Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes

The Bachelor of Engineering, BEng, is a 3½-year programme which includes a six-month internship in a Danish or an international company. Please note that all DTU's BEng programmes are taught exclusively in Danish.

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BEng is a 3½-year programme which includes a six-month internship in a Danish or an international company. Please note that all DTU's BEng programmes are taught exclusively in Danish.

As the programme is taught in Danish all applicants that apply on the basis of an international upper secondary exam have to pass “Studieprøven i dansk” or “dansk A”. This requirement does not apply to applicants from the Nordic countries. Please click on the following for more information (in Danish): 

Information about admission requirements for international students 

Following the merger in 2013 with Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK), DTU is now the largest BEng provider in Denmark. A consequence of the merger is that our BEng students are taught at two campusses. 

A business-oriented programme

Industry and application-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovate—those are the keywords for DTU’s BEng programmes. 

Based on the needs of the business sector, the programmes have a research-oriented as well as a practice-oriented approach. This ensures that the students obtain a competitive education, and that businesses will be able to hire engineers possessing up-to-date qualifications. 

During the first two years, students follow a set syllabus where they learn to work with all problem-solving phases—from defining the idea for a product, through its production to holding the final product in your hands. Later, students immerse themselves in their particular field of interest by choosing from among DTU’s portfolio of exciting electives.


In order to meet the requirements of industry, DTU has chosen to enrol all its Beng students in a CDIO programme. 

CDIO takes the real life of the professional engineer as its starting point, with the C-D-I-O acronym standing for the problem-solving phases which an engineer typically encounters: Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate. 

By doing so, DTU offers its students a programme which reflects the real world, where application-oriented elements are continuously incorporated in the teaching and where the individual courses are linked to multidisciplinary projects, ensuring a cohesive programme. 

During the first two years BEng students follow a set syllabus. Later students choose from DTU’s wide range of elective courses to design the education that matches each individual student’swishes and goals

Innovation Pilot course

At DTU, we want everyone taking a BEng degree to train competences in innovation and learn to take an interdisciplinary approachwhich is why the 13-week Innovation Pilot course is mandatory on all study programmes during the fifth and sixth semesters of the BEng programme.


Each BEng programme includes a six-month internship in a company within a chosen field, where students work on a specific project.

From BEng to MSc

Graduates can join the workforce immediately upon graduation and go on to have successful careers as engineers. However, if graduates want to continue their studies they can continue on a master's programme if they meet the necessary academic requirements for admission.