Mechanical Engineering

Interested in creating and producing new products? Or improving existing products, for example by implementing digital elements in traditional products? On the Mechanical Engineering study programme you will learn to develop creative mechanical products and solutions, to help ensure future sustainable development. You will operate in the overlap between people, the environment, production, and economics, and learn how to design production systems in an innovative and systematic way. By choosing Mechanical Engineering, you can help shape the future.


What will you learn?

You will be taught technical science subjects such as mathematics, physics, mechanics, dynamics, and materials science. You will learn about engineering in relation to production technology, process technology, and design, and about programming, electrical engineering, and automation. You will learn to design industrial products, and how these products can be manufactured using advanced processes and production facilities. You will also learn how to manage maintenance and production systems, and develop life cycle analyses and safety assessments.


Study programme structure

During your first three semesters you will have mandatory subjects such as mechanics, energy technology, product development, and design. From semester 4 you can specialize in a field of particular interest to you. You can choose between fields such as design, energy, maritime engineering, mechatronics, and materials and manufacturing. During semester 5 you do an internship in a company. This will give you valuable insight into the role and work of a mechanical engineer. The study programme ends with your BEng project, which you normally do in collaboration with a company.


Career opportunities

Mechanical engineering tasks are spread across a range of sectors, such as pharma, wind turbines, shipyards, and manufacturers of computers or hearing aids. In small companies, mechanical engineers often serve as the technical expert responsible for key decisions about products and production. In large companies, mechanical engineers generally start off as designers in the development department, before advancing to specialist, project manager, team leader, head of department, or senior manager—depending on their abilities and interests. Many mechanical engineers also choose to start their own business.

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