The program comprises two semesters of lectures, exercises and practical courses in engineering at RWTH Aachen University and an eighteen-week management training block at the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in the Netherlands.
The engineering component provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of production technology, production systems and production-related processes. It particularly focuses on industrial R&D practice in the four areas of organization, manufacturing technology, production machines and resources, and quality management. Research has a direct impact on the curriculum, ensuring that students are exposed to the most up-to-date information and practices possible.
During the management training block at MSM, students are trained to solve problems related to global transformation and sustainable competitiveness, organization development, and international project management in small groups. In addition, RWTH School of Business and Economics contributes three management modules during the first year in Aachen.
The final Master's thesis is an independent, pre-defined project to be completed within a fixed period of four months and can be written either at RWTH Aachen University or Maastricht School of Management. The Master's thesis is generally concluded by an oral presentation.