• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master’s programme in Design of Mechanical Systems offered by Aalborg University combines theory and practice in relation to design and development of industrial products, which teaches you to combine you technical and creative skills to achieve an expansive knowledge about the design and development process.


Do you enjoy working with mechanics, and do you dream about working with mechanical systems of all shapes and sizes in relation to industrial production? The increase in global competition creates a demand for better efficiency and functionality as well as engineers who can develop advanced mechanical systems, production equipment, machines and other products. 

As a mechanical engineer you can be a part of the industrial future. If this sounds interesting to you, then the Master’s programme in Design of Mechanical Systems offered by Aalborg University may be just right for you.

During the programme, you are introduced to a wide range of design tools essential for a mechanical engineer. The classical engineering disciplines such as mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, and variational methods are combined with courses on the latest computer based simulation tools like finite element methods, optimisation methods and multi body system analysis methods.


As a graduate from the Design of Mechanical Systems programme at Aalborg University, you will typically be employed in a company where you can take part in the technological development and research, and where you provide technical management of development projects.

Your work tasks may include:

  • Product development
  • Optimising products, processes and production systems
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Technical development as e.g. project manager

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

Possible places of employment:

  • Consultancies
  • Industrial companies
  • A company’s research and development department
  • Universities as a PhD student

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Solid Mechanics with Microstructure 
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue 
  • Finite Element Methods 
  • Stress and Deformation Analyses of Load Carrying Structural Element
  • Engineering Optimisation – Concepts, Methods and Applications 
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures
  • Energy and Variational Methods with Applications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to the Master’s program in Design of Mechanical Systems requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, Innovation and Product Design or the like.
  • Students with another Bachelor's degree, upon application to the Board of Studies, will be admitted after a specific academic assessment if the applicant is deemed to have comparable educational prerequisites. The University can stipulate requirements concerning conducting additional exams prior to the start of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13340 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13340 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • International tuition fees - 99,600 DKK.

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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