Prerequisites for Sustainable Energy Systems

National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)

BSc Eng applicants. The following Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes from DTU give students access to admission to the study line Systems of the MSc Eng programme in Sustainable Energy:

Other applicants must have completed the following DTU courses or similar to apply for admission to the study line Systems of the MSc Eng programme in Sustainable Energy

01006 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1 20 point Autumn and Spring
01035 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12), Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
02101 Introductory Programming 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
10024 Physics 1 10 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12) and Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)

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

Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor of Natural Science, or a Bachelor of Engineering from another university with qualifications equivalent to the relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes from DTU, can apply for admission to MSc Eng programme in Sustainable Energy Systems.

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courses have not been passed within the specified deadlines, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.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