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 reflect 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 an elite level aimed at qualifying the graduate for a knowledge-intensive position in the industry and the business sector and in society in general. Graduates obtain the title Master of Science in Engineering in the given engineering field.
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 competencies, Technology specialization, Electives and Thesis.
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 competencies
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.
This group of courses gives you the in-depth academic and technical knowledge necessary for obtaining state-of-the-art competencies 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.
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.
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.