Design & Innovation

Master (2 years) of Science in Design & Innovation, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme focuses on equipping students with the competencies required for carrying out engineering tasks with an emphasis on design, which is why courses span both technical-scientific and social science disciplines.

The programme aims to develop your creative skills and abilities to analyse the interaction between the user, technology, and company. You will gain knowledge of one or more technical domains and learn to develop concepts and implement innovation processes that are more far-reaching than product and system development. 

Career Opportunities 

Career opportunities in the fields of innovation as well as design and product development. You can also work as a designer, constructor, system developer, or as a product or development engineer in an industrial company.

Examples of possible jobs are:
  • Product developer, design engineer or systems developer in an industrial enterprise
  • Product developer in design consultancy
  • An employee in the public management and administration of technology utilization
  • Innovation manager
  • Development manager with responsibility for product or process development
  • Management consultant
  • Freelance or independent innovator or product developer
  • Entrepreneur establishing his/her own product or service business
  • Research in engineering design, product development or innovation.
  • Innovation manager of product
  • Innovation of processes


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Design & Innovation.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Technical University of Denmark.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01



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