Study relevant projects

Credit awarding projects

Participating in some of the many student projects that DTU has to offer is a great way to network and develop innovative ideas. The following projects are credit awarding and function almost like workshops where students have the opportunity to test theory in practise—a ‘playground’ where you can experiment and develop innovative solutions to problems or challenges. The projects are often interdisciplinary, involving students from all academic fields of DTU.  

Roskilde Festival

The festival is powered by DTU students! Close to 100 DTU-students participate in Roskilde Festival each year and contribute with new and innovative solutions to some of the major challenges of the festival—acoustics, water supply, waste separation and traffic planning, for example. Please note that the website is in Danish.

GRØN DYST  (Green Challenge)

Engineers play an essential role in ensuring a sustainable social development. It is therefore crucial that students are trained in inventing, designing and deploying innovative and sustainable solutions throughout their education. At DTU, all programmes focus on sustainability, climate technology and environment.

Held every other year, the GRØN DYST Student Conference is a unique opportunity for DTU students to present their projects to the world and compete for the prizes for the best project within various categories.

Blue Dot projects

Blue Dot projects are huge and innovative student-lead projects:

  • RoboCup – DTU RoboCup is an annual competition where robots—constructed and programmed by students—traverse an intricate obstacle course. RoboCup also involves a Field Robot Event where robots sow, spray, and harvest a field.
  • Roadrunners – DTU’s ecocar Dynamo has won the European Shell Eco-marathon for energy-efficient cars several years running. In 2015 Dynamo won the Urban Concept Cars category in Rotterdam by running 665 km the equivalent of one single litre of petrol. Please note that the website is in Danish.
  • DTU Ecotrophelia–brews tasty and CO2-friendly beer. DTU Ecotrophelia has its own website in Danish.
  • DTU Biobuilders - DTU Biobuilders aim to solve real life problems with synthetic biology as the main driver. The team of students is put together on a yearly basis and every year DTU Biobuilders participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, which is the largest synthetic biology competition in the world. 
  • SensUs - SensUs is an international competition for university students from around the world. The students combine molecular technology and IT technology and compete to develop and design innovative biosensors. DTU's team is called DeTectUs and you can follow them on FaceBook.

Blue dot

The name ’Blue Dot’ refers to the Earth, which—although it is huge—looks like a small blue dot when viewed from space.

While big ideas can appear simple and tangible when seen from the outside, from the inside they are often rather intricate and complex. 

The name ’Blue Dot’ thus also refers to an engineer’s ability to remain focues and see the big picture while simultaneously delving into the details in order to solve problems and challenges.