General Engineering

General requirement

An upper secondary exam that equated a Danish upper secondary exam

 

Specific requirements

  • English B-level
  • Mathematics A-level
  • Physics B-level and Chemistry B-level or
  • Physics B-level and Biotechnology A-level or
  • Geoscience A-level and Chemistry B-level

Application deadlines

  • 5 July for quota 1 
  • 15 March for quota 2

General Engineering

DTU offers an interdisciplinary study programme that focuses on the broad and general engineering competences. The programme provides you with a solid grounding in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, and simultaneously teaches you to work across disciplines and apply them to solve actual problems.

General Engineering

What will you learn?

All tuition in General Engineering is in English, and the study programme is therefore intended for both Danish and international students.

About half of the students and lecturers on the programme have an international background. In this way, you become a part of an international study environment which prepares you for a career in the global labour market.

Throughout the entire programme you will work on design-build projects, which are practice-oriented, interdisciplinary group projects.Together with your group, you will propose an engineering solution to a specific problem from the real world.

This will make you familiar with the engineering approach to solving problems, and teach you to communicate and work together with your group to find the best solutions in real-life settings.

Put briefly: you learn to think and work like an engineer.

Study programme

The General Engineering programme is a technical-scientific undergraduate study programme.

The programme’s first two semesters consist of mandatory courses. Emphasis is on the basic natural science courses: mathematics, physics, and chemistry with a technical bias, and design/build projects.

The second and third semester courses introduce you to two of the programme’s four focus areas—Living Systems, Cyber Systems, Advanced Materials, and Future Energy—and in the subsequent semesters you will specialize in one of these fields.

In semester 5 you have the opportunity to spend a semester at a university abroad, work on a project in collaboration with a company, or specialize further at DTU.

In semester 6 the programme concludes with a BSc project.

Depending on your choice of specialization, you can continue your studies on a wide range of MSc Eng programmes at DTU or other universities, or pursue a career internationally.

In the plan there are only courses in English, but courses with an equivalent Danish version, you are allowed to choose the Danish version.

Program for semester one and two

Basic Natural Science Courses
Technological specialization
Projects and Professional Skill Courses
1.Semester
01006
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
Shared
26030
Fundamental Chemistry for "General... Fundamental Chemistry for "General Engineering" students
5 point
10018
Physics 1
Shared
02631
Introduction to programming and data... Introduction to programming and data processing
5 point
2.Semester
01006
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
20 point
47202
Introduction to future energy
5 point
41680
Introduction to advanced materials
5 point
02135
Introduction to Cyber Systems
5 point
10018
Physics 1
10 point
12701
Introduction to Living systems
5 point

What:

  • The student can do a project in collaboration with a company. There’re no limits regarding which company to work with. DTU don’t have contracts with companies – but DTU has a lot of contacts
  • To get ECTS point you’re not allowed to get salary
  • The project is categorized as a special course (Project Course)

It’s highly recommended to do a project within the industry (with a company)

  1. The company will supply you with a company supervisor
  2. You’ll also have a supervisor from DTU connected (mostly in order to meet the rules)

How:

  • Topic/subjects: look for the topic in the DTU Project Bank (Projektbanken)
  • The topic must be in the focus area of your specialization
  • Contact the people who have been working with the topic
  • You must prepare a Project description with your supervisor similar to a course description, including learning objectives and assessment
  • Register as special course in “Projektindberetningen” (done by DTU Supervisor)

Where to find inspiration:

When:

  • Suggested 5th semester. That means planning in 4th semester. Workload: 5-30 ECTS

The BSc project is the final project on the BSc programme. The purpose of the BSc project is to give the student the opportunity to competently formulate, analyze, and process issues within a limited subject area that reflects the emphasis of the programme.

The BSc project may be prepared either individually or as a group project with a maximum of four students.The duration of a BSc project is 9 weeks full time study (including annual leave and public holidays) for a project of 15 ECTS credits.

The BSc project must be approved by the head of studies to ensure that it falls within the programme focus area. The student normally carries out the project in a department relevant to his or her BSc programme. However, subject to agreement with the head of studies, the student may carry out the project in other departments. The student can also do the BSc project in collaboration with a company or another university.

