More than 2,200 young people can join fellow students at DTU after the summer vacation. Photo: Mikal Schlosser

High intake at DTU helps to meet strong demand for engineers

Friday 28 Jul 17

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2,207 young people have been offered a place on one of DTU’s 33 engineering programmes. Engineering is currently attracting a lot of interest, both among prospective students and in the business community.

DTU’s engineering programmes are again attracting strong interest, and the University is therefore increasing its intake yet again in 2017. This year, a total of 2,207 young people will be offered a place on one of DTU’s 35 BEng and BSc Eng programmes. This represents a slight 1% increase compared to last year’s intake.

Philip Binning, Senior Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs, is pleased with the increasing demand for engineers.

“We’re proud that we’ve succeeded in maintaining a high level of interest in DTU’s engineering programmes, despite the general decline in the number of applicants in Denmark as a whole. One of DTU’s most important tasks is to educate engineers for society, and we know that there is great demand for our graduates in the labour market. So it’s just beautiful that DTU is attracting the interest of both the young people themselves and their prospective employers,” says Philip Binning.

BSc Eng programmes full up
"It’s just beautiful that DTU is attracting the interest of both the young people themselves and their prospective employers."

Apart from a single place on the Strategic Analysis and Systems Design programme, all DTU’s BSc Eng programmes are full up. A total of 1,198 young people have been offered a place on one of DTU’s BSc Eng programmes after the summer holidays. This is 5% more than in 2016.

The increase in applicant numbers also means that it will be more difficult to gain admission to several of the BSc Eng programmes: The minimum grade point average for admission is thus up on 11 out of DTU’s 18 BSc Eng programmes in 2017. The highest grade point average for admission is 10.3 on the General Engineering programme. However, a grade point average of more than 9.5 is also needed for admission to the Mathematics and Technology,
Biotechnology, and Design and Innovation programmes.

“The minimum grade point averages for admission to several of DTU’s BSc programmes goes up every year. Unfortunately, this means that we have to reject many qualified applicants, but at the same time we are very pleased that so many talented young people have the desire and abilities needed to embark on one of our technically and mathematically demanding programmes,” says Professor Philip Binning.

Still vacant places on the BEng programmes

The pressure on the BEng programmes has eased slightly compared to 2016, and the number of students who are offered at place on one of these programmes is therefore down slightly in 2017. A total of 1,009 applicants will be offered at place at one of DTU’s BEng programmes in 2017, representing a 3% decrease. Here, the highest grade point average for admission is 7.9 on the BEng programme in Software Technology.

Places are still available on five of DTU’s 17 BEng programmes:

  1. Arctic Technology
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Food Safety and Quality
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Mobility, Transport and Logistics

From Friday 28 July 2017, it is possible to apply for these places via dtu.dk. The application deadline is 10 August, and applicants will be notified on 15 August.

The new engineering students will be welcomed to DTU on Friday 25 August for a general introduction to life as a student of engineering during the freshers’ trips. Classes start on Monday 4 September.

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