Career

For Mechanical Engineering graduates, the prospects of finding a job in large and small companies involved in development, research, and consultancy are good. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD—for instance at DTU.

Typical fields of work

Typical fields of work include the development of new products or engineering design and dimensioning of products and production equipment. You can also engage in the optimization of energy conversion processes, regulation of mechanical systems, or analysis of flows in connection with—for instance—turbines, ventilation systems, wind turbines, and maritime structures.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programme at DTU are in high demand in both the public and private sectors. Typical job functions in companies include:

  • chief executive
  • development manager
  • team leader
  • product manager
  • consultant
  • specialist
  • researcher

Pursue a PhD

Once you have an 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.

PhD at DTU