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.
Students starting at DTU must pass a number of general competence courses adding up to 30 ECTS credits and a number of technology specialization courses adding up to 30 ECTS credits. All courses are 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 each institution must approve the study plan of each student involved in the programme. The study plan will comprise 120 ECTS with 60 ECTS from DTU and 60 ECTS from TUM and follow the guidelines described in this section.
The student must pass 30 ECTS General Competences and 30 ECTS Technology Specialization, the majority of which should be taken during the first year at DTU, but some courses can be transferred to the second year at TUM. All 30 ECTS General Competences must be passed at DTU. Both 42112 Mathematical Programming with Modelling Software and 42413 Simulation in Production and Services must be passed; one will count as General Competence and the other as Technology Specialization. This means that at least 5 ECTS out of 30 ECTS within Technology Specialization will be done at DTU.
In the third semester at TUM, the students have the opportunity to attend lectures and at the same time to establish the research project, they will pursue for their Master's thesis. If students attend courses at TUM from the Operations & Supply Chain Management or Innovation & Entrepreneurship lists during the second year, they will be able to gain ECTS points counting towards DTU’s Technology Specialization during that period, before concentrating on their Master’s thesis research during the fourth semester (second half of the second year). The student may enroll in the “Project Studium” at TUM. This will count as an elective course.
The master thesis is usually conducted during the fourth semester of the programme. The thesis will be conducted with co-supervision from both institutions. The Master’s thesis is worth 30 ECTS. The students have a main supervisor at DTU and an external supervisor at TUM.
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.