Timetable, courses, and study planning

Your timetable shows you where and when you have to attend the first class. If you need to prepare for a course, you can find the information on DTU Learn.

During your first semester, your courses are automatically entered in your timetable, so they follow your recommended course of study. But already after two weeks of teaching, you must make a preliminary study plan for the rest of your studies. Therefore, it is a good idea for you to familiarize yourself with how to plan your studies.

See your timetable

Your timetable contains information on the time and place of your classes.

Download your timetable for the first week of teaching

Please note that the timetable shows the first week of teaching, and your timetable for the rest of the semester may look slightly different—for example, special introductory courses may held in the first week only.

This is how your timetable is structured

The first semester begins with a so-called 13-week period. Here you have courses including theory, project work, and exercises (laboratory exercises or math exercises).

During the 13-week periods, the following fixed timetable is used:






8 a.m. - 12 noon






12 noon - 1 p.m.






1 p.m. - 5 p.m.






5 p.m. - 6 p.m.






6. p.m. - 10 p.m.






The timetable is the same in the autumn and the spring. E denotes autumn (‘efterår’ in Danish), and F denotes spring (‘forår’ in Danish).

In the course description of the individual courses, which you will find in the DTU Course Base, you can see when course is taught. This is what we call schedule placement.

If the schedule of a course is F3A, for example, the course is taught in the spring in the module 3A, i.e. Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

See your courses and find course material

You can look up all DTU's courses in the Course Base.

Here you can find course descriptions, which describe the type of assessment, the schedule, the learning objectives, and the content.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the course description, both before you register for a course and before you take the exam.

You find the Course Base at kurser.dtu.dk.

Course material, assignments, and messages from your lecturer

Please note that you might need to prepare for your first courses. Before you attend your first course, you should familiarize yourself with DTU’s digital learning platform, DTU Learn, learn.inside.dtu.dk.

Here you will find assignments, files, messages from your lecturers, etc. Course-related communication between the lecturer and you as a student takes place primarily at DTU Learn, and you can find all material for the course on DTU Learn.

See video guides on how to use DTU Learn.

Plan your studies

As a rule, your courses during the first semester are entered into a timetable to suit your recommended course of study. But already after three weeks, you need to make a study plan for the rest of your studies. Therefore, you can benefit from understanding how to plan your studies.

Read more about study planning for BSc students.

Where can I get help?

If you have questions about the academic content of your studies, you can contact your head of studies. See who your head of studies is at studieinformation.dtu.dk look under your study programme.

If you have questions about your courses, material, assignments, etc., you can contact the person responsible for the course (see contact details in the description of the individual course in the Course Base).

You can get help finding relevant literature for your courses and assignments at DTU Library.

An academic year consists of two semesters, each of which corresponds to 30 ECTS credits.

At DTU, the academic year is divided into six parts: two 13-week periods and four 3-week periods:

  • 13-week period: You can take courses based on theoretical knowledge, project work, and exercises (laboratory work or math exercises). The 13-week periods begin in February and September.

  • 3-week period: You work full-time with one specific topic throughout the entire period. This includes laboratory exercises, project work, and courses, including a relatively brief theoretical overview followed by a case, some practical exercises, etc. The 3-week periods take place in January, June, July, and August.

Read more about the academic year (use your DTU account to log in)