Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

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

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Do you want to become an Expert in managing Structural Engineering?

The Master of Science program in Management and Engineering in Design Concepts and Structural Engineering 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 Design Concepts and Structural Engineering 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.

Your Contact at the RWTH Aachen

Feel welcome to contact RWTH Aachen University if you have questions on the M.Sc. in Management and Engineering programs. You can send them a message via our REQUEST INFO button.


RWTH Aachen

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

Total for entire 2-year MSc program € 22,000

Length2 Years
Application Deadline

1st March of each year

Application Procedure

Admission to the MME Program takes place on a competitive basis, linked to the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, covering the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, physics and production technology, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution.
  • Fundamental knowledge in the fields of engineering, mathematics and natural science that should be covered within the following modules: Mathematics, Mechanics, Material Sciences, Thermodynamics, Informatics/Programming/Computer Science, Physics, Technical Drawing and CAD.
  • Furthermore knowledge in the following courses is requested: Fluid Dynamics, Automatic Control, Design Engineering, Production Management, Machine Tools, Manufacturing Technology, Electrical Drives, Quality Management.
  • Basic knowledge in business administration is requested as an admission requirement. Students with no previous knowledge in management have to participate in a preparatory online courses conducted by the school of business and economics at the RWTH Aachen University prior to the beginning of the course (July-Sep).
  • Certified proof of your competence in the English language through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below:

– TOEFL Internet based minimum of 90 pts/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 B,
– 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 for the language requirements are only applicable for nationals or first degree holders from USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.

  • Have practical professional experience of at least one year. This can be a practical training or work experience in the area of your program of interest during or after your first recognized university degree.