Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs

Introduction
DTU

Benefitting society on a global scale

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted—the father of electromagnetism—who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s scientific advice.

The number of student enrolment is higher than ever and, for the eleventh consecutive year, we have received a record-breaking number of applications from students who want to pursue a degree from a technical elite university with a global outlook.

The international dimension is of vital importance to DTU. In 2014, we welcomed 538 international students into our MSc programmes, half of our PhD students are recruited from abroad, and more than one third of our scientific staff are highly qualified researchers of international backgrounds. In addition, the extent and intensity of our collaborations with other leading technical universities around the world continue to grow.

DTU has international educational exchange programmes with over 200 universities around the globe, and enjoys close research collaborations with our partners in addition to building research and educational programmes with the Nordic Five Tech Alliance, the Euro Tech Universities Alliance, KAIST in South Korea, the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing, Rensselaer in the U.S., and Nanyang in Singapore.

About DTU's MSc programmes

DTU offers MSc programmes taught in English for almost all research areas, thus offering students the widest possible choice. The structure and content of the various programmes reflects DTU’s status as one of the highest ranking European technical universities.

Through recommended study lines/focus areas, Joint International MSc programmes, Erasmus Mundus MSc programmes, and Honours programmes, DTU’s MSc programmes offer a broad range of curricula—from the highly specialized to a broader and more versatile educational profile.

Feel free to contact either International Affairs or the professor responsible for the relevant MSc programme for further information.

Structure of the MSc programme

The MSc programme is a research-based technological programme at elite level aimed at qualifying the graduate for a knowledge-intensive position in industry and the business sector and in society in general. Graduates obtain the title Master of Science in Engineering in the given engineering field.

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The MSc is a two-year programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points. DTU’s MSc programmes cover most modern engineering fields and are taught exclusively in English. The programmes comprise four categories of courses: General competences, Technology specialization, Electives and Thesis.

General competences

The MSc programmes include a number of General Competence courses. These are designed to offer students the range of skills necessary to meet the complex challenges of an engineering career, including project management, teamwork, communication, problem-solving and resource planning. All these skills are taught within the student’s field of research and fall into the following categories:

  • General engineering competences
    You learn to combine technology application and development with financial management, management and organization. Most importantly, you learn how to use your qualifications and technological know-how in a professional and social context.
  • Synthesis competences
    You learn how to define and provide solutions to an open problem. You may be part of a cross-disciplinary team, and will be trained in communication and collaboration.
  • Normative competences
    You learn a set of essential disciplines common to all technical aspects of engineering within a specific field.

Technology specialization

This group of courses gives you the in-depth academic and technological knowledge necessary for obtaining state-of-the-art competences within a specific field of engineering. By combining the technology specialization course with appropriate elective courses, you can create your own inspiring and highly individual study programme.

Electives

An important aspect of the DTU MSc programmes is the significant number of elective courses. Here you can pursue your own scientific and professional interests. In principle, you can choose between more than 400 different DTU courses.

Thesis

The master's thesis marks the completion of the two-year MSc programme. The research project is most often carried out at DTU and in many cases in collaboration with one of our many industrial partners. All projects include elements of fundamental research, innovation and application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc Aquatic Science and Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Lyngby

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate. [+]

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate. Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and the seas, lakes, and streams have a crucial role to play in regulating our planet’s biogeography and climate—and in maintaining biodiversity. Moreover, a large part of the global population is dependent on fisheries and aquaculture as a source of food or income, and ‘blue growth’ features high on the EU’s political agenda. We are facing major global challenges in relation to the environment and food supply. It is becoming increasingly important to utilize marine and freshwater ecosystems more sustainably, and to develop the necessary technology for sustainable production of fish and shellfish. It is also necessary to assess and reduce the environmental impact from other human activities, for instance maritime transport and off-shore energy production. Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment is a pre-requisite for all life on our planet, and society will need professionals who are able to combine research and technology, to safeguard the aquatic ecosystems and resources. Study programme focus The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology focuses on aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography, and the management of aquatic resources. The study programme addresses the challenges associated with sustainable fisheries and aquaculture as well as maintenance of healthy ecosystems under changing environment.... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Lyngby

The Biomedical Engineering programme focuses on the design of future diagnostic and treatment methods at hospitals and in the field. [+]

