Electrical Engineering - DTU-KAIST Dual Degree programme

Interested in Electrical Engineering? Boost your CV by studying abroad; graduate with a dual degree from two internationally acclaimed universities; spend one year abroad, and gain combined Electrical and Mechanical Engineering competences.

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Electrical Engineering is a DTU-KAIST Dual Degree programme. This means that you get to spend one year at DTU and one year at KAIST, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. You get a Danish and an international degree, which gives you personal and academic skills with an international foundation.

Combined Expertise of two top universities

The Electrical Engineering programme is based on the expertise of DTU and KAIST within Electrical Engineering. The programme targets students who wish to profit from the two universities’ long standing traditions and combined knowledge within the core areas of Power Electronics, Electrical Energy Systems, Space Technology and Wireless Engineering as well as Signal and Image Processing.

The objective of the study line in electric energy systems is to provide you with a deep insight and knowledge, which qualifies you to analyze, design, develop and operate electric energy systems. The study line is based on fundamental knowledge of electromagnetisms and circuit analysis.

The study line in space technology covers several fields with emphasis e.g. on electronic spacecraft instrumentation such as magnetometers and star cameras; on electromagnetic systems such as antennas, radars and radiometers; on attitude control systems; on signal and statistical processing techniques for remote sensing data from satellites and aircrafts. The program also includes the possibility of participating in the development of complete student satellites or specific components, systems or methods for satellites and their applications.

The objective of the Wireless Engineering study line is to provide the students with excellent qualifications to perform research and development of advanced electromagnetic systems for wireless communication technologies such as satellites, telecommunications, mobile communications, broadcasting, radar and radiometer systems, and remote sensing.


The main focus of Electrical Engineering Dual Degree programme is in Power Electronics, Electric Energy Systems, Space Technology and Wireless Engineering as well as Signal and Image Processing.

Studying abroad jump-starts your career as employers are always looking for graduates with an international outlook and intercultural competencies. Upon graduation you are eligible to enter a PhD programme, but you are also qualitied for demanding positions in industry.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation you will be qualified to work within a wide range of areas ranging from Power Electronics to Space Technology over Electric Energy Systems.

Graduating the MSc programme with a high grade point average may qualify you for admission to PhD studies—either as an industrial PhD with concurrent employment in a company, or as a regular PhD student.

Read more about DTU's PhD programmes

Application deadlines

1st of February - for start in the fall semester
1st of September - for start in the spring semester*

*Students who started at DTU on 1 September may send the application form by 10 September

The KAIST-DTU Double Degree Master's program is only open to students, who have been formally admitted to DTU’s regular MSc in Electrical Engineering programme. Therefore, it is not possible to apply for admission directly to the double degree program. The application form is only accessible with DTU credentials.

How to apply

1) Fill in the application form and submit it.
2) The Office of International Education will forward the application to the Programme Coordinator.
3) The Programme coordinator will consult their counterparts at the partner university and select the most eligible students.
Please note, that the partner university MAY ask for additional documents, before taking a decision.  
4) The Programme coordinator will inform DTU International Affairs Office about their decision.
5) The Office of International Education will inform the students and issue Nomination Letters. 



  • Motivated and dedicated students
  • Above average GPA
  • Strong English Language skills.

Pre-approval of courses

 Courses taken abroad at KAIST must be approved by the DTU professor responsible for the individual Dual Degree programme.

Periods abroad

Students have the possibility of spending one year at KAIST during 3 different periods as indicated below. However, it is strongly recommended that students – especially international students - spend at least their 1st and even 2nd semester of their master studies at DTU in order to get familiar with the university, study program and fellow students.

  • Period One: 1st + 2nd semester
  • Period Two: 2nd + 3rd semester
  • Period Three: 3rd + 4th semester (writing Master Thesis abroad with both KAIST and DTU supervisor – examination at DTU)

The programme requirements consist of four components:

  • general competence courses
  • specialization courses
  • elective courses
  • master's thesis

Please note : 30 DTU ECTS, equal to 9 KAIST credits

All students must complete a study plan and have it approved by Associate Professor Ziwei Ouyang. Any future changes to this plan must also be approved by him.

General Competence Courses and Specialization Courses

For an up-to date list of general competence courses and specialization courses please contact Associate Professor Ziwei Ouyang 

Master's thesis

The master's thesis is usually written in the fourth semester of the program. It must be written in English. It must be accepted by both advisors, and is concluded by an oral presentation (defense) at the institution where the work has been done.

The subject of the master's thesis has to be approved by both institutions. At DTU, the master's thesis is graded using the 7 grade scale, with the grade appearing on the master's degree diploma.

The grade will be determined by the DTU thesis supervisor and an external examiner according to the Danish rules and regulations on examination.

At KAIST pass/not passed is used when evaluating thesis work conducted at KAIST.

KAIST uses a credit transfer system similar to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Three (3) KAIST credits are equivalent to ten (10) DTU ECTS.

Students are required to earn 18 credits from KAIST and 60 ECTS from DTU during their dual degree master's programme.


Ziwei Ouyang

Ziwei Ouyang Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Photonics Engineering Phone: +45 45255764