Do you study mechanical engineering or business administration and engineering with a focus on mechanical engineering and would like to add an international component to your studies consisting of one or two semesters abroad? T.I.M.E. – Top Industrial Managers for Europe – offers you the chance to complete your studies at RWTH Aachen and to get to know the university system and life at one of the leading technical universities in Valencia. You can expect an exciting, diverse and international curriculum, which you will complete with not only language and cultural skills but also with a double degree from internationally renowned universities. You will possess an extraordinary qualification, which will personally enrich you academically and distinguish you professionally.
The program allows four students per academic year to participate.
You can enroll in the following courses of study at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV:
- Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Industrial –Master's in Industrial Engineering, including different specializations
- Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Química – Master's in Chemical Engineering
- Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Avanzada de Producción, Logística y Cadena de Suministro – Master's in advanced engineering in production, logistics and supply chains management
- Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Mecánica – Master's in Mechanical Engineering
Frequently asked questions
How does the T.I.M.E. program with UPV work?
You complete your Bachelor's study at RWTH Aachen as usual. Ideally, in order to avoid any delays by participating in the T.I.M.E. exchange, you would begin your Master's studies in a mechanical engineering course of study in the summer semester following the application period. You complete the first Master's semester as usual and then continue your studies for up to 1.5 years at UPV. There you take modules in your specialization and complete a research paper. Modules encompassing a maximum total of 30 CP can be integrated into your current curriculum through a curriculum change.
After your stay at UPV you return to RWTH Aachen and complete your Master's thesis in Aachen. You are supervised by a both a professor from RWTH and UPV. When you are awraded the degree Master of Science RWTH Aachen University, you also receive a Master's degree from UPV.
What services are included when I participate in the program?
When you participate in the T.I.M.E. exchange you are exempt from the tuition fees at the partner university. Additionally, you are guaranteed a room in the dorm, for a fee. You are supervised on site by the partner university's international office.
You receive an ERASMUS scholarship for a duration of 12 months.
What academic performance will I receive credit for when I participate in the program?
Participants can have up to 30CP recognized for their Master's course of study here through a curriculum change. The extended study duration – up to three semesters – is justified by the double degree.
If you are interested in apply, please contact Study Abroad Counselling in advance with any questions about curriculum changes.
What application documents do I need to upload to submit to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering's Study Abroad Counselling?
Please upload the following documents to the outgoing platform by the application deadline, January 15:
- Statement of motivation in English, one to two pages
- Resume in English
- Transcript of records in English – issued by the Central Examination Office
- Proof of language skills:
- Spanish: at least B2 level
- Any certificates of volunteer work
What are the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering's evaluation criteria?
Good academic performance and convincing personal motivation are key to a successful application. Why is an exchange with UPV of particular interest to you? Are there research projects or modules that especially interest you? Do you have a special relationship with the country, culture, language? These are just some questions you can consider in your statement of motivation.
You apply by
- January 15 to begin studies the next winter semester
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is responsible for selecting participants. You will be notified of its decision in writing in March.
Your stay abroad begins September of the same year. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Study Abroad Counselling supports you with further preparations should you be nominated.
The Exchange Office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the International Office of the RWTH Aachen University would assist you with further information.