MSc in Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities

Master degree
Start Date
October 2018
2 years


Do you want to become an expert in managing structural engineering?

The Master of Science program in Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities (MME-CONSTRUCT) is an intensive yet exciting two-year full-time program. The program will provide you with a unique practical experience and prepares you to work at the interface of technology, engineering, management and economics.

The MME-CONSTRUCT offers you an educational experience which integrates the technical and socio-economic requirements needed in the development and construction of industrial structures. Many industrial facilities suffer from design problems. These often arise from a lack of co-ordination between management and the engineers involved. This Master’s program combines the disciplines of management and engineering, and also provides you with insights from civil engineering.

5 reasons to follow this program

1. Broaden your career options
The need for continuous education and specialization are essential for career development. In today’s interconnected industrial world, technically-specialized engineers endowed with business and management skills increase their chances for employability. The program focuses on structural engineering and the development of risk management competencies necessary to build industrial facilities, thereby responding to a strong demand for specialized engineers in industrial facilities. Such experts are particularly needed in developing countries.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to pursue a career in the multidisciplinary field of industrial facility design. Most importantly, you will be able to bring management skills to the industry, the public sector and non-governmental organizations. Moreover, the program prepares you for leadership roles in the sectors of industrial design and risk management.

2. Gain a world-class education in engineering
The M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities is based at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, more specifically within the Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics. 

The program enhances your development of structural engineering knowledge and insights combined with an understanding of the social, economic and political impact of hazard events. You will be trained as an engineer capable of providing holistic design solutions. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to work in both engineering and disaster management functions.

This program also provides you with application-based knowledge for designing, constructing and monitoring structures during regular operation activities as well as accidental events in compliance with international building codes. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to carry out site- or structure-specific risk analysis using modern tools to estimate the threat of natural hazards.

3. Develop your skills to become a leader in your field
Maastricht School of Management has more than six decades of international experience in global management education, and the courses at this prestigious management school will enrich your skills as a globally-oriented manager. You will be provided with the opportunity to become a manager with a solid knowledge of core management processes and an understanding of major social and environmental issues common in emerging economies. During the management program at MSM, you will work in small-groups to solve problems related to global transformation and sustainable competitiveness, organization development and international project management.Throughout the program, you will also be challenged to explore feasible innovations balancing business and development perspectives.

4. Learn from the diversity around you
You will share your study experience with fellow participants from all over the world. Not only will your fellow students represent different cultural backgrounds, but they will also come from a range of business sectors, educational backgrounds and have a wealth of personal networks. This variety of profiles will help you develop your multi-cultural skills, and build your own global network.

5. Study in two unique historical cities
This unique program will give you the chance to live and study in the heart of Europe. Aachen and Maastricht are important historic cities with their own languages and cultures – yet located only 30 km apart from one another. Both cities provide the settings for a memorable study experience.

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The study program will be jointly offered by the RWTH Aachen University and the Maastricht School of Management (MSM). Upon successful completion you receive a Master of Science degree from RWTH Aachen University. The M.Sc. in Management and Engineering programs are accredited by ASIIN.

The table below provides a first overview of the curriculum (NB: there may still be minor changes to the curriculum).

You will spend the first, second and first part of the third semester at RWTH Aachen University. There you will attend the engineering lectures, exercises and practical courses in Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities at the RWTH Aachen University. In addition, the RWTH School of Business and Economics will deliver three essential management modules during your first year in Aachen.

The other part of the third semester will be spent Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, where the focus will lie on the development of your competencies as a manager with a solid background and insights into core management processes, with a particular emphasis on sustainable development.

In the fourth semester you will have one management course and further pursue a master thesis, either at RWTH Aachen University or at Maastricht School of Management.



Admission to the MME Program takes place on a competitive basis, and is based on the following requirements:

  • Academic first degree: Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science
  • Good performance in your undergraduate studies
Fundamentals in Mathematics and Natural Science (18 CP) Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics (at least 10 CP in Mathematics)
Fundamentals in Engineering
(20 CP)
Mechanics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics (at least 10 CP in Mechanics)
Specific Fundamentals
(50 CP)
The area of Constructive Engineering (such as Structural Analysis, Concrete, Building Construction, Building Materials, Geo-technology)
Management Fundamentals
(10 CP) – may be completed in an online course (see below)
Management and Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Production and Logistics Marketing, Corporate Finance
  • A basic knowledge of business administration is needed as an admission requirement. Students with no previous knowledge of management have to participate in a preparatory online course conducted by the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University before the beginning of the course (July to September).
  • Professional work experience of no less than one year is expected.
  • A certified proof of your competence in the English language through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below is also required:
    – TOEFL – Internet based minimum of 90pts/Paper based minimum of 577 pts.
    – IELTS test minimum overall band 5,5
    – Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
    – First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with at least a B grade,
    – Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University’s language centre (B2).
    – For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des “Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)” ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde.

Exemptions from the English language requirements are only applicable to applicants who hold a first degree from USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.

For further admission requirements, please consult the requirements on the program page of RWTH Aachen University International Academy.



The application deadline is 1 March of each year.

Please apply online via the RWTHonline portal from RWTH Aachen University.

In addition please refer to the section ‘Application Information’ on the RWTH Aachen University website. Here you can find all the details of the application process including all admission requirements.


Per semester € 5,500
Total for entire 2-year M.Sc. program € 22,000


Please visit the ‘Scholarship’ page on the RWTH Aachen University website for all the information about scholarship opportunities, fees and expenses.

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