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DTU Diplom becomes DTU Engineering Technology

Wednesday 06 Jan 21
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by Line Reeh

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Malene Kirstine Holst
Head of Department
DTU Engineering Technology
+45 93 51 15 71
DTU Diplom has changed its status from a centre for the BEng programme to a department by the name of DTU Engineering Technology. The department focuses on practical and application-oriented engineering and technical research.

As of 1 January 2021, DTU Diplom has changed its name to DTU Engineering Technology, Department of Engineering Technology and Didactics. The department works with technology implementation in practice within a wide range of engineering disciplines and under the new name will continue to play a major role in the education of BEng students at DTU.

“Technology implementation and innovation are central to DTU’s work and to the difference that DTU as a university makes to society. DTU Engineering Technology contributes to this with a special focus on practical application,” says Acting Head of Department Malene Kirstine Holst.

“Engineering Technology is the internationally recognized term for the practical and application-oriented discipline in engineering and technical research—and the department’s specific academic competency will be precisely the practical application, development, and implementation of engineering technologies. In addition, the department name embodies our strategic ambition to establish an academic community in engineering didactics.”

"Technology implementation and innovation are central to DTU’s work. DTU Engineering Technology contributes to this with a special focus on practical application."
Malene Kirstine Holst, konst. direktør, DTU Engineering Technology

DTU Engineering Technology is domiciled at DTU Ballerup Campus, which provides dedicated facilities for hands-on laboratory teaching, integrated project courses with lecturers on development and prototyping, and development projects with SMEs.

President Anders Bjarklev is delighted to welcome the new department:

“The education of BEng students with the special, sought-after practical and vocational BEng competences is a key part of DTU’s ambition to deliver Europe’s finest engineering education. At DTU we can offer our students a truly excellent and quite unique combination because we can draw on deep, subject-specific engineering knowledge, world-leading research environments, and solid academic knowledge on the interchange between theory and technology implementation.”

DTU Engineering Technology

DTU Engineering Technology is based at DTU’s Campus in Ballerup—DTU’s largest educational institution for BEng students. The activities are organized into thirteen professional groups working with technology implementation in practice within a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Half of the students who started at DTU in 2019 chose a BEng programme.

The graduates are coveted by employers and often have secured job offers prior to the conclusion of their final project.
All BEng programmes offer company internships and 95 per cent of final BEng projects are carried out in collaboration with companies.

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