Curriculum for Technology Entrepreneurship

Programme provision

To earn the title MSc in Technology Entreneurship, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed 5 points in Polytechnical Foundation
  • Have passed 55 points in the group of Programme Specific Courses
  • Have completed and passed an MSc Thesis equaling at least 30 points (max. 35 points) within the programme’s disciplines
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of points of the entire study up to 120 points 


The programme is divided into 4 semesters. 

1st semester

During the first semester, it will be essential to discover and identify the most promising and feasible project and team to work on and with over the course of the education and training. Accordingly, the courses focus on feasibility studies in different team constellations. By the end of the semester, after a due diligence phase, students will have found their venture project and team. 

Programme specific courses (mandatory courses)

38201 Entrepreneurial Life Skills 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
38203 Due Diligence of New Ventures 5 point January
38204 Feasibility Studies 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)

Polytechnic foundation courses (recommended) 

38102 Technology Entrepreneurship 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38105 Digital Trends for Entrepreneurs 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
38107 Business Design for Sustainability 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point August
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point June

2nd semester
During the second semester, students will further develop their venture project. This includes finding their role within the team and specialising accordingly. The students teams will work on prototypes and their venture project will undergo a proof of concept phase. All team members choose specific study tracks in order to apply specialised knowledge from different areas to the venture project. The tracks are based on the various roles within their venture team. Students can choose one of the following tracks that matches their entrepreneurial motivation, background and competences.

  1. Technology & Design
  2. Strategy & User Insight

Programme specific courses (Mandatory) 

38103 X-Tech Entrepreneurship 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17), Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
38202 Entrepreneurial Leadership Journey 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)

For the remaining ECTS, the students can choose courses themselves. Below is a list of courses that we can recommend.
(please note, these courses can also be taken in the first or third semester).  

Programme specific courses (recommended) 

02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
02456 Deep learning 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
02805 Social graphs and interactions 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
02809 UX Design Prototyping 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
12240 Environmental Management, innovation and Ethics 5 point January
12772 Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
23552 Development of innovative future food: Ecotrophelia and Blue Dot course 5 point F7 (Tues 18-22)
28350 Process Design: Principles and Methods 10 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12) and Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
34346 Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT) 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
38104 Entrepreneurial Finance 5 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
38110 Staging co-creation and creativity 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38301 Module 1: Start-up Exploration 5 point January, June
38302 Module 2: Start-up Incubation 5 point F7 (Tues 18-22)
38303 Module 3: Start-up Acceleration 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
41635 Robust design of products and mechanisms 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
41639 Holistic Design of Engineering Systems 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
42009 Introductory Economics 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
42014 Environmental and Resource Economics 5 point F7 (Tues 18-22)
42576 From Analytics to Action 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
42577 Introduction to Business Analytics 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
42893 Psychology for engineers 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
46205 Feasibility studies of energy projects 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)

3rd semester

During the third semester, students have to opportunity to study abroad with the aim of exploring and experimenting with potential new markets or further developing the underlying technology of your venture project. At our leading entrepreneurial partner universities, they have the opportunity to sharpen their team’s competences and collaborate with potential partners and stakeholders. For those students not going abroad, all DTU courses can be taken as elective courses. 

4th semester

During the fourth semester, students develop their master’s thesis and launch your venture. Thesis

An ethical entrepreneurship curriculum focused on the future

We believe it is becoming increasingly critical that entrepreneurial education supports and creates future entrepreneurs who are "fit for purpose". In this programme, students will build the competencies and skills required to design business models based on Sustainable Development Goals and make ethical decisions in the often-difficult moral situations they will find themselves in as entrepreneurs.

Along with the course content that will help set up their venture, students will obtain a variety of competences throughout the four semesters. These competences include: 

  • Teamwork, diversity and culture: Teambuilding, conflict management, team psychology and culture, community building, diversity
  • Communication: Intercultural communication, pitching, presenting, visual communication, written communication, storytelling, non-verbal communication
  • Process awareness and reflective practice: reflection, learning from failure, creating and implementing your own learning and projects, peer learning/grading/assessment, ethical decision-making
  • Identity and personal life: Stress management, meditation, identity carving, work/life balance, entrepreneurial culture

Head of Studies

Carina Lomberg

Carina Lomberg Associate Professor, Group Leader of Psychology of Entrepreneurship Phone: +45 45254552