24 months
15000 EUR/year
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With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology from Technical University of Denmark (DTU), you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.

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The MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will give the graduates a common basis of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences, as well as in-depth academic and technological competences in their selected field. Our ambition is to educate engineers who will be able to make a substantial contribution for solving the global challenges related to aquatic environments, and the structure of the education is designed to fill this ambition.

Career opportunities

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can pursue a career with:

  • consultancy and engineering companies, such as COWI, DHI and Orbicon;
  • international organizations, such as ICES (the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea);
  • national authorities, e.g. the Danish AgriFish Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency, or municipalities;
  • companies, industry and interest organisations involved in aquaculture (e.g. AquaPri or AquaGroup), fisheries (e.g. the Danish Fishermen’s Association) or off-shore energy (e.g. DONG);
  • universities and other research institutions.

Aquatic Science and Technology is a relatively new MSc programme. Therefore, the number of graduates is still limited. In January 2015 90 per cent of our graduates have found study-relevant jobs. Approximately half of the current MSc graduates have been awarded a PhD position, while the rest has been employed by companies or local authorities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquatic ecosystem management
  • Mathematical models in ecology
  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Statistical modelling: Theory and practice
  • Applied Statistics and Statistical Software
  • Recirculating aquaculture systems   

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

  • Candidates with other bachelor degrees (both Danish and foreign) are welcome to apply provided their BSc study contains the necessary prerequisite knowledge for MSc study.
  • The evaluation of applications emphasizes courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and environmental engineering / sciences.It is recommended that the students use some of their electives to obtain knowledge related to some aspect of aquatic ecology, production or management, e.g., aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic ecosystem management or oceanography.
  • 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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