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Programmes

Design of Mechanical Systems

Master (2 years) of Design of Mechanical Systems, 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
Website http://www.studyguide.aau.dk/programmes/postgraduate/53196/

Description

The Design of Mechanical Systems programme at Aalborg University in Denmark, focuses on design and development of industrial products through the use of both theory and practice. Thereby, you learn how to combine technical and creative skills and obtain in-depth knowledge about the entire design and development process.

The programme gives you insight into a wide range of design tools essential for a mechanical engineer. The classical engineering disciplines such as mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, and variational methods are combined with courses on the latest computer based simulation tools like finite element methods, optimisation methods and multi body system analysis methods. The use of composite materials for advanced structural applications is one of the key areas of the programme, and you will learn how to use these for engineering design purposes.
The programme offers courses and projects within the following fields:
  • Stress and deformation analyses of load carrying structural elements
  • Continuum mechanics (theory of elasticity, plasticity, and micro mechanics)
  • Finite element methods
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue
  • Energy and variational methods with applications
  • Multi body system analysis
  • Engineering design optimization
  • Mechanics of composite materials and structures
  • Engineering design of mechanical systems

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate from the Design of Mechanical Systems programme, you will typically be employed in a company where you can take part in the technological development and research and where you understand technical management of developmental projects.  

Examples of companies, where you can be employed, are:
• Consultancies
• Industrial companies 
• A part of a company’s research and development department
• In the academic world as a PhD student

Admission  

Admission to the Master's programme in Design of Mechanical Systems requires a Bachelor of science in engineering.

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 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

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

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside 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 http://ufm.dk/en

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 | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

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