BSc projects from previous years

Basic natural sciences courses

Mandatory courses
  • 01006 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
  • 01034 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2
  • 10018 Physics 1
  • 26030 Fundamental Chemistry for "General Engineering" students
  • 27020 Interdisciplinary Bioengineering

Projects and professional skills courses

Mandatory courses
  • 02631 Introduction to programming and data processing
  • 10240 Design-Build 2: Rational catalyst
  • 22400 Design-Build 4: Autonomous devices for controlling and studying living systems
  • 27016 Design-Build 1: Devices for measuring cell growth
  • 42610, 42611 Theory of science in Engineering
  • 47203 Design-Build 3: solar cooker
  • Bachelor project

Electives

Can be chosen after interest among all of DTU's courses.

You can also choose courses from other study programmes or other universities (exchange).

You can also choose a project with a company.

It is recommended to choose topics with a specialisation in mind.

Further more it is recommended to take the course:

  • 02402 Introduction to statistics

For the specialisation Living Systems, the following course is recommended:

  • 25208 Sustainability Solutions

Technological specialization

Mandatory courses

Choose two of the following four courses below:

  • 02135 Introduction to Cyber Systems
  • 12701 Introduction to Living Systems
  • 41680 Introduction to Advanced Materials
  • 47202 Introduction to Future Energy
Living Systems specialisation

Mandatory:

  • 02402 Introduction to Statistics
  • 25106 Introduction to genetic methods in engineering
  • 27022 Biochemistry
  • 27024 Life science exercises and data analysis I: Biochemistry

Choose three of the following courses:

  • 22111 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • 25105 Ecology
  • 25107 Fisheries and aquaculture
  • 25108 Applied molecular techniques
  • 27026 Molecular Biology
  • 27034 Fermenation technology
  • 28025 Bio Process Technology
Cyber Systems specialisation

Mandatory:

  • 01019 Discrete Mathematics
  • 02105 Algorithms and Data Structures 1
  • 02141 Computer Science Modelling
  • 02157 Functional Programming
  • 02160 Agile Object-oriented Software Development
Advanced Materials specialisation

Mandatory:

  • 02601 Introduction to Numerical Algorithms
  • 10041 Physics 2 - General Engineering
  • 12139 Resource Engineering
  • 41684 Materials Technology
  • 41685 Materials Characterization and testing

Choose 10 ECTS among those courses:

  • 02526 Mathematical modelling
  • 02580 Geometric Data Analysis and Processing
  • 41789 Introduction to 3D printing: processes and theory
  • 47212 Computer similation of materials
Future Energy specialisation

Mandatory:

  • 02601 Introduction to Numerical Algorithms
  • 10041 Physics 2 - General Engineering
  • 46055 General electrical engineering
  • 47201 Engineering thermodynamics

Choose 15 ECTS among those:

  • 10260 Physics of solar energy and energy storage
  • 12205 Climate change - impacts, mitigation and adaptation
  • 46000 Introduction to Wind Energy
  • 46040 Introduction to energy analytics

  • 47205 Electrochemical energy technologies
  • 47211 Electrochemical energy storage and Power2X

Career

Depending  on your choice of specialization, the BSc in General Engineering enables you to apply for admission to a wide range of MSc programmes at DTU or another university in Denmark or abroad.

The four specializations are Living Systems, Cyber Systems, Advanced Materials and Future Energy.

Please refer to the individual MSc programmes for specific admission requirements and prerequisites.

Entering the labour market

If you continue your studies with a master’s degree, you will obtain a combination of broad technical-scientific and specialized qualifications that are in great demand by high-tech companies in Denmark and abroad.

Your experience with real-life cross-disciplinary projects allows you to handle projects from start to finish. Thus, you will be ready to work as a consultant or a project or systems engineer in any job where your role is to serve as the crucial link between colleagues with the different professional backgrounds.

No matter what you choose, the international BSc in General Engineering provides you with a unique profile that will give you a head start in the global labour market.