Aquatic Science and Technology

With an MSc Eng in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.

Aquatic Science and Technology

Study Programme

The MSc Eng in Aquatic Science and Technology is a two year graduate program, consisting in total of 120 ECTS credit points.

Categories of courses

The programme's 120 ECTS are divided between mandatory courses giving general interdisciplinary competences common for all students, technological specialization courses, elective courses, and a master thesis.

Technological specialization courses, elective courses, and the master thesis give the possibility to focus on one of our three optional study lines.

General competence courses

Technological specialization

The recommended technological specialization courses depend on your study line.
See the full list of courses for each specialization under Study lines


You can, for instance, choose courses from Department of Environmental Engineering, from other DTU departments or from the University of Copenhagen.
See all DTU courses in the DTU Coursebase


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Knowledge, skills and competences

The MSc Eng in Aquatic Science and Technology will give the graduates a common basis of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences, as well as in-depth academic and technological competences in their selected field. Our ambition is to educate engineers who will be able to make a substantial contribution for solving the global challenges related to aquatic environments, and the structure of the education is designed to fill this ambition.

Read more about the knowledge, skills and competences of the Aquatic Science and Technology graduates in the Programme Specifications.

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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


Through the study programme, you will gain the necessary qualifications for engaging in research and development activities within both academic and industrial frameworks.

The study programme has an extensive focus and offers a wide variety of courses which—depending on the courses chosen—can qualify you for jobs in the chemical industry and the pharmaceutical industry.

Career opportunities

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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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