Master of Science (MSc) in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Graduates from Materials and Manufacturing Engineering solve engineering challenges because they are able to optimize advanced materials and complex manufacturing processes for high-tech industrial production.

Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Study Programme

Materials and manufacturing engineering is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on the application of materials as well as process and production technologies in high-tech products within various fields, including energy production, the automotive and aeronautical industries, medical devices, and communication.

Study programme focus

The key to develop and optimize products with improved functionality and extended lifetime is the interplay between:

  • the internal structure of materials
  • process technologies for manufacturing and post-processing of a high-tech product
  • product properties
  • product performance under its operating conditions (see figure)

The programme enables you to predict, control, and optimize material properties and to analyse and optimize the industrial process technologies, which are relevant for advanced products at both micro and macro scale.

The interplay between materials, processes, products, properties, and performance (see figure) is central to the MSc programme and is reflected in the programme title ‘Materials and Manufacturing Engineering’.

The MSc programme is very application-oriented, and the teaching is highly research-based and relevant to industry. As a supplement to the theoretical courses and numerical simulations, you will have access to experimental facilities and test equipment. Project work is generally inspired by or carried out in collaboration with industry, and you will therefore be working with relevant, real cases throughout the entire study programme.


The MSc is a two-year graduate programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.

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Combine work with studies

This study programme is also available as an Industry study programme where you can combine work and study over a 4-year period. Special rules apply.

Industry MSc Eng programmes

The study programme contains no actual study line, but rather two focus areas:

When choosing your courses and designing your study plan make sure to include both areas to ensure an ideal combination of both materials and manufacturing engineering.


Materials and processes are crucial to social welfare and technological progress. Therefore, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering graduates have a host of career opportunities in various industrial areas, including energy production and storage, transport, building and construction, (micro)electronics, food production, medical devices, automation, and robotics.

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More opportunities at DTU

As a DTU student, you have many opportunities to study abroad as part of your degree - everything from a semester abroad to an international joint degree or a summer school exchange.

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