International Programmes 2019/2020

MSc Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (MME TIME) – part-time Management & Engineering – TIME part-time

RWTH Aachen University • Aachen

Master of Science
In cooperation with
Cambridge Digital Innovation at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English (100%). Additional German language courses are provided during the semester.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies
October of each year (Welcome events start in September)
Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: 1 March of each year for the following winter semester
EU applicants: 15 July of each year for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

You can either study full time (three semesters) or part time (six semesters). The tuition fees per semester can vary accordingly. The total fee is 30,000 EUR.

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Designed for professionals with a STEM background (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the MSc Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship - part-time (MME TIME part-time) provides you with the skills and tools needed to succeed in the digitised economy. With the help of the latest digital and blended learning technologies, this programme can be studied completely online. The programme is offered by RWTH Aachen University, with close to 150 years of expertise in producing cutting-edge research, and Cambridge Digital Innovation at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

In the course of the programme, you will learn the latest developments in laser technologies, digital and additive manufacturing, big data technologies, sustainable energy technologies, and much more. These technological modules will be accompanied by a profound management education where you will learn how to leverage and commercialise these technologies successfully.

Graduates of the programme will have a truly interdisciplinary mindset that is necessary for solving the great technological, managerial, and societal challenges of our time. The programme is suited for professionals with a STEM background who wish to deepen their knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies and also aim for management positions in their next career steps.

With the help of the latest digital and blended learning technologies, you can choose to study mainly from your home location or from Aachen. You can also study at your own preferred pace.

Enrolling in MME TIME part-time will help you prepare for a successful career in the digitised economy. There are many good reasons why, including the following:

  • Excellent reputation: RWTH Aachen University enjoys an excellent reputation across the world for cutting-edge research in engineering and technology and is synonymous with German engineering.
  • Leading innovation ecosystems: The programme takes you to some of the most exciting innovation ecosystems in the world. Apart from Aachen, you will complete a Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum delivered by Cambridge University.
  • Interdisciplinary thinking: The courses in the programme will help you acquire advanced knowledge in both management and engineering. The programme will equip you with a truly interdisciplinary profile and mind-set that are increasingly sought in corporations and start-ups alike.
  • Fully customisable: The entire programme is structured around your individual needs. You can decide if you want to study at your home location (online) or with some stays in Aachen and Cambridge. You may also switch to studying full-time once during your studies. This will allow you to build an optimal learning experience.
  • Mixed pedagogy: The programme uses a great variety of learning styles and teaching methods. Lectures, case studies, applied projects, group work, topical debates, and lab sessions provide a varied and lively learning experience.
  • Leadership potential: Acquire the skills and tools to manage organisational as well as technological change and learn how to lead the digital transformation in your industry through innovation, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
Course organisation

The MME TIME part-time offers you a profound management education accompanied by courses focusing on the latest developments in state-of-the-art technologies. The programme consists of four different blocks, which you may customise to design your individual profile. These include the following:

TIME Essentials: The TIME Essentials comprise six required courses that enable you to understand the managerial aspects of conceiving, developing and commercialising technological innovations. This includes a team project that allows you to put your learning into practice. Our online learning platform enables you to interact and engage with your peers across geographical distance and time zones.

Management Electives: You can select four or five out of seven management electives. Two of the selected electives must be assigned to all three specialisations: “Technology Manager,” “Technology Marketer” and “Technology Entrepreneur.” The remaining management elective, the Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum, brings you to the University of Cambridge to explore a world-leading ecosystem of technology first-hand. All courses are available online.

Technology Electives: To dive deeply into selected fields of technology, you can select three to four courses from a carefully selected set of electives dealing with technology. The full portfolio, including the residential technology electives, can be categorised into eight fields of technology: laser technologies, production technologies, robotic technologies, information technologies, human technologies, sustainable water technologies, sustainable energy technologies and material technologies.

Master's Thesis: Through writing a Master's thesis at the end of the programme, you will demonstrate your ability to solve a managerial or technological challenge using methods of scientific inquiry.

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International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Study trips
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated internships

Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum (one week)

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
The course of study can be taken entirely online
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • MOOCs
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Video learning
  • Webinar
  • Chats with lecturers
  • Screencasts, online self-assessments, lecture transcripts, digital bookshelf
Description of e-learning elements

The distance learning resources can be accessed wherever and whenever it suits you best. Each module combines a mix of resources to provide a unique learning experience tailored to the content of the respective course. All materials are available on edX Edge, a cutting-edge platform for online learning. This learning platform is much more than a content-loaded website – it streams professional lectures and tutorials; allows you to access teaching materials; enables interactive lectures and webinars; and facilitates interaction with your fellow students, teachers, and programme managers. RWTH Aachen University joined forces with the world’s leading universities to contribute to the development of this leading platform, originally established by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If you want to learn more about our digital courses, try one of our MOOCs as part of our MicroMaster.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

You can either study full time (three semesters) or part time (six semesters). The tuition fees per semester can vary accordingly. The total fee is 30,000 EUR.

Semester contribution
Approx. 280 EUR per semester
Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
The RWTH Business School offers several partial scholarships of up to 2,500 EUR to be awarded for academic excellence, leadership and entrepreneurship in the field of technology and social engagement. The scholarships have been designed to support highly qualified students in pursuing a Master's degree programme at RWTH Business School and cover up to 2,500 EUR of the tuition fees for the MME TIME programme.

