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

Expand your knowledge in computational intelligence and become an expert in digital engineering. In our M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc. CAME) you will deepen your expertise in key engineering fundamentals while gaining new knowledge in current AI subjects such as intelligent monitoring of engineering systems or artificial neural networks. In combination with improving your object-oriented programming skills throughout the program, you will be best qualified for any leading position involving computer-aided simulation techniques.

Study format:
Master’s Degree Program
2 years | 4 semesters | full time
Winter Semester 2024/25
Credit Points:
120 ECTS
Course fees:
24,000 €
M.Sc., awarded by RWTH Aachen University

Take your engineering skills to the next level

Become a computational engineer with strong digital engineering skills to meet the challenges of today's changing manufacturing, design, automation and production. The M.Sc. CAME incorporates most recent topics in CAE by providing a deep understanding of methods, technologies and software tools used to design and develop digital models of complex technical systems, objects or products. In particular, the program focuses on advanced computer simulation software required for the creation of digital twins, which significantly improve the accuracy and reliability of design tasks in mechanical engineering. In addition, sound interdisciplinary engineering knowledge in the finite element methods, numerical methods, continuum mechanics or multibody dynamics will be lectured.

As an M.Sc. CAME student, you will learn to

  • design, apply and optimize cutting-edge simulation technology for high-tech products
  • read and understand complex technical drawings
  • master computer simulation software to create, simulate and analyze digital twins and enhance mechanical design and production
  • use computerized design modelling and simulations for mechanical systems for industrial production processes

The CAME program is under the academic direction of the Institute of General Mechanics (IAM), one of the oldest institutes at RWTH Aachen University. In its research, the IAM focuses on the broad field of Digital Engineering involving advanced modeling and simulation methods as well as artificial intelligence. Research insights from key topics in the context of Industry 4.0 such as predictive maintenance, digital twins and cyber physical systems flow directly into the curriculum and prepare you master the challenges of digital transformation.

Your studies – your choice: Choose a study track

To equip you with the specialization you need for your individual career path, we offer two study tracks in the M.Sc. CAME:

Conception of Machines

In this design-oriented track you will focus on

  • the development and application of modern software-based methods focused on construction and dimensioning of structures and systems
  • the use of complex technical drawings
  • the improvement of digital models and designs according to operational requirements

Production of Machines

In this production-oriented track you will focus on

  • the development and use of software-based tools and solutions in modern industrial production
  • the design, modelling and simulations of manufacturing processes
  • the life cycle prediction of materials, elements, and components

Get an idea of the program

The. M.Sc. CAME consists of track-specific compulsory courses and electives. In the third semester, you will benefit from an integrated mobility window to complete a nine-week internship or participate in a research project with a research institute.

Check out the detailed module manual for M.Sc. CAME.
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Conception of Machines: Compulsory Courses

Conception of Machines: Elective Courses

Industrial Internship or Mini Thesis

Production of Machines: Compulsory Courses

Production of Machines: Elective Courses

Language Courses

Master Thesis

Explore your future career

Profound skills in advanced modelling and simulation techniques are becoming increasingly important for mechanical engineers in all industries. Whether you want to work in the automotive industry, the environmental sector or biomedicine, today’s Industry 4.0 is seeking experts in digital engineering who can effectively optimize products. The M.Sc. CAME program addresses this demand and equips you with a broad interdisciplinary knowledge of computer applications in mechanical engineering to best prepare you for the current challenges in the fields of CAD, CAM and CAE.

Industries with large research and development departments where new products or complex systems are innovatively designed, are potential employers for graduates of the M.Sc. CAME program.

Upon successful completion of the M.Sc. CAME, you

  • have in-depth knowledge of advanced software engineering and be able to program digital models and simulations for industry 4.0 production processes
  • can effectively use your knowledge to implement industry-specific software systems for an industrial business environment
  • acquired advanced knowledge in machine learning algorithms and can implement it for solving problems in engineering and technology
  • can optimize complex systems and solve difficult tasks in research and development or industrial production by using digital twins

Find out what fields our M.Sc. CAME graduates work in ...


… and what careers they pursue

Your path to success

We want you to be successful - right from the start! Even before you begin your studies, we plan your course schedule with you and agree on goals that you want to achieve in each semester. Regular meetings and proactive academic advising during your time with us will help you identify your strengths and continually develop them. Our comprehensive career program and intensive individual advice and support, will equip you to graduate with honors and give you a head start for a unique career in Germany, Europe or worldwide.

Your way to us

Do you want to take your career to the next level with a Master's Degree at RWTH Aachen University? Start preparing your application now and discover how you can experience a successful start at RWTH Aachen University.

To become a CAME student you must fulfill the following admission requirements:

1. A Bachelor Degree

2. Relevant Work Experience

3. GRE General Test or Completed GEC

4. Fundamental knowledge in the following subjects

Application Period

  • Non-EU applicants: December 4 to March 1
    (Applicants who are citizens of a country outside of EU/EEA)
  • EU applicants: December 4 to July 15(Applicants who are citizens of a EU/EEA country, applicants who are currently enrolled at RWTH Aachen and applicants who are degree holders of a German University)

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