply and optimize cutting-edge computer modeling for the development of high-tech products
  • engineer computer simulation software and simulation programs to enhance mechanical design and production
  • land top jobs at research institutes or in the industry as consultants and engineers in the fields of CAD and CAE

Program Structure

The program M.Sc. CAME offers two specializations: "Conception of Machines" and "Production of Machines". Students need to decide which specialization they would like to pursue.

Study Track: Conception of Machines

In the study track "Conception of Machines", students learn to develop and apply modern computer-aided methods aimed at constructing and dimensioning structures and systems in accordance with functional requirements. The core compulsory courses in this specialization focus on the fundamentals of structural mechanics, computational analysis, and computer-aided design.

Study Track: Production of Machines

In the study track "Production of Machines", students learn to develop and use computer-aided systems in modern industrial production, which includes manufacturing technology, production systems, and production management. The core courses in this specialization focus on topics such as quality management, control engineering and industrial engineering.

In addition, you will complete the following coursework:

  • Curricular Language Courses
  • Nine-week Industrial Internship
  • Study-integrated Mini Thesis
  • Four-month Master's Thesis

Curricular Language Courses

Learning German is essential to help students successfully integrate into a German cultural environment and furthermore pursue internship and job opportunities in Germany. In order to graduate in this Master's degree program, students need to fulfill two half-level courses. Students without previous knowledge in the German language begin with an A1 level course. All other students need to take a placement test to assess their skill level.

For more information on placement test dates and registration deadlines check the homepage of RWTH Language Center.

Nine-week Industrial Internship

The 9-week industrial internship is an integral part of the CAME program and offers the opportunity for students to gain further practical experience in the industry. To prepare for the industrial internship, please view the following links:

Study-integrated Mini Thesis

The Mini thesis aims at preparing students for their Master’s thesis, by working on a research project relevant to the M.Sc. CAME course contents. With a workload of 260 hours it is recommended to complete the Mini Thesis in the third semester. To keep track of their project progress, students use the mini thesis recording sheet, which can be downloaded from the website of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Six-month Master's Thesis

The Master’s thesis is the final examination to complete the M.Sc. CAME. Students need to have achieved at least 80 CP in order to register their Master’s thesis, which will then need to be completed within six months. The Master’s Thesis can be written internally with the Institute or externally with a company. Students need to formally register their Master’s thesis with the Master’s Thesis Registration Sheet (Erfassungsbogen).

Take a Sneak Peak at your Studies

Have a look at the following online media to get a sneak preview of what you can expect as one of our students.

Application Information

Application Documents

In order to apply you'll need the following documents:

  • University transcript of records
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) –  (Non-EU applicants!)
  • Proof of at least 12 months' work experience
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • University degree certificate
  • APS (only for applicants with a first degree from China)

Academic Requirements for CAME

Proof of Work Experience

Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Motivation

English Language Requirements

If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. These copies do not need to be notarized.


Non-EU and non-EEA applicants need to fulfill the following mandatory minimum requirement:

  • Proof of the GRE General Test with minimum scores at the time of application:
    Verbal Reasoning: 145
    Quantitative Reasoning: 160
    Analytical Writing: 3

Tuition Fees & Expenses

Tuition fees are charged for all programs organized by RWTH International Academy. In this section you can find payment information and general information about living cost in Germany. You can also have a look at the scholarship section for funding opportunities.

Complete applications submitted until January 15 (Non-EU) / April 15 (EU) receive a 10% Early Bird Discount on the tuition fees!

Tuition and Semester Fees

  • Tuition fees: 5,500 € per semester (22,000 € in total; 4 semester regular study period)
  • Semester fees at RWTH Aachen University: approx. 300 € per semester
    (includes the semester ticket for public transport within the whole state of North Rhine-Westphalia, part of Belgium and part of the Netherlands)

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Payment Regulation for the Semester Fees

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