Academic requirements for this programme
Admission to the MSc program in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering is possible for all students who have completed a BSc or BEng education in mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, chemical or civil engineering or who have another relevant academic background, where fundamentals in Materials Science and Technology have been passed.
The academic requirement for the MSc Eng programme is a basic course corresponding to at least 5 ECTS in Materials Science and Technology, including metals, polymers and ceramics. Examples for courses from DTU, which fulfill this requirement, are listed below (other courses, also from other universities, but with equivalent content, are possible as well):
|41659||Materials science for mechanical engineers||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|41680||Introduction to advanced materials||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41681||Materials science||5||point||Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)|
|41684||Materials technology||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
Note: The two courses 41680 and 41684 are only valid as a prerequisite if they both are passed; neither 41680 nor 41684 alone meet the academic prerequisites.
Many national and international educations provide the required background for students to continue with the MSc education in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
Applicants are assumed to have the necessary prerequisites for the MSc education when entering the programme. The description of the DTU-courses mentioned above may be used to assess the required level of knowledge and skills within the field. In addition, an appropriate level of prerequisites within mathematics and natural science has to be ensured from the BSc or BEng education.
Interested students are welcome to contact the head of studies for individual consulting on whether their prerequisites are appropriate for the MSc in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering from DTU:
The following BSc Eng programmes at DTU give students legal right of admission to the MSc Eng programme in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Design and Innovation
- General Engineering with specialisation "Cyber Materials"
The following BSc Eng programmes at DTU give students access to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering:
Students who have completed a BSc Eng in
may also meet the admission requirements for Materials and Manufacturing Engineering; their applications will be assessed individually based on the required pre-requisites.
Prerequisites may, for example, be ensured through dedicated elective courses during the BSc education.
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng):
Students with a BEng degree from the following educations at DTU can be admitted to the MSc Eng programme in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering:
- Mechanical Engineering (in Danish: Maskinteknik)
- Chemical and Bio Engineering (in Danish: Kemi og Bioteknik)
- Chemical Engineering and International Business (in Danish: Kemiteknik og International Business)
Bachelors of Engineering from other programmes at DTU (for example, Produktion or Proces og Innovation) and from other universities than DTU may be admitted after an individual assessment with respect to the academic requirements.
All applicants have to document competences in physics, chemistry, mechanics and mathematics, in addition to the required basic Materials Science, as mentioned above.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering from other Danish universities:
Students with a BSc degree from the following educations at Danish universities, other than DTU, can be admitted to the MSc programme in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering:
- Sustainable Design (Aalborg University, AAU)
- Product Development. In Danish: Produktudvikling (Aalborg University, AAU)
- Mechanical Engineering. In Danish: Maskin og Produktion (Aalborg University, AAU).
International Applicants (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark)
Many international universities provide the required background for students to continue with the MSc education in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
Students with a BSc Eng or BEng degree from an international university can be admitted when they have completed an engineering education in, for example, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, chemical or civil engineering, or when they have another relevant academic background. All applicants have to document that fundamentals in Materials Science and Technology have been passed as part of their bachelor education. Corresponding DTU courses are listed above.
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