The standard period of study is four semesters which corresponds to 120 ECTS, consisting of three semesters of course work, and an MSc thesis (30 ECTS) that is usually written during the fourth semester.
The programmes comprise four categories of courses: General competences, Technological specialization, Electives, and Thesis
First year at DTU, second year at TUM. MSc thesis project conducted at TUM.
First year at TUM, second year at DTU. MSc thesis project conducted at DTU.
As part of their application for the 1:1 MSc programme, students are asked to prepare a study plan. The study plan must be approved by both programme coordinators. The programme coordinators from DTU and TUM must approve the study plan of each student involved in the programme.
As described above, the MSc thesis project work is usually conducted during the fourth semester of the programme, and the MSc thesis project must be finalized within the fourth semester. The thesis project will be conducted with co-supervision from both institutions. The thesis supervisor at the institution where the MSc thesis work is conducted will act as the main supervisor and will thus have the primary day-to-day responsibility for the student.
A master thesis project in corporation with a company is recommended.
For DTU students, the thesis must be presented at an oral defense according to the rules and regulations of the DTU and with the participation - in person or on-line - of both supervisors. The MSc thesis is graded using the 7-point grading scale, with the grade appearing on the MSc degree diploma. According to the Danish rules and regulations on examination, the grade will be determined by the DTU thesis supervisor, the co-supervisor and an external examiner.