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Civil and Architectural Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Architectural Engineering), 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus University School of Engineering
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc programme in Civil and Architectural Engineering provides you with insight into advanced theoretical and practical aspects of topics in civil and architectural engineering, as well as the opportunity to specialise in a related field.

The programme is taught by faculty members who are active researchers, so students benefit from a research-intensive environment.You will have the chance to work with researchers and complete a project in collaboration with a private company.

Career Opportunities  

The varied forms of teaching, group collaboration, and close scientific dialogue with researchers, as well as the department’s strong relationship with the industrial sector, give our graduates competencies that are in great demand on the global job market, including abstract, critical and independent thinking, analytical skills, and strategic planning. You can use these skills in many contexts – even in jobs you didn’t know you were qualified for. 

Previous graduates of the MSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering have found jobs with consulting engineering firms, contractors, property developers, architecture firms, or in the building component industry. Graduates typically work in roles that involve developing and designing advanced building constructions, advanced energy technology solutions and industrialised building components – frequently in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects and designers.

About the Degree

Year one of the MSc consists of one compulsory study package and two specialised study packages. All students take the compulsory study package, but you can choose your own two specialised study packages from the options listed on the next page. Year two consists of an elective programme and a Master’s thesis, the topic of which is decided upon consultation with professors. 

Your elective programme is chosen by you. You may choose from a number of specialised courses within civil and architectural engineering, including international construction law, CFD in architectural engineering, random vibrations or timber structures. As part of the elective programme, you may also choose to do a research project or study abroad for a semester. 

The MSc programme offers specialised study packages in the following fields: structural mechanics and steeel design, structural dynamics, concrete structures and geotechnics, optimization of construction systems, IT in construction, tectonic design, Indoor environmental engineering.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering please visit the programme’s website.

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

Apply directly at Aarhus 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 Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →


Please read more about tuition fee here →

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


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Aarhus University School of Engineering


The engineering discipline at Aarhus University is anchored in two organisational units: the Department of Engineering (ENG) and the Aarhus University School of Engineering (ASE).

The department was established in 2011 and is responsible for all research and development activities and talent development in the technical science field.
On 1 January 2012, the former Engineering College of Aarhus merged with Aarhus University and now brings together eight B.Eng programmes, three technical BSc programmes and eight MSc.Eng programmes. The programmes are practically oriented, and all three levels include collaboration with the industry. The interplay between the department and the school ensures that our engineering graduates are well equipped to transform scientific knowledge and engineering know-how into valuable solutions for society.  

Strong engineering framework
This organisation of the engineering discipline at Aarhus University forms a solid framework for operation and development of engineering education in accordance with market demand, for a unique model of cooperation with the industry and for a strongly expanding research environment. 
Department of Engineering and Aarhus University School of Engineering are united in a common goal of ensuring a clear correlation between societal investment in the engineering discipline and the contribution of the engineering discipline to a stronger Danish economy.