Design and Innovation, M.Sc. | Technical University of Denmark (DTU) | Copenhagen, Denmark
24 months
15000 EUR/year
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With an MSc degree in Design and Innovation from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), you will be equipped to participate in and head innovation and development activities in industry, services, and public-sector organizations.

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The ability to generate innovation plays an increasing role in addressing many global issues in a way that also ensures the survival of the welfare society. Design engineers gain knowledge and competencies enabling them to contribute to innovation activities and the development of products and systems in which the environment and social issues are taken into consideration.

The study degree in Design and Innovation from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) provides you with the proper tools and methods for meeting the challenge of combining multiple technical disciplines with knowledge of user needs and creating innovative products, services, and systems.

Focus areas

The study programme contains no study lines, but you can specialize in one of the four recommended focus areas:

  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Product Design
  • Sustainability and Eco-design
  • User Experience and Systems Design

Furthermore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of elective courses offered at DTU.

Job opportunities and areas of employment

Design and Innovation graduates have a host of job opportunities—in both private and public companies and as self-employed. 

Examples of possible jobs and areas of employment are:

  • Product developer/engineer
  • Management
  • Entrepreneur/freelancer
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Methods and Reflective Practice
  • Holistic Design of Engineering Systems
  • Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams
  • User Experience Engineering   
  • Technology platforms and architectures
  • Biologically Inspired Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors with relevant engineering education from other universities than DTU have access to admission based on an individual evaluation. The academic requirements are one or two design projects and courses that provide the applicant with the knowledge and skills that are achieved during the completion of a BSc in Design & Innovation at DTU. As a minimum this includes the following competences:
  • systematic design methods (41612 Product Design and Documentation or similar)
  • accomplishment of a design or product development project  (41020 Product Analysis and Redesign, 42042 Participatory Systems Design or similar)
  • industrial design (41031 Industrial Design 1 or similar)
  • socio-technical analysis and design demonstrating interaction with users (42022 Design Thinking and Socio-Technical Design or similar)
  • mechanics or materials (a minimum af 5 ECTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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