Prerequisites

Students with any Danish or foreign Bachelor degrees in technological or natural science can be admitted according to the academic requirements following below.

Academic requirements for this programme

National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)

Bachelors of Science in Engineering

The following BSc Eng programmes at DTU give students access to admission to the MSc Eng Programme in Business Analytics,

  • Strategic Analysis and Systems Design
  • Mathematics and Technology

subject to having completed the following course:

42101 Introduction to Operations Research 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

The academic requirements for admission for other BSc Eng graduates are described below.

The following course or similar is mandatory:

42101 Introduction to Operations Research 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

We expect students to know programming prior to entering the programme. Therfore, at least 10 ECTS among the following or similar courses, must have been passed (work experince does not count towards those ECTS).  5 of the 10 ECTS must come from advanced courses (e.g. 02105, 02635). Courses based on scripting languages such as R or Matlab are considered introductory (e.g. 02631,02633,02101), while courses on web-programming and SQL are not considered as fulfilling the requirements for admission.

02105 Algorithms and Data Structures 1 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
02631 Introduction to programming and data processing 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17), F7 (Tues 18-22)
or
02633 Introduction to programming and data processing 5 point January, June
or
02101 Introductory Programming 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
02635 Mathematical software programming 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

At least one of the following or similar courses:

01006 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1 20 point Autumn and Spring
01017 Discrete Mathematics 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)

At least 5 ECTS must come from the following or similar courses:

02402 Introduction to Statistics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12), Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
02403 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 5 point June
02405 Probability theory 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)

Bachelor of Engineering (Diplomingeniør)

Students with a Danish Bachelor of Engineering (Diplomingeniør) have access to be admitted to the programme according to the academic requirements outlined above. Individual assessments will be made as to whether applicants possess qualifications in mathematics, operations research, and statistics.

Other Bachelors of Science in Engineering og Bachelors of Natural Science

Students holding a BSc Eng or a Bachelor of Natural Science from other Danish universities have access to be admitted to the programme according to the academic requirements outlined above. Individual assessments will be made as to whether applicants possess qualifications in mathematics, operations research, and statistics.

International Applicants (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark)

Students holding an international bachelor degree (bachelor of science in engineering or natural science) within a relevant field, e.g. engineering, applied mathematics, mathematical modelling, financial engineering, computer science etc. are very welcome to apply. They have access to be admitted to the programme according to the academic requirements outlined above. Individual assessments will be made as to whether applicants possess sufficient qualifications in mathematics, operations research (e.g. 42101 at DTU), programming, and statistics.

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