BSc programmes

Structure of the BSc programme

The BSc programme is a research-based undergraduate engineering programme that qualifies the student for a MSc programme.

The University offers a wide range of BSc programmes, but only one is taught in English and available to international students. Please go to BSc in General Engineering to learn more.

The BSc programme is composed of four basic blocks of courses.

During the BSc programme, students must pass courses within each of these four blocks, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits points, 45 from each course block.

Structure of the BSc programmes 
(Bachelor of Science in Engineering = 180 ECTS credit points, 45 points from each course block)

Basic natural science courses

Complex technological problems cannot be solved without knowing about the basic natural science disciplines mathematics, physics and chemistry. This course block provides an insight into these disciplines—and always in a relevant technological context.

Technological specialization

All BSc programmes include a number of courses that are specific to the particular programme. The technological specialization courses give students a clear picture of what, for example, Biomedical Engineering or IT, Communication Technology is all about, and how this knowledge can be applied in society.

Projects and professional skills courses

BSc students at DTU also have a number of basic courses within the engineer’s sphere of activity. From the onset, students are introduced to some of the tasks that they will be involved with later on.

Students also learn to use a range of relevant IT tools. Half-way through, students undertake their first big project, the specialist project, which is an exercise in itself in how to prepare a project and engage in teamwork. At the same time, students take a course in science theory, before the BSc concludes with a bachelor project.

Electives

Students have every opportunity to shape their own unique academic profile as a BSc student at DTU. In the block of electives, students choose between several hundred different courses from DTU’s complete course catalogue , enabling them to steer their BSc degree in exactly the direction they want and in so doing increase the number of options open to them when choosing an MSc programme.

Flexible structure of the BSc programme

DTU’s BSC study programme is designed to give students considerable freedom of choice throughout their studies. As the diagram shows, students actually decide the content of one quarter of their programme. By choosing between several hundred courses from DTU’s extensive course offering, you can practically custom-make your own education.

On the majority of bachelor study lines, different proposals for study programmes have been drawn up which can provide a useful source of inspiration.

Read more about the structure of the study lines by selecting the relevant BSc programme in the menue on the left hand side of your screen.

Being a BSc graduate gives you freedom and mobility

Once students hold a BSc in technical science, they are qualified to start on a MSc programme at DTU. However, with a BSc degree from DTU, graduates can also apply to do an MSc at another university. 

ETCS credit points

The Bologna Process is a European initiative to bring about transparency and compatibility across higher education in Europe. An important aspect of enabling student mobility, and particularly moving on to a further degree in another country, is a system of credits, used for recognition and accumulation—the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

All our courses are assigned a value in terms of ECTS points. Successful completion of an academic year of two terms accumulates 60 ECTS-points. Bachelor’s degrees have an ECTS value of 180 points, and master’s 120 points.