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Engineering degree programmes

We educate students to handle the issues of their time. Our students graduate with technical excellence as well as a holistic and an innovative mindset, that come from exposure to real engineering problems embedded in curriculum.

The Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering is one of the largest educational institutions for mechanical engineering in the Nordic region.

All of our degree programmes are based on the needs of industry, and we ensure our students have a solid foundation in the core principles of mechanical engineering by designing a broad, deep, and creative educational experience for them.

Our graduates are in high demand in the labour market, and one of the reasons for that is that they are able to work in a balanced manner with theory and practice. This approach to learning is embedded in every course on our degree programmes, and our students work on problem-based assignments on all semesters. The great diversity of our research areas also affects our students as they are trained to work across disciplinary boundaries to find creative solutions to the problems of their time.

The Master of Science in Engineering degree programme (BSc + MSc) takes a total of five years, and with an MSc in Engineering, our graduates are the promoters of many major changes in society in jobs in virtually all sectors where technology plays a role, both in Denmark and abroad.

The Bachelor of Engineering programme takes 3½ years, and during their studies students meet the business community in their engineering internships. Graduates with Bachelor of Engineering degrees can go directly into the labour market and contribute actively to a company, while some choose courses so they can continue their studies to MSc in Engineering level.

As a graduate engineer you can also pursue a career in research if you supplement your studies with a PhD.


Read about our engineering degree programmes

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Meet some of our students

Peter wants to kick-start the development of 3D-printed prostheses

No more hiding your prosthesis because it looks clumsy. On the contrary, the wearer should show it off in street life. This is the vision of the Danish start-up company, Sculptek, that wants to speed up development of 3D-technologies to produce prostheses. Instead of creating a plaster imprint and waiting for a traditional prosthesis to be made for your arm or leg, 3D-printing can provide a prosthesis much faster. 

“Our dream is to clear the way for better prostheses with increased comfort for users and a more appealing appearance,” says Peter.

Students invent smart machines for sorting waste

If we can reuse more of our plastic waste, then we can save the environment from a huge amount of greenhouse gases. However, this requires that we become better at sorting soft and hard plastic. Two engineering students have built a machine that can solve this problem.

“As a society, we use huge amounts of resources on separating plastics because we want to recycle as much of them as possible in order to use less crude oil and decrease carbon dioxide emissions. We discovered at an early stage of our project that it’s possible to make waste separation more efficient than it is today,” say Emil and Rasmus.