MSc programmes

MSc programmes


List of MSc programmes at DTU. Click "+" to see a short description of each programme and the related specializations and joint international programmes.


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  • The study programme of Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering has the focus on design and fabrication of advanced materials for applications in the healthcare sector, especially materials for drug delivery, diagnostics, and healthcare products. Such advanced materials often consist of a material with a primary function (like carrying a drug or sensing a compound), which is decorated with specific biomolecules for increased functionality.

  • The MSc programme in Applied Chemistry focuses on chemical and biological systems at both molecular and nanoscale level, and it covers advanced courses and projects within the key disciplines of chemistry.
    The design of new sustainable processes, materials and chemical products—such as pharmaceuticals with tailored properties—requires an understanding of the synthesis and physical/chemical properties of substances, as well as the relationship between structure and properties.

  • With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.
    Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and the seas, lakes, and streams have a crucial role to play in regulating our planet’s biogeography and climate—and in maintaining biodiversity. Moreover, a large part of the global population is dependent on fisheries and aquaculture as a source of food or income, and ‘blue growth’ features high on the EU’s political agenda.

  • With an MSc degree in Architectural Engineering, you can help influence the design of future buildings. With Architectural Engineering, you can use your growing knowledge of engineering by optimizing and integrating it within the holistic design processes, which will define the future’s sustainable building architecture.
    The MSc programme in Architectural Engineering is linking your engineering skills to the design process through numerous cross-disciplinary project courses at high level in order to make you a specialist within the field of building design.

  • Autonomous systems are entering our working, urban, and domestic environments. Imagine fleets of smart robots that collaborate in manufacturing facilities, advanced warehouse logistics solutions such as the Amazon warehouses, crew-less cargo ships, smart grids, or interconnected smart home appliances. Those are just a few examples of what we call autonomous systems.

  • Bioinformatics and systems biology use computer methods to analyse biological data.
    Bioinformatics is a field of research focusing on computational analysis of biological data. It is an essential competence, as almost all biomedical research today involves the use of bioinformatics.
    In contrast to the past focus on single genes or proteins, systems biology is a field of research which focuses on understanding entire biological systems—such as protein complexes, metabolic pathways, or gene regulatory networks.

  • The Biomedical Engineering programme focuses on the design of future diagnostic and treatment methods at hospitals and in the field.
    The interaction between the human organism, technical equipment, and methods is essential to biomedical engineering.
    We are becoming increasingly dependent on advanced equipment for patient diagnosis and treatment—e.g. large CT scanners, PET scanners for studying molecular processes in cancer, as well as pacemakers and DNA chips for studying the genome.

  • Biotechnology, a major driving force towards a sustainable society.
    Sustainable production of biofuels, biochemicals, pharmaceuticals, clothes, food and other consumables is a necessary alternative to current production methods and requires massive education of engineers within biotechnology.
    Biotechnology engineers work in all phases of society’s development towards bio based economy. Biochemical and molecular biological tasks include mining of genes, organisms, or natural compounds from natural resources as well as design and construction of recombinant cell-factories. Fermentation tasks include design, optimization, and running of small to large-scale fermentation processes. Other tasks include purification and quality control of proteins and biochemical - and most importantly, the invention of new methods to use biotechnology for the benefit of society. All of these tasks require specialized biotechnology engineers that are educated in a combination of scientific research and industrial application.

  • Be part of the creation of a new digital Denmark. Apply for a Master’s in Business Analytics. There is a need for highly qualified professionals with a broad spectrum of engineering skills. Engineers capable of combining technical skills with an understanding of how data can be used to create value for companies and society.
    A Master’s in Business Analytics prepares you to work with advanced methods from data science and optimization to solving critical business challenges. You will not only be able to work and manipulate data but, most importantly, you will learn how to transform data to actionable decisions that meet value creation goals.

  • Chemical engineers and biochemical engineers head the research into and development of methods for large-scale production of drugs, inexpensive production of basic chemicals and fuels, and the economic production of advanced materials used in a wide range of areas – including communication, IT, health, and transport.

    Research into and development of methods for preventing and remedying environmental problems in relation to chemicals in the production, as well as research into and development of methods for sustainable chemical and biochemical energy conversion are also key fields of activity.

  • The MSc programme in Civil Engineering helps make future construction projects more exciting, secure and sustainable.

    MSc graduates in Civil Engineering are responsible for the planning, design, risk assessment, construction, and maintenance of buildings, infrastructure, and entire cities. This challenge requires profound knowledge and understanding of a number of different areas – including roads, railways, bridges and tunnels, houses, load-bearing structures and facades, heating, lighting, acoustics and fire safety, water supply, drains and sewers, canals, harbours and offshore structures as well as urban planning.

