24 months
13500 EUR/year
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The teaching in the Mechanical Engineering programme from Aarhus University draws on the lecturers’ own research, and students have the opportunity to apply high-level theory and advanced simulations to practical issues, with scope for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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The first and second semester include a number of compulsory courses and elective course packages within the specialisations of structural mechanics, dynamics, materials engineering, thermo-fluid engineering, and robot systems. The third semester includes elective courses and a project that can be undertaken in collaboration with a company and/or a research group.

Student Life

At Aarhus University you will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,000 engineering students. So you will have ample opportunity to get involved in both academic and social student associations with your fellow students.

The Department of Engineering has a number of social spaces for meeting other students outside class, and these are an excellent basis for social activities. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the RIA student association organises celebrations and social events for all students at AU Engineering.


Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programme are currently working in a wide range of fields – from basic engineering or science research in joint projects with research institutes and the industrial sector, to R&D projects in industry. Many have moved into careers within R&D departments in industrial enterprises, while some have undertaken PhDs in Denmark or abroad.

“I spent my first year as a structural designer doing computations of the load-carrying structure of the nacelle – the ‘box’ at the top of the tower of a wind turbine. I subsequently got a job as technical project manager in the same department, where I was responsible for the budget and had much more dialogue with different departments at Siemens. I’ve now been appointed team coordinator and am responsible for an eleven-man team including engineers and specifiers. I regard being a leader as an interesting and challenging job, and I’d like to develop in this area in the future.”

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Continuum Mechanics 
  • Finite Element Method 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Mechanical Vibrations 
  • Optimization Algorithms and Programming 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 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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