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A candidate should have a recognised first degree (Bachelor of Science or Engineering) in an engineering discipline, such as Mechanical, Automotive or Combustion Engine Engineering awarded by an internationally recognised university-level institution. Candidates should have also performed well above average in their undergraduate studies. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is also required for the English-taught Programme. * Requirements for English-taught Master's programmes * Requirements for German-taught Master's programmes
General description of the programme
This programme focuses on all disciplines within Automotive Systems Engineering, including concept, development, design and construction and also the manufacturing process of vehicles. The knowledge obtained from ongoing research at RWTH flows directly into lectures, seminars and workshops, thus ensuring an up-to-date and innovative curriculum.
Structure of the programme
This programme is comprised of compulsory and special courses. The core compulsory courses cover the fundamentals of Automotive Engineering, and include lectures such as Engineering Design I, Automotive Engineering I and II, Internal Combustion Engines Fundamentals, Production Management I and others.
Special courses are chosen form a catalogue of subjects, e.g. Manufacturing Technology I/II, Vehicle NVH, Mechatronic Systems in Automotive Engineering, Fundamentals of Lightweight Design, Welding Technology I, Heat and Mass Transfer.
An integral part of the programme is the exposure each student will receive to industry-related activities. This includes a mandatory two month industrial internship, and the opportunity to take part in applied research projects.
In addition to course work, each student will complete both a mini-thesis and a Masterthesis on a subject related to automotive engineering. The mini-thesis can be completed parallel to course work. The Masterthesis lasts a total of four months and can be completed either in industry or at the university.
Special entrance requirements
This programme is appropriate for both engineers coming from industry as well as those coming from directly from university. Candidates should be able to apply their knowledge of mathematics, and science and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. They should be able to design a particular system, component, or process to prepare and perform experiments in a laboratory environment.
Automotive Systems engineers work in a multitude of different areas within the automotive industry, i.e., automotive manufactures and suppliers, research and development, design and production. In granting the M.Sc. degree, the programme gives the graduate a degree recognised throughout the world.
Last start of the programme: 2009/2010
Course starting in Winter
Beginning of the programme: October
Date of applying
25.08. - 04.09.2009,
16.09. - 24.09.2009 und
01.10. - 09.10.2009
Language of instruction: German