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Data Engineering

Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The data engineering programme covers a range of topics in the field. Today’s software systems manage large amounts of traditional and non-traditional data including temporal, spatial, spatio-temporal, and multidimensional data.

The programme focuses on technologies for managing this kind of data covering conceptual modelling and database design, data models, query languages, query processing and optimization, and indexing. The programme features traditional courses as well as projects that typically involve construction and experimentation with software prototypes.

The programme is managed by the Center for Data-Intensive Systems, Daisy at the Department of Computer Science. Daisy is one of the world’s leading research groups within spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management and business intelligence (data warehousing and data mining). Student projects are usually directly related to the current research conducted at Daisy. In addition, projects are done in collaboration with local and national industry.

Career Opportunities  

A number of graduates continue their careers as PhD students; others become system developers in their home countries or in Denmark.

While the programme provides strong theoretical foundations, it also emphasises entrepreneurial values, enabling students to become highly valued staff at their future employer, both in industry and academia. 


In order to be accepted at the Data Engineering programme at Aalborg University, you need to have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software or a closely related discipline.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.

Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

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

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/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01


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