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MSc in Engineering - Operations Management

Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As an Operation Management engineer, you learn to carry out and lead complex development projects at a strategic, tactical and operational level. You will be able to have an overview of a situation and be able to implement solutions that optimally combine process technologies, production and supply chain solutions within a complex and turbulent market environment.

Career Opportunities  

Your career opportunities will depend on which educational profile you choose. If you choose Production Technology you will typically be employed in business's production engineering departments. If you choose Global Supply Chain Development, you will typically find employment within supplies/sourcing, distribution - the complete value chain.
With a MSc in Engineering - Operations Management you will also be able to start your own business.

About the Degree

In the first semester you will have the courses: Manufacturing Systems and Philosophies, Product and Process Platform Design, Manufacturing Processes, Knowledge Management and Quality Management and a project. The second semester will comprise of: Information Technology, Manufacturing and Support Technologies, Sociotechnical Systems and Participatory Innovation, as well as courses specific to your choice of specialisation. In the second and third semesters of your study, you will choose to specialise in either Production Technology or Global Supply Chain Development.  The fourth semester is for your thesis.

Production Technology 
If you choose to specialise in production technology you will gain a deep knowledge of automation devices and you can be responsible for the implementation and running of automation processes, for example. 

You will learn how production facilities can be relocated to other parts of the country or world and you can plan, organise and implement any given production in the most astute way. 

Global Supply Chain Development 
By specialising in Global Supply Chain Development you will be qualified to lead and carry out complex supply chain development processes from start to finish. You will be a specialist in designing targeted supply chain solutions that get the best out of the global conditions under which the company operates. At the same time you will also be able to combine new technologies with the right people in order to achieve the optimal company in relation to both production and flexibility.


You will need bachelor's degree in Product Development and Innovation, Innovation & Business or Global Management and Manufacturing. Or a similar degree if your academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above are also qualified.

Other applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degree mentioned above may be accepted based on an individual assessment. 

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

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark 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 who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

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 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01



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