The CAME programme consists of lectures and practice elements such as exercises and laboratory sessions. The subjects are taught by academically accredited lecturers from the respective disciplines or faculties, thus ensuring a broad and thorough understanding of fundamentals.
The programme offers two study tracks: "Conception of Machines" and "Production of Machines". Students must choose one specialisation to pursue in their studies.
Both tracks are built upon common core courses and allow students to specialise in their field of research in more depth.
Common compulsory courses for both study tracks:
- Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
- Advanced Finite Element Methods
- Advanced Software Engineering
- Continuum Mechanics
- Multibody Dynamics
- Computational Fluid Dynamics I & II
- Simulation of Discrete Event Systems
For a detailed list of common elective courses for both study specialisations, please visit our homepage.
Study track: Conception of Machines
The study track "Conception of Machines" prepares students to develop and apply modern computer-aided methods focusing on the construction and dimensioning of structures and mechanical engineering systems according to functional requirements. The core compulsory courses for this area of specialisation include the fundamentals of structural mechanics, computational analysis, finite element methods and computer-aided design. In addition to the compulsory courses, students choose various elective courses.
Specific compulsory courses for Conception of Machines:
- Nonlinear Structural Mechanics
- Failure of Structures and Structural Elements
- Machine Design Process and Practical Applications of Computer Aided Engineering Tools
Specific elective courses for Conception of Machines:
- Fundamentals of Lightweight Design
- Tensor Algebra and Tensor Analysis for Engineering Students I & II
Study track: Production of Machines
The study specialisation "Production of Machines" prepares students to develop and use computer-aided systems in modern industrial production, which includes manufacturing technology, production systems, and production management.
In addition to the compulsory courses, students choose various elective courses.
Specific compulsory courses for Production of Machines:
- Quality Management
- Production Management A
- Simulation Techniques in Manufacturing Technology
Specific elective courses for Production of Machines:
- Machine Tools
- Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics
- Control Engineering
- Manufacturing Technology I & II
- Production Metrology
- Computational Modelling of Membranes and Shells
In addition to the coursework, students of both study specialisations complete the following:
- a complementary German course (to reach A2 level)
- a nine-week industrial internship
- a study-integrated mini thesis
- a four-month Master's thesis
Written examinations, oral examinations
The programme takes place in Aachen (Germany). The study-integrated industrial internship and/or one of the scientific projects (mini thesis or Master's thesis) can be completed in other countries.
A mandatory industrial internship of nine weeks has to be completed within the study programme. The staff of the RWTH International Academy assists students in finding an internship.
Lecturers upload learning materials onto an online platform so that students can use them before or after the lectures. Some professors also record their own lectures to share with students.