Academic requirements for this programme
National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)
The following Bachelor of Science programmes from DTU have access to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Autonomous Systems.
- Electrical Engineering
- Design of Sustainable Energy Systems
- Artificial Intelligence and Data
- Software Technology
- Cyber Technology
Bachelor of Science students from other universities in Denmark with a relevant background such as
- Electrical Engineering – AU
- Manufacturing and Operations Engineering – AAU
- Robotics Engineering – AAU
- Electronic Engineering and IT – AAU
- Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing – AAU
- Electronics – SDU
- Robot Systems - SDU
may apply for admission and will be assessed individually.
The following Bachelor of Engineering programme from DTU has access to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Autonomous Systems:
The following Bachelors of Engineering from other universities in Denmark with a relevant background may apply for admission and will be assessed individually:
- Mechatronics - SDU
Applicants should possess good qualifications in basic mathematics and physics as well as in programming. It is also important to have experience with theoretical and experimental work.
International Applicants (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark)
Applicants to DTU’s MSc Eng programme in Autonomous Systems must have completed a BSc in Electrical or Computer Engineering or another relevant course of study. Applicants should possess good qualifications in basic mathematics and physics as well as in programming. It is also important to have experience with theoretical and experimental work.
Other applicants must be able to document that they possess corresponding qualifications and will be assessed individually.
The specific academic requirements for the MSc courses can be found in DTU’s course database and it is the individual student’s responsibility to ensure that these requirements are met.
List of suggested competences
The topics below are not strictly demanded for admission, but experience with some of them would be an advantage. The mentioned courses are some indicative courses that are offered in DTU; other courses with similar focus are equally considered.
- Mathematics at level 2, indicative courses offered in DTU:
|01035||Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12), Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|01034||Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2||5||point||Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)|
- Programming (Python, C/C++, etc.), indicative courses offered in DTU:
|02002||Computer Programming (Polytechnical Foundation)||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|02003||Computer Programming (Polytechnical Foundation)||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|02112||Embedded Systems Programming||5||point||January|
|02160||Agile Object-oriented Software Development||10||point||Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)|
|02393||Programming in C++||5||point||E7 (Tues 18-22)|
- Machine Learning and Data Mining, indicative courses offered in DTU:
|02180||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|02182||Symbolic Artificial Intelligence||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|02450||Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
- Electronics Prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.), indicative courses offered in DTU:
|34315||Internet of things – application and infrastructure implementation||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41028||Design of mechatronic systems 1||5||point||Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
General admission requirements
Only applicants holding a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering (diplomingeniøruddannelse) or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. The bachelor's degree must be less than ten years old.
The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants must complete supplementary educational activities.
Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified as a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.
The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor's programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.
Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the specified deadlines, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.
The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL, CAE) https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/graduate/admission-and-deadlines/language_test_requirements
DTU offers an Honours Programme as part of all MSc Eng. programmes. The admission requirements are described at https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/graduate/honours-programmes
Specific prerequisites for the Industry MSc Eng Programmes
The prerequisites are similar to the specific ones that apply to the 2-year-programmes, but in addition, the applicant must have a job relevant to the studies with a workload of at least 25 hours a week, or the applicant may be self-employed in a start-up company. Read more about the rules on https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/graduate/industry-master-of-science-in-engineering