Prerequisites for Engineering Light

Academic requirements for this programme

National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)

The following BSc Eng programme at DTU gives students access to the MSc Eng programme in Engineering Light:

Students with a Bachelor degree from other studylines at DTU may be accepted as MSc students within MSc Engineering Light based upon individual evaluation of the applicant 

Students from other BSc Eng programmes at DTU, for example  

 have access to be admitted to the programme subject to having completed one of the following courses:

34020Optics and photonics5pointSpring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
34021Introduction to optics and photonics5pointSpring F1B (Thurs 13-17), Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)


Other National and International (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark) Applicants


Bachelor of Science students from other universities in Denmark or abroad with a relevant background for example within

  • Physics
  • Engineering Physics 
  • Applied mathematics
  • Electromagnetism

may have access to the MSc Eng programme in Photonics Engineering. However, the student must be able to document basic knowledge within optics and photonics corresponding to having completed the curriculum within one of the following DTU courses:

34020 Optics and photonics 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
34021 Introduction to optics and photonics 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17), Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)

Students with a Bachelor degree from DTU or elsewere may possibly be admitted to the studyprogramme based upon evaluation of application from the respective student

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)

DTU offers an Honours Programme as part of all MSc  Eng. programmes. The admission requirements are described at

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