Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University

Aarhus University Denmark

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How long you will study
4 Semester

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How you will study

Course starts
September, February

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About Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University

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.


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.


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 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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 semester
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Notes about fees for this course

All EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are exempt from payment of tuition fees.

Entry requirements

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). All applications must also fulfil the English language requirements.

Find more information about the admission requirements, application procedure and deadlines at Aarhus University.

In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the Civil and Architectural Engineering programme, which can be found on the Civil and Architectural Engineering study programme page.

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