Programmes

Mechanical Engineering

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

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus University School of Engineering
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 14500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kandidat.au.dk/en/mechanical-engineering/
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 of renewable energy? How do you design 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.


EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

non-EU/EEA

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss (winter intake)

Application date
Jan 10
Start date
Jan 02

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss (winter intake)

Application date
Jan 10
Start date
Jan 02

Aarhus University School of Engineering

Description

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.