Course base - find all DTU's courses

The course base is DTU's collection of course descriptions. Each course description is based on the same template. The following explains the key points.

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Language of instruction

"Danish" indicates that the course will be held in Danish. "English" indicates that the teaching will be held in English or a special course will be held in English for foreign students.

Credit points

The workload is calculated in ECTS credit points (European standard), where 60 credit points corresponds to one year's workload.

A point-score is allocated to each course to denote the anticipated time equivalent (i.e. the amount of time to be spent by each student on that course). A 10-point course presupposes a workload of approx. 280 hours (i.e. 1 credit point equals approx. 28 hours). The number of hours includes time spent on attending classes, and time spent on preparation, reports, examinations and the like. 


  • “BSc courses”: Courses on undergraduate level, of which the main part are taught in Danish.
  • “BEng courses”: Courses belonging to the program Bachelor of Engineering (undergraduate).
  • “Advanced courses”: Courses on graduate level, which require certain prerequisites.

Not applicable together with

Other courses which resemble in content the course in question to a great degree, and which therefore do not carry credit points along with that course.


For reasons of safety, students are required to pass courses specified as “mandatory” before enrolling in the course in question. If you are uncertain whether you meet the requirements for following the course, you are welcome to contact the contact person for the course.


Course placement. The module timetable is as follows:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 a.m. - noon 1A 3A 5A 2B 4B
Noon - 1 p.m. break break break break break
1 - 5 p.m. 2A 4A 5B 1B 3B

The module timetable is the same for both autumn and spring.

E stands for autumn semester (“efterår” in Danish) and F stands for the spring semester (“forår” in Danish).

If the description of the course refers to F3 in the timetable, then the course is held in the spring in group 3 (both 3A and 3B) i.e. Tuesday 8 a.m. -noon and Friday from 1 – 5 p.m. Similarly, E3 means that the course is offered in the autumn in both 3A and 3B.

If, for instance, the timetable slot is F-3A, then the course is held in the spring in timetable group 3A, i.e. Tuesday 8 a.m. -noon. Similarly, E-5B indicates that the course is held in autumn in 5B, Wednesday from 1 – 5 p.m.

January means 3-week sessions in January

June means 3-week sessions in June.

Date of examination

The examination slot shows the dates of the exams for all courses in either the autumn or spring semester.

Type of assessment

Indicates the method of examination—written or oral exam or handing in of report.

Learning objectives

A brief description of what the student is expected to have learned after completing the course.

Course content

A summary of the course syllabus.


The teacher to contact for further information on the course.

Exchange students

Before searching the course base, exchange students should note that:

  • Courses may be cancelled with very short notice (e.g. if not enough students sign up for the course), although that happens very seldom
  • Courses may be overbooked (too many students sign up) preventing you from taking the course
  • If only one or two international students sign up for a course, the teacher can decide to change the language of instruction to Danish and then give the international students special lectures in English
  • Exchange students can choose between all courses taught in English
  • The course catalogue is continuously updated, thus minor changes may occur.

Open University students

Open University students can only take courses in the category "open university".