- Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
- Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
- Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS points within the field of Mechanical Engineering
- Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS points of the entire study up to 120
For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering programme, the General Competence Courses are divided into general competences (15 ECTS points) and normative competences (minimum 15 ECTS point).
The students achieve the general competences (15 ECTS points) by completing 5 ECTS among the mandatory courses (cannot be substituted by any other course from DTU or elsewhere)
|42501||Innovation in Engineering||5||point||June|
|42504||Innovation in Engineering||5||point||August|
|42500||Innovation in Engineering||5||point||January|
Note: Students with prior experience in innovation could as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504 complete 5 ECTS among (cannot be substituted by any other course from DTU or elsewhere):
|42503||Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams||5||point||June|
|42505||Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams||5||point||August|
|42502||Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams||5||point||January|
Next to the innovation courses above, students have to complete 5 ECTS among (cannot be substituted by any other course from DTU or elsewhere):
|38101||Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)|
|38107||Business Design for Sustainability||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41636||Design for Circular Economy: from theory to practice||5||point||January|
To complete the 15 ECTS of general competences students should have one of (cannot be substituted by any other course from DTU or elsewhere)
|02411||Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)|
Note: 02431 and 38107 have a limited number of sites available. If these courses are to be followed, please apply early in your study, so you can reorganize your study plan in the case you are rejected from these courses.
The students achieve the normative competences (15 ECTS) by completing a minimum of 15 ECTS points among the following courses:
|41317||Computational Fluid Dynamics||5||point||Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)|
|41320||Advanced fluid mechanics||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41514||Dynamics of machinery||5||point||Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
|41525||Finite Element Methods||10||point||Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
|41628||Conceptualisation||10||point||Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
|41808||Experimental solid mechanics||5||point||January|
|41822||Experimental fluid mechanics||5||point||January|
Note: 41628, 41808 and 41822 have a limited number of sites available. If these courses are to be followed, please apply early in your study, so you can reorganize your study plan in the case you are rejected from these courses.
If the normative competences is passed by more than the required 15 ECTS points from the above list of courses, the surplus ECTS points in normative competences may be used in fulfilling the requirements for Technological Specialization Courses.
Technological Specialization Courses
The complete list of 155 ECTS Technological Specialization courses is shown below. A minimum of 30 ECTS points should be obtained from this list. If the normative competences within the General Competence Courses (see above) is fulfilled by passing more than the required 15 ECTS points, the surplus ECTS points in normative competences may be used in fulfilling the requirements for Technological Specialization Courses. A minimum sum of 45 ECTS within normative and Technological Specialization with minimum 15 ECTS in normative competences is required.
|28244||Combustion and High Temperature Processes||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|34753||Robotics||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
|41083||Technology platforms and architectures||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41107||Marine and ocean engineering||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|41129||Turbulent flows||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|41216||Structural assessment of ships||5||point||Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)|
|41222||Wave loads on ships and offshore structures||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
|41226||Advanced Wave Hydrodynamics||5||point||Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)|
|41275||Ship operations||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41316||Advanced CFD||5||point||Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)|
|41321||Complex flows||5||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)|
|41343||Fuels and emissions from current and future transportation||5||point||June|
|41346||Internal combustion engines - experimental methods and data processing||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|41416||Energy systems - analysis, design and optimization||10||point||Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)|
|41417||Digitalization of Thermal Energy Technologies – Modelling and Simulation Methods||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|41418||Green fuels and power-to-x||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|41420||Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology||10||point||Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
|41512||Power transmitting machine elements - design and optimization||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|41515||Computational multibody dynamics||5||point||Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)|
|41516||Anisotropy and fibre composites||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
|41517||Stiffened plates and sandwich constructions||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41522||Advanced dynamics and vibrations||5||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)|
|41524||Tribology of machine elements||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|41526||Fracture mechanics||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|41528||Advanced mechanics of materials||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|41563||Fluid Power & Motion Control||5||point||Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)|
|41635||Robust design of products and mechanisms||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|41813||Finite Element Methods for sound and vibrations||5||point||June|
|46110||Fundamentals of Aerodynamics||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
Note: Project courses or projects cannot substitute courses in Technological Specialization.
30 ECTS of Elective Courses
Any course classified as MSc course in DTU's course base may be taken for credit as an elective course. This includes general competence and technological specialization 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.
The possibilities within the MSc programme to influence on the desired academic profile should be utilised. The elective courses can thus be used to obtain desired extra competences, e.g. by selecting courses in order to cover knowledge in more than one discipline within Mechanical Engineering, by choosing advanced courses from other MSc programmes, by gaining more knowledge within e.g. economics and management, or by choosing other advanced courses, including e.g. advanced courses in applied mathematics. In addition, advanced special courses may be accepted as part of the elective courses.
30 ECTS of Master Thesis
All students have to performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS points with a clear focus on the field of Mechanical Engineering. Projects can be done in groups of fours students and/or in collaboration with a company.
The sum of credits within elective courses and master theses cannot exceed 60 ECTS. The master thesis can be up to 35 ECTS if maximum 25 ECTS of electives have be obtained.