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MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Aarhus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
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MSc in Mechanical Engineering

About this program

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Combining Theory with Practice

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.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

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.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
  • Others: €15,300

Career paths

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 this institute

Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...

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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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