24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The MSc in Autonomous Systems from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) equips you to participate in and lead work related to the design and deployment of autonomous systems, exploiting the latest advances in artificial intelligence, big data analysis, digitization, sensing, optimization, information technologies, and systems engineering.

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Autonomous systems are entering our working, urban, and domestic environments. Imagine fleets of smart robots that collaborate in manufacturing facilities, advanced warehouse logistics solutions such as the Amazon warehouses, crew-less cargo ships, smart grids, or interconnected smart home appliances. Those are just a few examples of what we call autonomous systems.

Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Autonomous Systems from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has been developed to build both mathematical and theoretical understanding, as well as practical experience of students, applicable to Industry 4.0, robotics, and autonomous software agents, among other application areas.

Focus is on systematic problem solving and synthesis, and you will acquire specialized knowledge in the area. More specifically, the study programme will provide you with sound hands-on experience through laboratory work and the application of IT-based tools.

You should be aware that your choice of courses in your individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU. You are responsible for ensuring consistency when designing your study plan.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Autonomous Systems offers extensive career opportunities. You can be employed with all types of companies—from large multinational groups to small businesses with few employees. You can also pursue an international career, either through a Danish company or directly with a company abroad. Furthermore, you can become self-employed and start your own business within the vibrant fields of AI and robotics.

  • Pursue a PhD

Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD programme, which - at DTU- is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams

  • Innovation in Engineering

  • Building dependable robot systems

  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship

  • Project Management

  • Technology and Innovation Management

  • X-Tech Entrepreneurship

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to DTU’s MSc Eng programme in Autonomous Systems must have completed a BSc in Electrical or Computer Engineering or another relevant course of study. Applicants should possess good qualifications in basic mathematics and physics as well as in programming. It is also important to have experience with theoretical and experimental work.
  • Other applicants must be able to document that they possess corresponding qualifications and will be assessed individually.
  • The specific academic requirements for the MSc courses can be found in DTU’s course database and it is the individual student’s responsibility to ensure that these requirements are met.

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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