Application requirements:
- reference letter from a professor/adviser (maximum one page)
- statement of purpose (maximum one page)
Please submit your application online together with your application for the Master's programme.

Additionally, we will assess your previous academic performance and award the partial scholarships to the best applicants. Please note that the committee's decision will be final and is not subject to legal recourse.

For more information, have a closer look at:
Academic admission requirements
  • First degree: a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science degree in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • 15 CP in the fields of higher mathematics and statistics
  • 125 CP in the fields of mathematics and natural science (e.g., in chemistry, and/or physics), and/or computer science and/or engineering which are defined in the examination regulations
  • Basic knowledge in the fields of business administration (minimum 10 CP)
  • Students who have acquired less credit points than required in the fields of technology or management have to take further modules to make up for the missing credit points (max. 30 CP).
  • Professional work experience (at least 12 months)
Language requirements

Certified proof of your competence in the English language is required through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below:

  • TOEFL Internet-based minimum of 90 points / paper-based minimum of 577 points
  • IELTS test, minimum overall band 5.5
  • Cambridge Test - Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with a B
  • Placement test of RWTH Aachen University's language centre (B2)

For German applicants: English on level B2 (can be proven by the "Abiturzeugnis", please check our homepage)

Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: 1 March of each year for the following winter semester
EU applicants: 15 July of each year for the following winter semester

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

International students may work in the private sector during the semester or in the semester break for up to three months without having obtained a work permit. Thus, students may work full-time for 120 days or part-time for 240 days. This regulation is also stated on the residence permit. During the semester, students are allowed to have jobs with working hours of up to 20 hours a week.
Student assistants have more flexibility with regard to working hours.


Availability of university accommodation in Aachen is limited. Therefore, participation in individual allocation procedures is usually required. Because of the demand for university accommodation, it can be necessary to switch to the private accommodation market. Especially family and couples apartments are very high in demand, so that accommodation from the private market is seemingly mandatory. The majority of RWTH Aachen University's students are committed to the private accommodation market. There are a number of options for finding private accommodation in and around Aachen. Accommodation on the private market is priced between 290 EUR and 550 EUR per month, of course depending on the size and the number of rooms. For short-term accommodation, there are many hotels, a few youth hostels, and a boardinghouse located in and around Aachen (reservation is recommended).
The International Academy and the RWTH Business School provide some rooms for international students in a flat-sharing community. Please have a look at

Career advisory service

The skills, networks and experiences that our students acquire will prove invaluable in their future development. As people who speak and understand the languages of technology and business, participants at RWTH Business School have many opportunities after graduation – whether as executives in established companies or as entrepreneurs.

In order to make effective use of these benefits for your personal career, our Career Service offers support in the form of advice, events and contacts. For instance, it gives students access to a broad network of business contacts and cooperation partners in all sectors of the economy – from start-ups to SMEs and global players – both nationally and internationally. For more information, check out our website.


Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Specialist counselling
  • Visa matters
  • Welcome event

RWTH Aachen University

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RWTH Business School’s leitmotif “The Technological Edge” stands for unique graduate and executive education that is made in Germany as well as for outstanding programmes at the intersection of management and technology. RWTH Business School provides management education for executives and young professionals and builds on the academic excellence of RWTH Aachen University and its School of Business and Economics. Located at the heart of Germany’s leading university of technology, we offer programmes that focus on developing technology leaders and entrepreneurs who are able to leverage emerging technologies into viable and socially responsible business models. 

Key facts:

  • year founded: 2016 (first programmes offered in 2004)
  • number of students: more than 250
  • percentage of international students: 75
  • number of degree programmes: 4 (Executive MBA, MME TIME, DDS, TENT)
  • number of certificate programmes: up to 30
  • alumni: 220
  • number of staff: 11

University location

One of the highlights of our RWTH Business School is its location on the RWTH Aachen Campus. Research and teaching in Aachen are first and foremost application oriented and targeted at finding practical solutions to real-world challenges. Visible evidence of this is the RWTH Aachen campus, which is being developed in close cooperation with industry and will form one of the largest research parks in Europe.

The RWTH Aachen campus creates a unique symbiosis between the world of research and the world of business. On the campus, interdisciplinary teams of researchers work closely with industry consortia in state-of-the-art buildings that have been explicitly designed and constructed for that purpose. The companies involved share resources with university institutes, exchange knowledge directly on site, and collaborate on innovations for the future. More than 280 companies are currently represented on the RWTH Aachen Campus.

Research activities on the campus are structured into long-term clusters, with each cluster located in a different building. A total of 16 clusters are under development, the six initial clusters include the Bio-Medical Engineering cluster, the Sustainable Energy cluster, the Photonics cluster, the Production Engineering cluster, the Heavy-Duty Drives cluster and the Smart Logistics cluster.

The campus project at RWTH Aachen University expands the traditional sphere of pure academic research and provides an ideal environment for innovation. The university will therefore be able to face future global challenges on a much broader scale.

All central facilities and most classrooms of the RWTH Business School are located on the RWTH Aachen Campus, allowing students to experience the exciting intersection of management and technology first-hand and on a daily basis.