Academic requirements for this programme
National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)
Bachelors of Science in Engineering from DTU
The following Bachelor of Science (BSc) in engineering programmes at DTU give students legal right of admission to the MSc Eng programme in Civil Engineering:
- Civil Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
Bachelors of Engineering (diplomingeniør) from DTU
Applicants who have completed the following Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes from DTU:
- Architectural Engineering
- Arctic Civil Engineering
- Civil Engineering
have access to be admitted subject to having completed the following four courses:
|01035||Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12), Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|02402||Introduction to Statistics||5||point||Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12), Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|02405||Probability theory||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|02403||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||5||point||June|
|02601||Introduction to Numerical Algorithms||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17), Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|11562||Materials Science for Civil Engineers||5||point||Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)|
|12603||Materials Science for Civil Engineers||5||point||Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)|
Also it is strongly recommended that applicants possess qualifications corresponding to:
|02633||Introduction to programming and data processing||5||point||January, June|
|11031||Building Information Modeling (BIM)||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|41927||Building Information Modeling (BIM)||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|11311||Concrete Structures||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|41956||Concrete Structures||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|11318||Steel Structures||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41957||Steel Structures||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
Other National and International (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark) Applicants
May be admitted after an individual evaluation of their academic qualifications, provided they fulfil the requirements, as outlined below.
In general terms, the required bachelor-level background for admission into the program includes: (i) mathematics; (ii) statistics; (iii) physics; (iv) chemistry; (v) programming; (vi) numerical analysis, e.g., finite-element method or other computational mechanics techniques; (vii) mechanics of materials, e.g., stress, strain, elasticity, plasticity, strength; (viii) mechanics of structures, e.g., beam theory, plate theory, forces and moments in frames, support types and reactions; (ix) soil mechanics and geotechnics; and (x) construction materials, e.g., Portland cement concrete (essential), steel (essential), asphalt concrete, wood, aluminium, and glass.
Thus, strong working knowledge of mathematics, structural design, and programming are prerequisites. A year's full-time study at DTU amounts to 60 ECTS points. The MSc programme builds on a bachelor of science curriculum with at least the following content of mathematics and engineering sciences:
- Mathematics (25-30 ECTS) - e.g. 01005, 01035, 02405
- University Physics and Chemistry (10-15 ECTS) - e.g. 10022, 26028
- Programming & the Finite Element Method (5-10 ECTS) - e.g. 02601, 41958
- Statics, continuum mechanics etc. (10-15 ECTS) - e.g. 41953, 41954,41955
- Structural design & geotechnics (10-15 ECTS) - e.g. 41956, 41957, 12411, 12412
- Material science for Civil Engineers (5-10 ECTS) - e.g. 12603, 12604
Applicants are assumed to have the necessary prerequisites for the MSc programme courses when entering the programme. The description of the DTU-courses may be used to assess the required level of knowledge and skills. In the MSc programme, students should be willing to acquire any prerequisites that they may be missing by themselves.
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