Successfully Completed School? What Now?

  Studium written on the chalkboard Copyright: RWTH Aachen

Finally! You've taken the first big step towards your professional future. The question remains to be asked "Now what?" One thing is clear - the decision is yours. On these pages we want to at least provide you with as much useful information as possible to make the transition to this next chapter of your life a bit easier.

Mechanical Engineer - A Profession With a Future
Mechanical Engineer - A Profession With a Future

Gender and Diversity


Studying at RWTH Aachen University

Meet the Faculty!

Mechanical engineering in Aachen has a long tradition and is as old as the university itself. Not only have the number of students and chairs increased since the university was founded in 1870, but the research work and collaborations within the individual faculties and with other research and industry institutions have dramatically increased.

With 63 institutes and chairs in mechanical and process engineering, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has become one of the largest mechanical engineering faculties in Europe. It has an interdisciplinary structure and offers many qualification opportunities for students from Germany and abroad.

Facts and Figures

66 professors, 1.340 academic staff members, 12.573 students.

40 percent of RWTH Aachen's external funding is acquired by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

In 2016, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering's revenue amounted to 316 million Euros. This doesn't include a basic funding of about 100 million Euros from the State of NRW. In other words: just under 2/3 of funding spent was acquired externally.


The Faculty's Position Within the University

Organigram of RWTH Aachen Copyright: RWTH Aachen

RWTH Aachen is headed by the Rectorate.

In addition to the Rectorate and its chair, the Rector, the Board of Governors and the Senate are also central components of the University's governance.

The Strategy Board is also part of the central organizational structure. It advises the University on future plans.