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Civil and Architectural Engineering

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

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7650 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.


At the start of the study, you must choose between five study lines. A study line is a course package that influences the first three semesters of the programme. Currently, the study lines are:
-         Infrastructures and Geotechnical Engineering
-         Structural Engineering
-         Innovative Structural Design
-         Building Science and Technology
-         Construction Management and Engineering

In addition to choosing a specific study line, a number of elective courses can be chosen throughout the duration of the programme. In the third semester you must take a 10 or 15 ECTS project course focusing on a topic relating to your study line. It is also possible to study abroad at another university during the third semester. The final semester is dedicated to writing your Master’s thesis on a topic of your choice, following consultation with your professors. It is also possible to write your thesis in collaboration with an external company. 


At Aarhus University you will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,000 engineering students, so you will have plenty of opportunities to get involved in both academic and social student associations with your fellow students!


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: analytical skills, strategic planning, and abstract, critical, and independent thinking. You can use these transferable skills in many contexts – even in jobs you might not consider yourself 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 collaboration with architects and designers.


In general, admission to a master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements. If you wish to study a master’s degree at Aarhus University, please check out our page ‘Am I qualified for admission’:  

If you are curious about how to submit a master’s degree application to Aarhus University, then make sure to check out our ‘Apply Now’ page. Here you can find information about relevant fees, guides, and video tutorials on how to use the application portal:  

There are the same English language requirements for all international students with a few exceptions. The general English language requirements for master’s degrees can be found here:

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here:

Students from outside the EU are generally required to pay tuition and application fee. You can consult our page Tuition fees for master’s degree programmes:

Would you like to chat with a fellow student from your country, or with someone who studies the programme you are interested in? You can get help with your questions from Aarhus University’s Student Ambassadors:

EU/EEA/Swiss - Winter Intake

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss - Winter Intake

Application date
Sep 15
Start date
Feb 01

EU/EEA/Swiss - Summer Intake

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss - Summer Intake

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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