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Mechanical Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 120 ECTS

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 15300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
How do you design the blades of a wind turbine? How do you calculate     the lifetime of a welded construction? How do you develop robots to use in healthcare? How do you build a rocket engine? How do you design future energy systems? How do you optimize mechanical designs and make them more sustainable? How do you take part in the rapid development and use of 3D printed materials? How   do you analyse the dynamic performance of a racing car or off-road vehicle? How do you make advanced computer simulations of complex constructions, flows and manufacturing processes? These are just some of the questions you may be exploring on the MSc programme in Mechanical Engineering.

The teaching in the programme draws on the lecturers’ own research, and students have the opportunity to apply high-level theory and advanced simulations to practical issues with scope for interdisciplinary collaboration. You will acquire a solid background in mechanical engineering fields such as elasticity, plasticity, composites, metals, failure mechanisms, structural dynamics, fluid dynamics, energy storage, energy conversions, thermodynamics, and robotics.

You will also gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of computational methods in mechanical engineering. Multibody dynamics, modal analysis, and computational fluid dynamics will form a core part of your study, using self-developed and commercial software such as the Finite Element Method.


The first and second semester include a number of compulsory courses and elective course packages within the specialisations of structural mechanics, dynamics, materials engineering, thermo-fluid engineering, renewable energy and robot systems. The third semester includes elective courses and a project that can be undertaken in collaboration with a company and/or a research group.


At Aarhus University you will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,000 engineering students. This means you will have ample opportunity to get involved in both academic and social student associations with your fellow students.

The Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering and the faculty of Technical Science have a number of social spaces for meeting other students outside class, and these are an excellent basis for social activities. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the RIA student association organises celebrations and social events for all students at AU Engineering.


Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programme are currently working in a wide range of fields – from basic engineering or science research in joint projects with research institutes and the industrial sector, to R&D projects in industry. Many have moved into careers within R&D departments in industrial enterprises, while some have undertaken PhDs in Denmark or abroad.


In general, admission to a master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements. If you wish to study a master’s degree at Aarhus University, please check out our page ‘Am I qualified for admission’:

If you are curious about how to submit a master’s degree application to Aarhus University, then make sure to check out our ‘Apply Now’ page. Here you can find information about relevant fees, guides, and video tutorials on how to use the application portal:

There are the same English language requirements for all international students with a few exceptions. The general English language requirements for master’s degrees can be found here:

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here:

Students from outside the EU are generally required to pay tuition and application fee. You can consult our page Tuition fees for master’s degree programmes:

Would you like to chat with a fellow student from your country, or with someone who studies the programme you are interested in? You can get help with your questions from Aarhus University’s Student Ambassadors:

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss - Winter Intake

Application date
Sep 15
Start date
Feb 01

EU/EEA/Swiss - Winter Intake

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss - Summer Intake

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss - Summer Intake

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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