Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering

Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering

The MSc Eng programme in Civil Engineering helps make future construction projects more exciting, secure and sustainable.

Civil Engineering

Study Programme

The MSc Eng programme in Civil Engineering spans two years with a total workload of 120 ECTS points. The degree awarded upon completion is: Master of Science in Engineering – Civil Engineering.

The modern practice of civil engineering requires a body of knowledge that is multi-disciplinary, covering numerous interrelated areas such as construction materials and processes, structural mechanics, geotechnics, energy technology, safety, indoor climate, acoustics, hydrology, geology, environmental sciences, and project management.

The MSc programme in Civil Engineering is geared towards developing lifelong skills within these knowledge areas. The education is unique, emphasising close collaboration among students and with researchers, and access to top-notch experimental facilities. 

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Study programme focus

The MSc Eng programme in Civil Engineering has the goal of preparing students for a long-lasting engineering career. To achieve this, the programme offers a rich and adaptable curriculum that combines theoretical studies, mathematical modelling, computer simulations, and hands-on experiments in the laboratory and field.

The program alternates between individual work and group work, and exposes the students to industry and research. The study process emphasizes creative thinking, systematic problem solving, collaboration with seasoned professionals, and bigger-picture comprehension.

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


MSc Eng graduates in Civil Engineering typically find employment in consulting engineering companies or as contractors or manufacturers. Others work for local authorities, public agencies, or educational and research institutions. Finally, some students end up starting their own companies.

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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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An international university

Lying in one of the world’s happiest and safest countries, DTU welcomes graduate students from all over the world to be part of an international, innovative and open-minded learning environment.

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