What can I do with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Graduates from Mechanical Engineering are highly attractive for the job market. Due to the broad and versatile academic background obtained the graduates are hired for R&D divisions in larger companies, smaller (niche-)companies making high-tech products, consulting engineering companies or research institutions. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD - for instance at DTU.

Typical fields of work

You can contribute to a more green and sustainable future. Typical fields of work include the development of fundamental new solutions or update engineering designs and dimensioning of products and production equipment. You can engage in the optimization of energy conversion processes, regulation of mechanical systems, or analyses of the structural integrity and 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

Examples of companies:

  • Carlsberg
  • COWI
  • DFDS
  • DNV-GL
  • Fiberline
  • Haldor Topsøe
  • LM Windpower
  • Man Energy Solution
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Ørsted

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