• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Engineers with competencies in construction and mechanical engineering are involved in the development of new and better solutions for products, mechanical components, production equipment, and industrial installations. The focus of the solutions may range from microstructures—such as parts for hearing aids or mobile phones—to engines, turbines, wind turbines, ships, and offshore structures.

Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Mechanical Engineering and the related disciplines at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) cover systematic engineering design methods within engineering design and product development as well as analysis, numerical simulation, and optimization with focus on the strength of structures, fluid flows, and energy conversion. 

The study programme allows you to apply systematic engineering design methods and advanced mathematical models. Applied mechanics is used in many contexts requiring extensive knowledge of physical principles, strength of structures, fluid flows, and energy conversion. 

The teaching includes lectures, individual work, and class exercises in group meeting rooms, databars, and laboratories. The final MSc thesis is related to the programme disciplines and is written in collaboration with an active research group or carried out as a project in collaboration with one of our business partners.

Focus areas

The Mechanical Engineering programme covers five delimited focus areas or disciplines, allowing you to design your own study plan with main focus on one of these disciplines.

  • Engineering Design and Product Development
  • Strength and Dynamics of Structures
  • Industrial Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programme at DTU are in high demand in both the public and private sectors. Typical job functions in companies include:

  • chief executive
  • development manager
  • team leader
  • product manager
  • consultant
  • specialist
  • researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategy, Design and Market
  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Risk Management
  • System Safety and Reliability Engineering
  • Conceptualisation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 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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