Curriculum

Programme provision

To obtain the MSc degree in Civil Engineering, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Pass General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
    • at least 10 ECTS from each of the groups GR1, GR2 and GR3
  • Pass Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
  • Conduct research for and write a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS points within the field of the general program
  • Pass a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS points of the entire study up to 120

Curriculum

General Competence Courses:

Choose 10 ECTS points among the following courses (GR1):

12422 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
12611 Heat and mass transfer in buildings 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
12612 Concrete Technology 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
41111 Hydrodynamics 2 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
41961 Computational Structural Modelling 2: Non-linear Finite Element Method 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
41963 Advanced Concrete Structures 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
41969 Probabilistic Modelling in Civil Engineering 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)

Take 5 ECTS points by choosing one of the following courses (GR2):

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competencies may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504 (GR2):

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January

Take 5 ECTS points by choosing one of the following courses (GR2):

38101 Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
38102 Technology Entrepreneurship 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38105 Digital Trends for Entrepreneurs 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
38107 Business Design for Sustainability 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
38108 Technology and Innovation Management 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
41936 Advanced Building Design 10 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and June
42576 From Analytics to Action 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
42577 Introduction to Business Analytics 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)

 

Choose the remaining ECTS points - for a total of at least 30 General Competence ECTS points - among the following courses (GR3):

02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
02687 Scientific Computing for ordinary and partial differential equations 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
12360 Indoor Climate 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
12422 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
12611 Heat and mass transfer in buildings 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
12612 Concrete Technology 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
12859 Environmental Engineering in the Arctic 5 point Spring
30857 Extreme Climate and Physical Nature 5 point Spring
34844 Building acoustics 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
41107 Marine and ocean engineering 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
41111 Hydrodynamics 2 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
41237 Dynamics of structures: theory and analysis 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
41882 The Arctic Infrastructure and Society 5 point Spring
41931 Building Fire Safety 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
41936 Advanced Building Design 10 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and June
41963 Advanced Concrete Structures 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
41964 Advanced Steel Structures 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

Technological Specialization Courses

Choose 30 ECTS points among the following courses:

12361 Ventilation and Climatic Systems 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
12420 Advanced engineering geology: soil and porous rocks 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
12421 Advanced Soil Mechanics 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
12430 Mineral resources 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
12431 Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
12451 Pavement Mechanics 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
12613 Durability and repair of concrete structures 5 point August
12854 Infrastructure Constructions in the Arctic 15 point Spring
34850 Architectural acoustics 10 point Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
41113 Computer modelling for marine and coastal engineering 5 point January
41117 Marine and Coastal Structures 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
41126 Fluvial and marine sediment transport 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
41226 Advanced Wave Hydrodynamics 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
41462 Building Performance Simulation 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
41463 High performance buildings 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
41464 Solar Heating Systems 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
41465 Computational Fluid Dynamics for Buildings 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
41466 Sustainable heating and cooling of buildings 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
41468 Sustainable District Heating 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
41653 Corrosion (theory and engineering) 10 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12) and Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
41832 Experimental Structural Mechanics 5 point January
41881 Sustainable building in extreme environments 15 point Spring
41932 Fire dynamics 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
41933 Structural Fire Safety Design 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
41934 Advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
41937 Structural design of precast concrete buildings 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
41961 Computational Structural Modelling 2: Non-linear Finite Element Method 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
41962 Computational structural modelling 3: Plasticity 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
41963 Advanced Concrete Structures 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
41964 Advanced Steel Structures 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
41965 Wood Structures 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
41966 Glass and Glass Structures 5 point June
41967 Seismic and Wind Engineering 10 point Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
41968 Bridge Structures 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)

Elective Courses

Any course classified as an MSc course in DTU's course base may be taken for credit as an Elective course. This includes General Competence and Technological Specialization courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Additionally, MSc students may choose as many as 10 ECTS points among the BSc-level courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions. Consult DTU Course Base for the most updated information about course offerings. 

Head of Studies

Eyal Levenberg

Eyal Levenberg Associate Professor, Head of Section Phone: +45 45251907