Curriculum for Design and Innovation

Programme provision

To obtain the MSc degree in Design & Innovation, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed Polytechnical foundation courses adding up to at least 5 ECTS
  • Have passed Programme specific courses adding up to at least 55 ECTS
  • Have performed a Master thesis of 30 ECTS points within the field of the general program
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective courses to bring the total number of ECTS of the entire study to 120 ECTS


Polytechnical foundation courses (5 ECTS)

The following course is mandatory

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

Programme specific courses (55 ECTS)

Core competence courses - "Systematic Design" - mandatory (10 ECTS)

41639 Holistic Design of Engineering Systems 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)

Core competence courses - "Design for People & Society" - mandatory (10 ECTS)

02809 UX Design Prototyping 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
38110 Staging co-creation and creativity 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Choose 35 ECTS among the remainder of the programme specific courses (select courses from both Course Group 1 and 2):

Course Group 1: Systematic Design

02830 Advanced Project in Digital Media Engineering 10 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
34365 IoT Prototyping 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
34366 Intelligent systems 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
34367 Project in Intelligent Systems 5 point January
41073 Development and operation of product/service-systems 10 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12) and Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
41083 Technology platforms and architectures 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
41084 Biologically Inspired Design 5 point January
41635 Robust design of products and mechanisms 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
41637 Mass Customization - application of product configuration 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
41638 Complexity Management 5 point January
63851 Project Management 5 point August and January

Course Group 2: Design for People & Society

02266 User Experience Engineering 5 point January
02806 Social data analysis and visualization 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
02808 Personal Data Interaction for Mobile and Wearables 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
12240 Environmental Management, innovation and Ethics 5 point January
12772 Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
38102 Technology Entrepreneurship 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38103 X-Tech Entrepreneurship 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17), Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
38107 Business Design for Sustainability 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
38108 Technology and Innovation Management 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
41636 Design for Circular Economy 5 point January


Any course classified as MSc course in DTU's course base may be an elective course. This includes programme specific courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions. In addition, it is possible to take MSc-level courses at other Danish universities or abroad.

Head of Studies