  • It is virtually impossible to imagine a society without TV, radio, Internet, and mobile communication. Communication technologies and system design is not only central to addressing tasks of importance to society, such as telemedicine, banking, train signalling systems, and monitoring, but people are also highly dependent on smartphones, social media, on-demand video streaming etc. Communication Technologies and System Design - the technology that forms the basis of modern society - relies on engineers capable of maintaining existing systems and developing and designing new ones.

    The MSc in Communication Technologies and System Design at DTU is unique in that all of the above aspects are incorporated into one MSc degree.

  • Modern society infrastructure is based on information technology. IT plays an essential role in our daily lives, and businesses are dependent on computers and communications equipment.

    DTU has a strong and growing IT environment with competencies in areas such as safe and secure systems, system integration, distributed and embedded systems, networks, software engineering, algorithms and logic, system-on-chip, and digital systems. As a student on the programme, you will form part of this exciting environment.

  • The ability to generate innovation plays an increasing role in addressing many global issues in a way that also ensures the survival of the welfare society. Design engineers gain knowledge and competencies enabling them to contribute to innovation activities and the development of products and systems in which the environment and social issues are taken into consideration.

    The study programme provides you with the proper tools and methods for meeting the challenge of combining multiple technical disciplines with knowledge of user needs and creating innovative products, services, and systems.

  • We are in great need of new and innovative methods and services for monitoring Earth’s climate change and measuring the effects of the actions we take. The number of new applications and services for navigation and mapping will explode in the coming years—e.g. with the availability of more accurate data from navigation satellites, images from Earth observation satellites, improved (tele)communications, and increasingly sophisticated smartphones. Furthermore, the search for new energy and mineral resources—and more efficient use of existing resources—is also a task of world-wide importance.
    As an Earth and Space Physics and Engineering graduate, you can make a substantial contribution to finding new, sustainable, and advanced technological solutions that contribute to solving the challenges society is facing.

  • Electrical Engineering—from power production through electrical equipment to wireless communication and robots—has a significant impact on societal development. This development calls for highly qualified engineers with specialized expertise in one of the many disciplines of electrical engineering.

    The MSc programme in Electrical Engineering allows you to participate in work at all levels, including advanced theories, methods, and components for practical systems and applications in, e.g., satellites, robots, and wind turbines. You will learn to understand the theory and apply mathematical methods for designing or analysing problems in a given area.

  • Engineering acoustics is an exciting research area focusing on multidisciplinary studies of sound and vibration phenomena.

    One of the fundamentals of sound is that it is always perceived by someone, which is why MSc graduates in Engineering Acoustics have a direct influence on people’s lives—be it by improving speech intelligibility for the hearing impaired, reducing hazardous noise levels in residential areas and working environments, or improving the sound reproduction from a loudspeaker system.

    The Engineering Acoustics programme attracts students from all over the world seeking to expand their knowledge of acoustics and become experts in the field. This means that you will be part of an international study environment with focus on exciting interdisciplinary studies of sound and vibration phenomena.

  • Environmental Engineering is a broad, interdisciplinary programme focusing on the technical and environmental sciences.

    The study programme aims to provide students with the competencies to develop sustainable solutions to complex environmental issues, while also taking into account legal, societal, financial, and resource aspects.

    As a graduate MSc in Environmental Engineering you will be able to design, conduct, and interpret laboratory and field experiments and can quantify the hazards, risks, and uncertainties of environmental problems.

  • Food technology is an innovative, exciting, and highly interdisciplinary field of study; meeting the challenges related to global market requirements, changing consumer demands, sustainability, social responsibility, and competitiveness requires knowledge in a wide range of areas.

    Food Technology at DTU is thus an interdisciplinary study programme involving different departments and disciplines, including microbiology, biochemistry, physics, chemical engineering, and engineering.

  • In only a few years, the rapid development of digital media technologies has completely transformed our everyday lives and generated new applications.

    Just think of how online YouTube videos, Spotify music streaming, smartphone apps, microblogs, Twitter, Wikipedia, and social media networks such as Facebook have changed the world.

    What used to be known as media companies are now technological solutions operating across multiple platforms, making it possible to share digital media content and analyse user behaviour based on the large volumes of data being generated.

  • An MSc programme that combines the field of engineering with planning, innovation, and management competencies.
    When it comes to the development, implementation, and management of technical solutions, industry needs people with quantitative and qualitative interdisciplinary management competencies. This is becoming increasingly more relevant in a complex and globalized world where engineers capable of working at the interface between business and engineering are in high demand.