The Biomedical Engineering programme focuses on the design of future diagnostic and treatment methods at hospitals and in the field. The interaction between the human organism, technical equipment, and methods is essential to medicine and technology. We are becoming increasingly dependent on advanced equipment for patient diagnosis and treatment—e.g. large CT scanners, PET scanners for studying molecular processes in cancer, as well as pacemakers and DNA chips for studying the genome. Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme offered by DTU in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Study programme focus The study programme aims to provide MSc students with proper knowledge of the clinical problems facing the modern healthcare sector, enabling them to develop new technological solutions. Therefore, the study programme covers both engineering and human physiology courses, ranging from the functions of the organs at cell level to modelling physiological processes in the locomotive apparatus. Focus areas The Biomedical Engineering programme offers research-based teaching and the opportunity to specialize in one of the three focus areas: Signal and Model-based Diagnostics Image Diagnostics and Radiation Physics Biomechanics and Biomaterials However, the choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a certain degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU and the University of Copenhagen. Career Due to their in-depth knowledge of mathematics, science, medicine, and technology, MSc graduates in Biomedical Engineering... [-]

MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Lyngby

The MSc programme in physics and nanotechnology focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology. The gap between scientific research and technological breakthroughs is narrowing. Therefore, in areas such as nanotechnology and sustainable energy, there is a growing need for engineers who can combine solid scientific knowledge with extensive engineering skills. [+]

The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology. The gap between scientific research and technological breakthroughs is narrowing. Therefore, in areas such as nanotechnology and sustainable energy, there is a growing need for engineers who can combine solid scientific knowledge with extensive engineering skills. Study programme focus The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology covers a wide range of technological, theoretical, and experimental techniques in modern physics. The applications include various topics, such as the development of nano-structured materials with tailor-made electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and chemical properties, manufacturing and integration of nano- and micro-components in systems design, modeling of complex biological systems, optical data processing and transfer, and the development of technologies for sourcing, storing, and converting sustainable energy—e.g. fuel cells and hydrogen technology. In the course of the programme, you must carry out one or more experimental projects as part of a research group at DTU. In this way, you will gain basic theoretical competencies and experience with experimental work. You can prepare your final thesis in collaboration with one of our research groups or industrial partners, and—of course—under the supervision of a DTU professor or lecturer. Specializations The ‘Physics and Nanotechnology’ programme allows you to specialize in one of the six study lines: Biophysics and Complex Systems Physics and Nanotechnology for Sustainability and Energy Nano-scale Materials Physics Nanosystems Engineering Optics and Photonics Quantum Engineering You should be aware, however, that the choice of courses in the students’ individual study... [-]

MSc in Transport and Logistics

Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Lyngby

DTU is one of the few European universities to offer a MSc programme dedicated exclusively to transport and logistics. The study programme takes a model-based approach to engineering and problem solving so graduates have strong competencies in modelling and computer-based solutions of complex societal problems. [+]

The MSc programme in Transport and Logistics is designed to give you all the necessary qualifications to develop, analyse, and manage advanced transportation and logistics systems. This MSc programmes gives you methodological approaches to solve society's transport and logistics challenges using state-of-the-art optimization tools, sustainable planning instruments, advanced modelling techniques, and robust evaluation methods. This allows graduates to take high-level jobs within the transportation sector, e.g. in the transport industry, as consultants or as employed within public organizations. Given the generality of the analytical tools, graduates are also attractive for sectors outside the transport area where analytical skills and capability to analyse and synthesize complex systems are required. Graduates have extensive knowledge of mobility and transport solutions as well as logistics combined with skills in software technology, data science, planning methods, operations research, assessment and management. Furthermore, the flexibility of the study program allows combining the specialized skills with sustainability, maritime logistics, smart mobility, or railway technology. These are all skills and areas that are highly demanded by the industry globally. *Photo credit to René Strandbygaard Challenges in the field of transport and logistics Every day when we take the bus, the train, or our car, we use an interconnected system of road, rail or bus infrastructure. We go to shops and buy products produced, manufactured and distributed across all continents. The transport networks are complex involving both land, water or air. Transport is everywhere, all day, all year. Transport constitutes a very large and increasing part of the economy,... [-]

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