The standard period of study is four semesters which corresponds to 120 ECTS credits, consisting of three semesters of course work, and a master’s thesis that is usually written during the fourth semester.
The study plan follows the guidelines listed below:
|DTU Year 1
||TUM Year 1
General competence courses 25 ECTS
Technological specialization courses 30 ECTS
Electives 5 ECTS
Required courses 24 ECTS
Elective Courses 24 ECTS
Cross Cutting Methods 12 ECTS
|TUM Year 2
||DTU Year 2
Electives 15 ECTS
Project 15 ECTS
Thesis 30 ECTS
General competence courses 10 ECTS
Electives 15-20 ECTS
Thesis 30-35 ECTS
Students must pass a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS credits of the entire study up to at least 120 ECTS credits.
As part of their application for the 1:1 MSc programme, students are asked to prepare a study plan which must be approved by both programme coordinators. The programme coordinators from each institution must approve the study plan of each student involved in the programme.
For TUM students, the first and second semester are taken at the home institution and the third and fourth semester at the host institution.
For DTU students, a standard period of two consecutive semesters is taken at the host institution. This can either be in the first and the second semester (master's thesis conducted at the home institution), or the third and fourth semester (master's thesis conducted at the host institution).
The master thesis is usually written during the fourth semester of the programme. The thesis will be conducted with co-supervision from both institutions. The thesis supervisor at the institution where the master thesis work is conducted will act as the main supervisor and will thus have the primary responsibility for the student. Local thesis rules will apply.
For DTU students, the thesis must be presented at an oral defense according to the rules and regulations of the university where the master thesis has been conducted and with the participation of both supervisors.
For DTU students, the master thesis is graded using the 7-point grading scale, with the grade appearing on the Master degree diploma. The grade will be determined by the DTU thesis supervisor, the co-supervisor and an external examiner according to the Danish rules and regulations on examination.