• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Mechanical Engineering at Aalborg University is a 2-year Master's degree programme. At the programme you can choose between three specialisations: Design of Mechanical Systems, Electro-Mechanical System Design and Manufacturing Technology.

About

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a successful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well prepared for your future career. 

Career

Design of Mechanical Systems

As a graduate from Mechanical Engineering the Design of Mechanical Systems specialisation at Aalborg University, you will typically be employed in a company where you can take part in the technological development and research, and where you provide technical management of development projects.

Your work tasks may include:

  • Product development
  • Optimising products, processes and production systems
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Technical development as e.g. project manager

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

Electro-Mechanical System Design

Graduates from the specialisation in Electro-Mechanical Systems Design have many possible career paths. Many graduates pursue a technical career in either industry or academia, whereas others favour project management positions.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

In the wind turbine and in the energy industry, you can take part in the technical development and research, and you can be the technical manager of development projects. You can also choose to work in a small company as a project manager or a central project worker.

Manufacturing Technology

Graduates from the Manufacturing Technology specialisation have many possible career paths.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

You can work with development or research in the area of production engineering, or you can be a technical manager in development projects. You can work in for instance the car industry, agriculture or the pharmaceutical industry.

Your work tasks may include:

  • Energy production
  • Product development
  • Optimising production processes and systems
  • Day-to-day running of production
  • Robotics and automation
  • Research
  • Safety and quality control
  • Consulting
  • Technology development

Programme Structure

Studying the specialisation in Design of Mechanical Systems, you acquire the necessary tools of a mechanical engineer, which include classic engineering such as solid state mechanics and continuum mechanics as well as modern computer-based simulation systems and programmes.

You will work with topics such as:

  • Solid mechanics with microstructure
  • Finite element methods
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue
  • Load carrying structural elements
  • Engineering design
  • Composite materials
  • Test and validation

The specialisation in Operations and Supply Chain Management teaches you about topics such as production and quality management, supply chain management and information technology.

You will for example explore:

  • Operations management
  • Development of quality, risk and project management systems
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Supply chain systems
  • Business intelligence and analytics

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

Admission to the Master programme in Mechanical Engineering requires a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing or the like: 

  • Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing (AAU Aalborg)
  • Mechanical Engineering (AAU Aalborg)
  • Mechanical Engineering (AAU Esbjerg)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Technical University of Denmark)

Furthermore, the following bachelor degrees also qualify for the specialisation Design of Mechanical Systems: 

  • Civil Engineering (AAU Aalborg)
  • Structural and civil and Structural Engineering (AAU Esbjerg)
  • Civil Engineering (AAU Aalborg)
  • Civil Engnieering (AAU Esbjerg)

And the following Bachelor degrees also qualify for the specialisation Manufacturing Technology:

  • Robotics (AAU Aalborg)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13341 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13341 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13341 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13341 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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