Civil Engineering

As a Civil Engineering graduate, you can become one of the engineers developing and building groundbreaking new structures and using exciting new materials that reduce energy consumption and the use of fossil fuels and optimize transport systems. You will work at an advanced technical level on planning and constructing the housing complexes, towns, roads, bridges and port facilities of the future. You can thus help determine how future construction will look.

 

What will you learn?

As a Civil Engineering graduate, you will help make a significant impact on ensuring sustainability and functionality. How you construct a building, what materials you use, and where you choose to locate it, all matter a great deal. You will be responsible for breathing life into the CAD model and ensuring that the structure can be built—with minimum financial and environmental costs.

To achieve this, you will have to do more than just draw on knowledge from the basic scientific subjects—mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. You will also need to be proficient in technological disciplines like building techniques, materials science, town planning, infrastructure, environment, energy consumption, and indoor climate.

During your BSc programme you will thus receive a basic knowledge of how to design, calculate, and test based on a technical understanding, combined with common sense and logic. You can choose among nine Master’s programmes, giving you the opportunity to specialize at international level, in combination with your broad, general knowledge from the BSc programme.

Study programme structure

During the programme we place great emphasis on using theory and IT to solve practical problems from the real world. In order to manage a building project—and successfully deal with the environmental, financial, technical, and social challenges that are bound to arise along the way—it is important for you to be able to work together on an interdisciplinary team with architects, manufacturers, contractors, clients, and the authorities.

There is great flexibility in your study programme, and to help you make decisions, some recommended courses have been prepared—which you may customize as you wish depending on your interests.

Career opportunities

As a civil engineer you can work in a consulting engineering company or contracting company. You can also continue in the field of research and development, or work in a municipal technical department.
Photo: Colourbox

With more than 400 courses in English from the third year onwards, DTU offers a uniquely flexible course structure.

Check out you options
as a guest students at DTU.