Please note that the last intake for the MSc programme in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling is September 2023.


Academic requirements for this programme

National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering from DTU

The following BSc Eng programme from DTU gives students legal right of admission to the MSc Eng programme in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling: 

  • Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling

Students from the following BSc Eng programmes from DTU

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human Life Science Engineering
  • Chemistry and Technololgy

have access to be admitted based on an individual assessment and subject to having completed the following courses:

02402 Introduction to Statistics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12), Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
22208 Human Physiology 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
27002 Life Science 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
27022 Biochemistry 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
ku015 Fundamental Pharmacology and Bioavailability of Drugs 7.5 point Tues 8-12 and Thur 8-17

Course 24001 and 27002 may be replaced by (for most students, it will be an advantage to take KU002 and KU003 instead of 24001 and 27002):

ku002 Human Biology 10 point Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17) and Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
ku003 Human Diseases for Non-Clinicians 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17) and Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)

Course KU015 is not a prerequisite if the student has passed the two courses below, in which case KU015 must be taken in the second semester of the programme to qualify for KU115 in the third semester: 

26400 Organic Chemistry 1 5 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
27322 Immunology 10 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)

Please also read "Additional requirements for all applicants" below!

Other National and International (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark) Applicants

Bachelors of Science in Engineering from other universities

BSc in Engineering from other universities than DTU may qualify based on an individual assessment and provided that the applicant holds credit in the following areas: 

  • 10-20 ETCS Mathematics for technical sciences (corresponding DTU course 01005)
  • 10-15 ECTS Programming and/or modelling (corresponding DTU courses 02105,02101,02526, 22101, KU005
  • 5 ECTS Statistics (corresponding DTU course 02402)
  • 5 ECTS Bioinformatics (corresponding DTU course 22111)
  • 5-10 ECTS Physics for technical sciences (corresponding DTU course 10054)
  • 5 ECTS Chemistry (corresponding DTU courses 26000, 26050
  • 5 ECTS Biochemistry (corresponding DTU course 27022)
  • 30 ECTS Human physiology, anatomy, cell biology and pathophysiology (corresponding DTU courses 22208, 27002, 25106, 27026, KU002KU011, KU003)
  • 5 ECTS Basic pharmacology (DTU corresponding course KU015 ) or 10 ECTS Immunology (DTU corresponding course 27322)

Additional requirement for all applicants (except BSc Eng in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling)

The MSc Eng programme in Quantitative Biology and disease Modelling requires a sound knowledge of mathematics, physics, pharmacology, human biology and diseases as well as specialization within computer programming and statistics. 

Applicant are therefore expected to review the contents of the mandatory courses and the desired technological  specialization courses in the MSc Eng programme and make sure that the necessary requirements are met, or will be, in good time before starting the programme. It is possible to take Basic Pharmacology (a prerequisite to Pharmacometrics) in the second semester of programme if the student already has taken a course in Immunology. 

The applicants are expected to be able to understand and learn new programming languages without teachning assistance. 

Applicants are also recommended to have passed a bachelor project within the biomedical engineering field.


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)

DTU offers an Honours Programme as part of all MSc  Eng. programmes. The admission requirements are described at

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