Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

MSc in Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems

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The master’s degree program Master of Science in Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems (MME-EPS) combines the expertise of RWTH Aachen University and Maastricht School of Management in the fields of electrical engineering and management. The main objective of the course is to offer methodological and problem orientated education which is related to research as well as to practice. Therefore, advanced knowledge in engineering, science and economics are conducted in this course.

A broad theoretical basis with profound subject-specific specialization enables students to identify current boundaries of knowledge and to enhance them with state of the art methodological approaches. This requires a confrontation with unanswered issues and the inclusion of students in research projects. Thus, the teaching will not be limited to conventional topics but will encourage self-responsibility and independent structuring of gathering and processing the subject matters. For experimental work or the development of computer-based methods, research infrastructure such as IT, labs and test rigs are available.

  • Location: Aachen, Germany and Maastricht, the Netherlands

Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

The engineering part of the program will be conducted by the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University. This faculty sees its prior mission in training high qualified and responsible engineers in the broad field of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering for future leading positions in industry and society. The faculty holds nationally as well as internationally a leading position in teaching and research in these fields. The excellence of the faculty results from a close relationship between teaching and research, a good balance between a fundamental scientific approach and important industrial applications and intensive cooperation within RWTH Aachen University, within the Jülich-Aachen-Research Alliance (JARA) and with associated institutes and external research partners.

Management at Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. It provides internationally accredited Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degrees, Master degrees programs and Executive Education. It also provides research and consultancy services.

Maastricht School of Management contributes the business-related component to this program. Students will be trained as globally-oriented managers with solid knowledge of the core management processes and with understanding of the major social and environmental issues that set the scene for business processes in emerging economies. Throughout the program, students will be challenged to explore feasible innovations that balance business and development perspectives.

Graduate profile

The course of study enables graduates to gain a further qualified practice of profession. The qualification includes technical knowledge in electrical engineering and especially interdisciplinary competencies as well as independent scientific work. Graduates of the course are qualified for different positions in industry such as in the areas of power generation, power transmission and distribution, project management and also research and development. The course of study provides a basis for future leading positions in industry. With the combination of technical knowledge with means of management and sustainability, graduates highly improve their career chances in professional life. With the completion of the course graduates are qualified for an advanced scientific career, e.g. doctoral studies. Also other interdisciplinary positions in the areas of consulting or engineering offices are suitable options.


Students will spend one year (first and second semester) in Aachen and attend the courses in electrical engineering, as conducted by the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University.

The third semester will be spent at Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. Students will be trained as managers with solid knowledge of the core management processes and a focus on sustainable development.

Students pursue a master thesis in the fourth semester, either at RWTH Aachen University or at Maastricht School of Management. (NB: there may still be minor changes to the curriculum).

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RWTH Aachen

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

€ 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.