24 months
15000 EUR/year
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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.

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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 at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) allows you to specialize in one of the four study lines:

  • Earth and Planetary Physics
  • Earth Observation
  • Mapping and Navigation
  • Space Research
  • Space Systems Engineering


With an MSc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering, you will be eligible for positions in Danish and international companies engaged in design, development, and application of instrumentation, observation techniques, models, methods, monitoring systems, services, and decision-support tools—especially in areas such as environmental and climate monitoring, mapping, and navigation as well as Earth and space exploration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement Technologies in Earth and Space Physics
  • Synthesis in Earth and Space Physics
  • Data Analysis and Modeling in Geoscience and Astrophysics
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  •  X-Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in Engineering

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.

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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