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M.Sc. Robotic Systems Engineering

RWTH International Academy
Length: 4 semesters
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Study allowances: Yes
Location: Aachen
Language: English
Start date: 01 September 2018

Program Description

Robotic Systems Engineering

M.Sc. Robotic Systems Engineering

At RWTH Aachen University, students are exposed to the most advanced techniques in the field of mechanical engineering, presented by internationally known specialists, in an environment focusing on intellectual, professional and personal advancement. Robotic technology and cyber-physical systems are widely applied in different ways, such as industrial machines, automobiles, (micro)-electric industries, as well as aerospace and air transport industries. The University's M.Sc. Robotic Systems Engineering is tailored for robotic specialists and provides an outstanding education at the interface between mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer sciences.

The programme features two main themes: 

1) The optimal application of robots
2) The development and construction of new robotic systems.

Bridging gaps between engineering disciplines, this Master’s degree programme offers students a unique learning environment and a multidisciplinary education that will enable them to develop innovative and intelligent robotic solutions and systems with the aim to meet today's most pressing global challenges: industrial productivity, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility, health care issues, and mobility services.

Admission requirements

Applicants wishing to enter the M.Sc. Robotic Systems Engineering should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, such as Automotive, Aerospace or Energy Engineering, Manufacturing, Structural, Industrial or Production Engineering, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution
  • Very good performance in your undergraduate studies
  • Fundamental knowledge in the following subjects: Mathematics, Numerical Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, Machine Design, Electronics, Material Sciences, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Technology, Structural Design, Computer-aided Design. Furthermore in: Informatics, Software Techniques, Programming, Sensor Techniques, FEM, Multi-Body Simulation, Control Engineering, Simulation Methods, Mechatronics
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Intent
  • University Transcript of Records (if possible with a conversion of your credit points in ECTS)
  • University Degree Certificate
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Digital Photograph
  • Proof of practical work experience, at least 6 months by 1 March (detailing the duration and responsibilities of your work)
  • APS (only for Chinese Applicants)

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

Degree & diploma

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Science. 

Master’s graduates of Robotic Systems Engineering will be qualified to work in a multitude of different areas of industry, in research institutes or as engineering consultants. With their broad knowledge in design, manufacturing, production, planning and management, they are especially prepared to perform interdisciplinary work. They will be able to be the link between pure scientists and engineers in an interdisciplinary work group. They will be prepared to cope with new application problems by being trained in analysis and diagnosis of an engineering problem as well as in methods of prescribing solutions.

Continuing studies

In granting the RWTH Master Degree, the program gives the graduates a degree that is recognized world-wide and qualifies one for further PhD studies.

Tuition & fees

Tuition fee: 4,500 EUR per semester (18,000 EUR in total; 4 semester regular study period)
Semester fee at the RWTH Aachen University: around 245 EUR per semester

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