• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The MSc programme in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will provide you with competencies within research and development of satellite, space-, aircraft-, and ground-based measuring methods as well as mathematical and physical models for monitoring, mapping, and exploring large-scale physical structures and processes on Earth and in the universe.


Technologies for monitoring and mapping Earth and exploring the universe play a prominent role in our everyday lives. Without these technologies, we would not have GPS navigation in cars, reliable weather forecasts, global climate and environmental monitoring, or global telecommunication.

We are in great need of new and innovative methods and services for monitoring Earth’s climate change and measuring the effects of the actions we take. The number of new applications and services for navigation and mapping will explode in the coming years—e.g. with the availability of more accurate data from navigation satellites, images from Earth observation satellites, improved (tele)communications, and increasingly sophisticated smartphones. Furthermore, the search for new energy and mineral resources—and more efficient use of existing resources—is also a task of world-wide importance.

As an Earth and Space Physics and Engineering graduate, you can make a substantial contribution to finding new, sustainable, and advanced technological solutions that contribute to solving the challenges society is facing.

Study programme focus

The Earth and Space Physics and Engineering programme at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) focuses on developing, designing, and applying innovative and advanced technological solutions for monitoring, mapping, modelling, and predicting large-scale physical structures and processes—i.e. on Earth, the solar system, and the universe.


The MSc programme in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering allows you to specialize in one of the four study lines:

  • Earth Physics and Exploration
  • Environmental and Climate Monitoring
  • Mapping and Navigation
  • Space Research 


With an MSc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering, you have a wide range of job opportunities with Danish and international high-tech companies, international space agencies, and national authorities. Furthermore, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and do a PhD, for instance at DTU.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement Technologies in Earth and Space Physics
  • Synthesis in Earth and Space Physics
  • Technology, economics, management and organisation (TEMO)
  • Data processing methods in Earth and Space Physics
  • Data Analysis and Modeling in Geoscience and Astrophysics
  • Optimization and Data Fitting
  • Field Course in Applied Geophysics
  • Spacecraft Instrumentation Systems
  • Image Analysis with Microcomputer

Detailed Programme Facts

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General Requirements

  • Only applicants holding either a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering 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.
  • 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
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    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
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