What can I do with an MSc in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

The employment situation for MSc Eng graduates in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering is very positive, and all recent graduates have found jobs relevant to the Materials and Manufacturing Engineering degree. They have either been employed in private and public companies, or have started their own business. The study programme is highly relevant to Danish and international industrial companies and meets the need for creative employees in the field of innovative product development.

Therefore, there is a wide range of career opportunities in various companies and institutions.

Typical fields of work

Work assignments relate to energy production and storage, transport, building and construction, (micro)electronics, food production, medical devices, and automation. Typical fields of work include:

  • development departments in industrial companies: improvement of advanced materials, optimization of products, manufacturing processes, and production systems
  • production departments
  • testing and service departments
  • procurement or sales departments
  • innovation, product development and technological guidance in consultancy firms
  • specification/evaluation/reporting
  • characterization and/or modelling
  • national and international research

Career opportunities

Materials and Manufacturing Engineering graduates are employed in private and public companies, or have started their own business. The graduates have found jobs with, among others:

  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Siemens
  • Dong Energy
  • NOV Flexibles
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • Velux
  • Haldor Topsø
  • FORCE Technology
  • Danish Technological Institute
  • Novo Nordisk.

Pursue a PhD

Once you have a MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD, which at DTU is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company. As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.