Computer Engineering

Society needs engineers with a deep understanding of the computer technology that forms the basis for many of the key technologies of the future. If you choose a BSc degree in Computer Engineering, you will learn to understand the structure of digital computer systems, and you will have the freedom to specialize in a topic that you find particularly interesting. In this way, you will be equipped for a working life as an in-demand computer engineer who can drive digital development and create smarter and more sustainable solutions.

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What will you learn?

If you choose to study Computer Engineering, you will build a deep understanding of computers through both digital theory and hands-on programming. During your studies, you will learn about the structure of digital computer systems and how to analyse and design the software and hardware structures within.

You will acquire basic engineering knowledge within the technical and natural sciences, and then you will dive deeper into electronics, programming, and computer architecture. You will learn to design software systems and digital circuits, and at the same time you will understand the principles behind everything from analogue circuits to the latest chip technologies.

Study programme structure

At the beginning of your studies, you will have compulsory courses in mathematics and physics, but you will also quickly get immersed in the computer engineering field with courses in electronics and programming, among other things.

In your fourth semester, you will be introduced to the three fields of specialization in the programme, and you will then choose the specialization that you want to pursue for the rest of your BSc degree.

Throughout the programme, you will participate in various design-build projects, where you, together with your fellow students, will create concrete solutions to real problems, and in the sixth semester you will finish your BSc programme with a BSc project—preferably in collaboration with a company.

Career opportunities

After the three-year BSc degree, most people follow up with a two-year MSc degree. What your working life will look like therefore largely depends on which MSc programme you choose.

Computer Engineering qualifies your for several MSc programmes at DTU as well as other universities.

It is then up to you whether you want to design chips, work with marine conductors or embedded systems, advise on information technology, or develop computer systems for use in hearing aids, sound processing devices, industrial equipment, or something else entirely.

The programme is taught in Danish: Read more about the BSc programme in Computer Engineering (in Danish)