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Mechanical Design

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

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


Structures of the past are fascinating, new technologies and materials mean more complex buildings today, mechanical structures and devices are used everywhere, and proper design of structures is extremely important.
Do you have an interest in constructions and mechanical systems? 
Do you like to work with computer programs? Can you work independently and come up with creative solutions? Then the MSc programme in Esbjerg is definitely something for you.   

The MSc programme in Mechanical Design in Esbjerg may be something for you if you:
  • Are fascinated by large modern constructions
  • Are curious how modern constructions and mechanical devices are designed
  • Want to be able to design structures and mechanical systems
  • Like to work with computers and computer programs
  • Want to link the gap between the complicated theory and practical applications
  • Want to become a professional structural engineer
The MSc programme in Mechanical Design in Esbjerg provides you with the knowledge, expertise and skills to solve complex civil engineering problems and design of mechanical systems. The Master´s programme is taught in English. The programme follows the same standards and regulations as the identical education offered in Aalborg. However, in Esbjerg we have special focus on the following:
  • A close collaboration with the industry
  • Securing realistic and relevant projects by collaborating with the industry
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and modelling techniques
  • Commercial FEA software packages: ANSYS and ABAQUS and PLAXIS
  • Learning about proper design of structural details and mechanical systems
  • Offshore structures design
  • Programming: MatLab, Fortran, Python
  • Experimental methods and LabVIEW

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from Civil Engineering and Mechanical Design have many possible career paths and have well-developed skills for working with others from different professional and cultural backgrounds. Many of the graduated engineers from Esbjerg are employed in the offshore industry in Esbjerg. General examples of work fields:
  • Design of bridges and foundation for wind turbines
  • Construction of larger building projects as offshore wind turbines and jackets
  • Planning and administration

About the Degree

The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Design in Esbjerg is founded on our research fields and a close collaboration with our partners from the industry in the Esbjerg area. It focuses on fatigue and fracture problems in welded constructions and composites.


Admission to the programme requires a Bachelor of Science in Engineering within Mechanical Design. For further information regarding deadlines and requirements please see the website How to apply to Aalborg University

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read 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 | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01



Aalborg University Esbjerg is a section of Aalborg University located in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark. Aalborg University Esbjerg is a research department with a range of research activities and study programmes.

With approximately 600 students and 110 employees, the campus is relatively small. This results in a relaxed atmosphere and an increased interaction between students as well as between researchers.

Graduates from Aalborg University are highly rated in industry as being the most skilled in project management and skilled in central competences.

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