Design & Innovation

Master (2 years) of Science in Design & Innovation, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR


The master’s degree in Design & Innovation produces graduates who can perform and manage development in industry, service companies and organizations. Design and innovation require analytical, creative and synthesis-oriented skills for the creation of technological and social components when developing products, systems and services. An essential prerequisite for this work is the in-depth experience gained on socio-technical studies and analysis, focusing on the interaction between user, technology and context. The success of the product depends on a balanced confrontation of complex decisions against engineering models and optimizations. The specialization places great emphasis on developing the personal skills, the creative potential, commitment, academic overview and methodological know-how along with active staging of the development arena.

Career Opportunities 

Design & Innovation is an educational programme with a host of job opportunities—both in private and public enterprises and as self-employed. Examples of possible jobs are:
  • Product developer, design engineer or systems developer in an industrial enterprise
  • Product developer in design consultancy
  • Employee in the public management and administration of technology utilization
  • Innovation manager
  • Development manager with responsibility for product or process development
  • Management consultant
  • Freelance or independent innovator or product developer
  • Entrepreneur establishing his/her own product or service business
  • Research in engineering design, product development or innovatives.
  • Innovation manager of product
  • Innovation of processes


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Design & Innovation.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

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

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Technical University of 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 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 Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



Danmarks Tekniske Universitet's hovedadresse ligger i Lyngby 10 kilometer nord for København, og det er primært her at DTU studerende bliver undervist. Du kan tage turen til DTU i Lyngby med bil eller ved hjælp af offentlige transportmidler. Der kører flere busser næsten lige til døren og Lyngby Station ligger 2 km. væk, men også her er der gode busforbindelser, f.eks. bus nr. 300S mod Nærum eller bus nr. 190. Begge har stoppested på Anker Engelunds Vej.

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