Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

MSc in Management and Engineering in Water

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Do you want to become an expert in managing water resources?

Water management comes with many challenges, both economic and ecological, and implies a sound combination of management skills and water engineering know-how. The acquisition, distribution and management of water resources will become even more challenging in the future than it is today. Therefore it is important that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements defined by social and environmental demands, while minimizing financial, environmental and societal costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems require highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills covering science, engineering and management disciplines.

Water management systems are fundamental to society, for example for the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of waste water or flood and coastal protection and through the social and ecological consequences of water management.

The M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Water is a two-year full-time program targeting young professionals who aspire to fulfill leading positions in organizations engaged in water management. The master program also qualifies to pursue a university career, including doctoral studies.

Why should you choose the M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Water?

1. Increase your career perspective

The M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Water provides water specialists with the necessary educational base and professional foundation to fulfill leading positions in water management. After completing the program you will stand out for your ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques in developing innovative solutions in the water management industry.

2. Experience world-class engineering education

The Engineering part of the program will be conducted by the faculty of Civil Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. The prime mission of this faculty is to train highly qualified and responsible engineers in the broad field of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, including Water Engineering, in order to prepare you for future leading positions in industry and society. Students will be trained by highly reputed professors to acquire further expertise and in-depth knowledge in the water management sector. On one hand you will become familiar with a variety of tools that will help you analyze long-term behavior and evaluate the impact of human interventions on various functions of different water systems. On the other hand the program will also look at the management and decision-making process.

3. Develop your global leadership skills

On the management side, our more than six decades of international experience in international management education will enrich your skills as a globally-oriented manager. You will become a master in core management processes and in the major societal and environmental issues that set the scene for business processes in emerging economies. During themanagement classesat MSM, you will be trained in small groups to solve problems related to global transformation and sustainable competitiveness, organization development, and international project management.

4. Learn from diversity

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

5. Study in two unique historical cities

The program will give you a chance to live and study in the heart of Europe. Aachen and Maastricht are only 30 km apart from each other, and yet they are two unique cities with their own histories, languages and cultures. Both cities provide the surroundings 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

Full Tuition Fee € 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.

For further admission requirements, please have a look at the requirements on the RWTH International Academy website.

Is a first degree in business or economics required?

Have basic knowledge in business administration. 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 start of the course (July-Sep).