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

Over the course of my studies, I can firmly say that the captivating city of Aachen and research potential at RWTH University hold a tremendous potential for sculpting a freshman into a technically and personally responsible individual. I would like to urge new students who are looking forward to being a part of this prestigious university to make the most of the offered opportunities.

Sanika Apte

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).

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.

We help you prepare for the GRE

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.

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)

Payment Regulation for the Tuition Fees

Payment Regulation for the Semester Fees

Living Costs in Germany

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

All-inclusive Master Package

Are you interested in an all-round carefree package for your first year in Aachen? Find more information about our All-inclusive Master Package here.

Admitted Students | Next Steps

In order to prepare for your studies in Aachen, you need to tackle a number of organizational questions. Here we provide you with an overview of all necessary steps that need to be completed before and after travelling to Germany.

First Steps after Admission

  • Claim your place in the program of your choice.
  • Apply for your visa.
  • Book temporary accommodation and start looking for long-term options.
  • Get health insurance. You can find more info here.
  • Plan your trip & your stay.
  • Sign up to our Peer-2-Peer Mentoring Program to find a senior who can guide you through the first few weeks.
  • Register for your Master's Prep Courses.

First Steps after Arrival

  • Register your new address at City Hall.
  • Apply for your Residence Permit: As the entry visa is generally only valid for a few weeks, we recommend you visit the local immigration office (Ausländeramt) as soon as possible.
  • Open a bank account: You are free to choose any bank.
  • Get health insurance: In order to enroll at the University, you'll need proof of insurance.
  • Enroll at RWTH Aachen University: In order to oficially become a student, you will need to enroll at the International Office.


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 curricula under the section Program Structure.

Academic Calendar

This program 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 RWTH Aachen University's Academic Calendar.

Examination Regulations

All courses and examinations at RWTH Aachen University are subject to the General Examination Regulation. This legal document together with your course's specific Examination Regulation form the legal basis of any program offered at RWTH. 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:

  • the registration process for examinations and deadlines (check the dates and procedure at the beginning of each semester)
  • the status of your examination registration (check each subject after the examination registration period)
  • instructions for online withdrawal/ exam cancellation

For further details, please view the M.Sc. CAME-specific Examination Regulations as published by RWTH's Official Announcements.

Take a Sneak Peak at your Studies

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