• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
With an MSc degree in Architectural Engineering from Technical University of Denmark (DTU), you can help influence the design of future buildings. With Architectural Engineering, you can use your growing knowledge of engineering by optimizing and integrating it within the holistic design processes, which will define the future’s sustainable building architecture. 


Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Architectural Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is linking your engineering skills to the design process through numerous cross-disciplinary project courses at high level in order to make you a specialist within the field of building design. 

The programme offers as a supplement to the generic project courses a wide range of spezialisation courses in areas such as building technology energy, load-bearing structures, installations, indoor climate, fire safety, acoustics, lighting, project management, and building information modelling.


The wide selection of technological specialsation courses at the programme gives the individual student the opportunity to make a very distinct and personal profile. Your fields of interests in engineering can most likely be combined with the design courses, in which you embed your engineering knowledge in your designs. 

While it is very straightforward to make a study plan with a professional focus on Structural Design, Architectural Design or Energy Design, it is also possible to make study plans with other significant relevant profiles within Indoor Climate Design, Environmental Design or Design Management – by choosing your technological spezialisation from courses given by other (DTU)-departments than DTU Civil Engineering. 


MSc Eng graduates in Architectural Engineering have plenty of opportunity to find employment with private and public companies, architects, consulting engineers, client consultants, building component and element manufacturers, contractors, public authorities, and research institutions. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD, for instance at DTU.

Career opportunities

An MSc in Architectural Engineering will provide you with diverse and exciting career opportunities, allowing you to influence the buildings of tomorrow—in Denmark as well as internationally. DTU’s MSc in Architectural Engineering is highly respected on a global scale as a professional, academic engineering programme. 

For instance, you can work as:

  • consulting engineer focusing on the early stages of the building process
  • design consultant specializing in energy or construction
  • designer of building elements or components
  • product or development engineer in the construction material industry
  • construction and project manager in a firm of contractors
  • entrepreneur establishing own production or service business
  • development consultant advising companies on product and process development
  • project manager responsible for urban areas and buildings in the public administration sector

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Building component design
  • Integrated design project
  • Advanced Building Design
  • Technology, economics, management and organisation (TEMO)
  • Advanced BIM for architectural engineering
  • Super-light structures
  • Sustainable Urbanization from a practical case perspective
  • Interdisciplinary summerschool

Detailed Programme Facts

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General Requirements

To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:

  • bachelor's degree in technical science or
  • diploma engineer or
  • bachelor in science.

The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
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    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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