Mechanical Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 120 ECTS

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


How do you design the blades of a wind turbine? How do you calculate the lifetime of a welded construction? How do you optimise the use of a robot? How to build a rocket engine? How do you improve the use renewable energy? How do you design the future energy systems? How do you take part in the rapid development of 3D printed materials? How do you analyse the dynamic performance of a racing car or off-road vehicle? How to use a digital twin in the manufacturing processes? These are just some of the questions you may be exploring on the MSc programme in Mechanical Engineering.

The teaching in the programme draws on the lecturers’ own research, and students have the opportunity to apply high-level theory and advanced simulations to practical issues, with scope for interdisciplinary collaboration. You will acquire a solid background in mechanical engineering fields such as continuum mechanics, composites, elasticity, plasticity, failure mechanisms, structural dynamics, fluid dynamics, energy storage, energy conversions, thermodynamics, and robotics.

You will also gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of computational methods in mechanical engineering. Multibody dynamics, modal analysis, and computational fluid dynamics will form a core part of your study, using own-developed and commercial software such as the Finite Element Method.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programme are currently working in a wide range of fields – from basic engineering or science research in joint projects with research institutes and the industrial sector,to R&D projects in industry. Many have moved into careers within R&D departments in industrial enterprises, while some have undertaken PhDs in Denmark or abroad.

About the Degree

The first and second semester include a number of compulsory courses and elective course packages within the specialisations of structural mechanics, dynamics, materials engineering, thermo-fluid engineering, and robot systems. The third semester includes elective courses and a project that can be undertaken in collaboration with a company and/or a research group. 

At Aarhus University you will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,000 engineering students. So you will have ample opportunity to get involved in both academic and social student associations with your fellow students. The Department of Engineering has a number of social spaces for meeting other students outside class, and these are an excellent basis for social activities. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the RIA student association organises celebrations and social events for all students at AU Engineering.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Mechanical 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 →


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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


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Sep 15
Start date
Feb 01


Application date
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Start date
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Application date
Sep 15
Start date
Feb 01

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.