The ability to generate innovation plays an increasing role in addressing many global issues in a way that also ensures the survival of the welfare society. Design engineers gain knowledge and competencies enabling them to contribute to innovation activities and the development of products and systems in which the environment and social issues are taken into consideration.
The study programme provides you with the proper tools and methods for meeting the challenge of combining multiple technical disciplines with knowledge of user needs and creating innovative products, services, and systems.
Design and Innovation focuses on equipping the students with the competencies required for carrying out engineering tasks with emphasis on design. Therefore, the MSc Eng programme comprises both technical-scientific and social science disciplines and is characterised by an academic competency that combines:
- A socio-technical understanding of products and systems in their social and technical context
- A creative synthesis competence relating to social, technical, and aesthetic aspects
- A reflective technical-scientific competence, qualifying the MSc student to participate in the technical development
The study programme aims to develop your creative skills and abilities to analyse the interaction between the user, technology, and company. You will gain knowledge of one or more technical domains and learn to develop concepts and implement innovation processes that are more far-reaching than product and system development.
One of the most distinguishing features of the Design and Innovation programme is the long-standing tradition of project work and using different teaching methods. The programme is taught by lecturers from both DTU Management and DTU Mechanical Engineering. By drawing on expertise from both departments, all core areas of the study programme, design methods, system and product design, material technology, innovation management, and sustainability are covered.
You will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with both Danish and international companies - either as part of the courses, as an individual project or while writing your thesis.
The MSc Eng is a two-year graduate programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.