What can I do with an MSc in Autonomous Systems

The MSc in Autonomous Systems at DTU provides you with the qualifications required to be a research and development engineer in the private sector. You might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD, for instance at DTU.

Typical fields of work

The MSc in Autonomous Systems forms the basis for jobs within all kinds of production and service companies, e.g. in the manufacturing, IT, logistics, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as for research work in academia to further human knowledge and skills in autonomous systems-related fields. The programme brings together the notions of analysis, modelling, optimization, design, and implementation in a scientific and innovative engineering perspective.

There are numerous areas of activity. With your extensive technical knowledge, you will generally form part of a team of specialists analysing the problems and finding solutions that meet user and customer needs. You will typically be involved in long-term 6 to 12-month projects with the main focus on planning, coordination, and performance.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Autonomous Systems offers extensive career opportunities. You can be employed with all types of companies—from large multinational groups to small businesses with few employees. You can also pursue an international career, either through a Danish company or directly with a company abroad. Furthermore, you can become self-employed and start your own business within the vibrant fields of AI and robotics.

Pursue a PhD

Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD programme, which - at DTU- is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.