  • Graduates from Materials and Manufacturing Engineering solve engineering challenges because they are able to optimize advanced materials and complex manufacturing processes for high-tech industrial production.

    Materials and manufacturing engineering is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on the application of materials as well as process and production technologies in high-tech products within various fields, including energy production, the automotive and aeronautical industries, medical devices, and communication.

  • Mathematics is an integrated part of our everyday lives. It is found in mobile phones, train schedules, and online search engines—to give just a few examples.

    The use of mathematics will become even more prevalent in future. There is an ever-increasing demand for mathematical models and methods in, e.g., industrial applications, information technology, financial institutions, energy, government issues, drug development, DNA mapping, and environmental research.

  • The MSc programme in Mechanical Engineering is aimed at students who want to participate in the development of new and better solutions based on the laws of mechanics.

    Engineers with competencies in construction and mechanical engineering are involved in the development of new and better solutions for products, mechanical components, production equipment, and industrial installations. The focus of the solutions may range from microstructures—such as parts for hearing aids or mobile phones—to engines, turbines, wind turbines, ships, and offshore structures.

  • Help ensure safe, innovative, environmentally sound, and economically viable exploitation of the world’s underground resources.

    Petroleum engineering needs highly qualified engineers specializing in a wide range of areas: chemical, mechanical, civil, environmental engineering, as well as applied chemistry, physics, mathematics, and other. Environmental aspects will also become important in the future. The goal of the present program is to educate specialists with a fundamental knowledge of petroleum engineering, giving them simultaneously a possibility to specialize in a wide range of relevant areas of application.

  • MSc graduates in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering gain solid knowledge of all phases of drug development—with special emphasis on biopharma.

    The pharmaceutical industry is in great need of graduates with extensive knowledge of drug development, especially when it comes to drugs based on biological molecules, which is a global growth area in the pharmaceutical industry—e.g. in connection with age-related diseases, cancer, complex lifestyle diseases, autoimmune diseases, and certain infectious diseases.

  • Photonics Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary MSc programme concerned with fundamental physics of light and optical components as well as a wide range of applications which are essential to our high-tech society, for example our ability to communicate using IT technology.

    The field of photonics covers all technical applications of light over the entire spectrum from ultraviolet through visible to near, mid, and far infrared light—and from lasers in CD players through the development of new, energy-saving light sources to integrated lightwave circuits and optical fibres. Moreover, photonics plays an increasing role in biology and medicine, for instance in connection with food control or medical therapy, measurement methods for efficiency improvement of wind farms, and technologies capable of measuring the efficiency of combustion processes or carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

  • The MSc programme in physics and nanotechnology focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology.

    The gap between scientific research and technological breakthroughs is narrowing. Therefore there is a growing need for engineers who can combine solid scientific knowledge with extensive engineering skills.

  • MSc Eng graduates in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling are educated in the interface between pathology, pharmacology, and mathematical modelling.

    The world needs graduates with extensive knowledge of pathology, mechanisms and treatment of disease, and handling of quantitative biological data to make mathematical models that improve our understanding of complex diseases and their prevention or treatment.

    Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary programme offered by DTU in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH).

  • The MSc programme in Sustainable Energy aims to provide you with qualifications in energy systems with a specialization in one of the sustainable energy technologies.

    In the coming decades, global energy systems will undergo major changes, and their sustainability will prove to be of the utmost importance—environmentally, economically, and socially. DTU is at the cutting edge in Europe when it comes to research in sustainable energy.

  • The MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship is designed to drive innovation through diversity, bringing together students from varied backgrounds - from humanities to business studies, and from engineering to social science - to create solutions that make a difference.

  • The MSc Eng programme in Transport and Logistics aims to provide you with the necessary qualifications to design and manage the advanced transportation networks of the future.

    With an Master’s in Transport and Logistics, you will be an expert in mathematical modelling and IT-based solutions, and you can therefore go on to work with solving society’s infrastructural and mobility challenges through the application of optimization tools, sustainable planning systems, sophisticated modelling techniques and robust evaluation methods.

    The study programme takes a model-based approach to engineering, and DTU is one of the few European universities to offer a master’s programme dedicated exclusively to transport and logistics.

  • DTU is one of the few universities in the world to offer a complete two-year MSc programme in wind energy.

    In recent years, wind energy has become an important source of electricity production, and since wind energy contributes to reducing CO2 emissions, this is regarded as a very positive trend. Wind energy is expected to cover 12 per cent of the global power consumption in 2020, with the number of employees in the wind industry reaching two million. In Denmark, wind energy already constitutes more than 30 per cent of the total energy production, but is expected to increase over the next years.