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Structural Design and Analysis, MSc in Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Structural Design and Analysis), 120 ECTS

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6897 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Studying the Master’s programme in Structural Design and Analysis at AAU, you will work with the design and analysis of buildings and infrastructures. This includes land-based structures, offshore installations, harbours, coastal protection as well as structural design of devices for energy. One of the issues that will be addressed is the increasing demand for safety against environmental hazards such as earthquakes, floods and wind.In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with complex and relevant issues in relation to structural and civil engineering, that challenge you to use all of your academic knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will prepare you better for your own work life after you graduate.This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate from Structural Design and Analysis, many professional fields are open to you. Your future job title could be consulting engineer, practicing engineer, coordinator, development engineer, researcher and/or teacher at a university etc.Your work tasks may include:
  • Construction of e.g. bridges, houses, offshore windmills etc.
  • Planning and administration of construction process
  • Project management
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Foundations of large constructions
  • Design of indoor air-conditioning systems
  • Calculations in relation to the construction or the construction process
  • Choice of building materials
  • Optimising the work environment
  • Quality control
  • Inspection of the building site for security purposes
Aalborg University cooperates with external organisations - both private and public which gives you the opportunity to gain valuable contacts for when you have finished your degree.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”.


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

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Website for Structural Design and Analysis 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


Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



Aalborg University Esbjerg is a section of Aalborg University located in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark. Aalborg University Esbjerg is a research department with a range of research activities and study programmes.

With approximately 600 students and 110 employees, the campus is relatively small. This results in a relaxed atmosphere and an increased interaction between students as well as between researchers.

Graduates from Aalborg University are highly rated in industry as being the most skilled in project management and skilled in central competences.

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