Curriculum for Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Programme provision

To obtain the MSc degree in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 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

42504 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point August
42501 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point June
42500 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point January

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

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

Programme specific courses (55 ECTS)

Innovation course II - choose 5 ECTS among the following courses: 

38107 Business Design for Sustainability 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
41636 Design for Circular Economy 5 point January

Core competence courses - mandatory (15 ECTS)

41656 Materials in advanced applications and products 10 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17) and Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
41740 Digital Manufacturing - Industry 4.0 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)

Core competence courses - choose 5 ECTS among the following courses:

41662 Physical metallurgy 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
41747 Modelling in materials and manufacturing engineering - heat transfer and diffusion 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)

The extra ECTS points in this group will automatically be a part of the overall ECTS points of the programme specific courses.


The rest of the programme specific courses are divided into two groups: Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, respectively.

30 ECTS among the rest of the programme specific courses must be chosen such that both areas are covered by at least 10 ECTS: 

Materials Engineering

41653 Corrosion (theory and engineering) 10 point E5A (Wed 8-12) and either E5B (Wed 13-17) or E1B (Thurs 13-17)
41658 Methods for experimental materials characterization 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
41661 Metals technology 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
41667 Project course in materials engineering 5 point January
41668 Computational Materials Science 5 point June
41669 Advanced surface engineering 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
47304 Ceramic science and engineering 10 point Spring F2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)

Note: In case of many particpants, the course 41653 duplicates its practical part to allow the intake of more students. Thus, students of 41653 will get a place in either E5B or E1B for the practicals, while all students follow the theory part of 41653 in E5A.  

Manufacturing Engineering

41730 Industrial forming of metals 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
41733 Metallurgy, design and manufacturing of cast components 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
41734 Geometrical metrology and machine testing 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
41737 Design of plastic products 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
41739 Experimental plastic and metal processing technology 5 point June
41743 Micro product design, development and production 5 point January
41748 Modelling in materials and manufacturing engineering - thermomechanics 5 point Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
41749 Precision Machining 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Note: For both focus areas, some courses (41653, 41667, 41734, 41739 and 41743) are completely or partly of practical nature and, therefore, have a limited number of available places. In case of overbooking, DTU will assign places by a lottery.  

Elective courses

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