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15000 EUR/year
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The MSc programme in Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) focuses on design and fabrication of advanced materials for applications within the healthcare sector.  

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The study programme of Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has the focus on design and fabrication of advanced materials for applications in the healthcare sector, especially materials for drug delivery, diagnostics, and healthcare products. Such advanced materials often consist of a material with a primary function (like carrying a drug or sensing a compound), which is decorated with specific biomolecules for increased functionality.

The healthcare sector is central for supporting a high quality of life of the individual. The healthcare sector has however a large demand on improvements in diagnostics and treatment at a cost that is sustainable for society. The study programme aims to create candidates with high theoretical and practical competences to create products for these areas.

DTU has a growing and strong activity in research in materials for drug delivery, diagnostics, and healthcare products. Examples of competencies include advanced nano particles decorated with molecules or structures for homing to the right tissue and passage over barriers, engineered immune system responses, advanced in vitro models for replacing animal in drug testing, human and animal testing of advanced materials, and highly sensitive sensor systems for distributed molecular diagnostics. The students will be part of this growing field of research at DTU.

Study programme focus

The study MSc programme in Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will give candidates competencies to work in the healthcare engineering field. The programme focuses are on

  • The design of materials with specific functions for products used in the healthcare sector
  • Analysis of, and finding solution to, real world industrial medical needs and products
  • Methods of evaluating impact and function of advanced materials on cells, tissue, and humans
  • Choosing instrumentation and analytical techniques for characterizing medical and medicotechnical products
  • Methods for product validation including usage of statistics and experimental design


An MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology opens up a range of job opportunities, but DTU graduates tend to gravitate towards the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and university research.

The candidates will be able to translate a research result into relevant products. This is important for national and international high-tech companies within the medical industrial sector, medicotechnical industries, hospitals and regulatory organisations. Typical job functions will be within quality control, approvals, development, and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Conceive, Design, Implement, and Operate a Healthcare Product
  • Molecular thermodynamics, transport, and analytics
  • Innovation in Engineering
  • Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams
  • Preclinical drug development
  • Effective Science Communication
  • Chemistry at the Nanoscale

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors with degrees in chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, bionanotechnology and similar may be admitted provided that student can document 5 ECTS point of courses at the BSc level in each of these five competence areas:
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Life science of Biochemistry
  • The courses must be at a similar or higher level than corresponding DTU courses (see list above).
  • International Bachelors may have a background that differ from the typical student at the MSc programme and should be willing to acquire by themselves any prerequisites that they may be missing.

  • Only applicants holding either a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering (diplomingeniøruddannelse) or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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