Information about Doctoral Studies


Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

As an engineer educated in two cultures with a double Master's, you have excellent prerequisites to successfully begin a European and international career. It is possible that Master's studies awoke your interest in research and that you now want to delve deeper into research and further develop your abilities for independent scientific work.

Doctoral studies in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen offer you the best opportunity to do this. You will complete your studies at one our institutes in a field that you determine with your "Doktormutter" or "Doktorvater". Doctoral studies last between three and five years. Many doctoral candidates are also employed as academic staff at RWTH Aachen and receive a salary. You are involved in one of the institute's projects through your research work. Projects are generally completed by research organizations and industry partners together. Doctoral candidates often meet their future employer during the project phase. You can find additional information about doctoral studies on the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering website.