Manufacturing and Management


Today, ‘production’ is not just about physical products—it has just as much to do with services. At the same time, globalization means that a single product—such as a smartphone or a refrigerator—consists of a great many individual components, each of which may have been manufactured in a different part of the world. This contributes to complicating companies’ production processes. As a production engineer, you can make a difference by developing and optimizing companies’ processes and workflows.


What will you learn?

Production is a multidisciplinary study programme that gives you an understanding of technology and business, as well as good communication and collaboration skills. You learn to develop and optimize companies’ production processes. To do this, you need insight into all the areas that keep a production enterprise operating smoothly.

You therefore learn about production, as well as the work of planning, project management, and resolving technical and logistic problems in the production process. The focus can be on how information management is handled, or the introduction of new work processes and methods. You will also learn how to help employees work better together, for example through organizational and competence development.

Study programme structure

The study programme has four subject focus areas: management, technology, economics and information technology. Semesters 1-4 consist of key subjects from the four focus areas and on interdisciplinary projects, such as organization and management, technology, LEAN, materials science, statistics, material strengths, and finances.

You will have regular assignments based on the theories and models you are learning about in the classroom. You spend semester 5 doing an internship in a company, and in semesters 6 and 7 you tune your profile through electives. You can choose subjects from areas such as quality management, supply chain management, simulation, and productivity. The study programme ends with your BEng project, which you do in collaboration with a company.

Career opportunities

As a production engineer you can become a planner, project manager, production manager, logistics manager, quality manager, or management consultant. Production engineers are typically employed in companies in the machine, food or pharmaceutical industries. Production engineers also find employment in trading and service companies, government organizations, and consulting companies.

Danish students

Please go to the Danish website to learn more about the BEng programmes at DTU.

Twin campuses

Photo: Mikal Schlosser
BEng students at DTU have courses on our twin campuses:
• DTU Lyngby Campus
• DTU Ballerup Campus