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How long you will study
4 Semester

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How you will study

Course starts
September, February

International course fees
EUR 14500 per year

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About Mechanical Engineering at Aarhus University

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.


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.


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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 semester
    Course startsSeptember, FebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 14500 per year

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 Mechanical Engineering programme, which can be found on the Mechanical Engineering study programme page.

What students think about Aarhus University

    Sagar from India studying Mechanical Engineering

    Testimonial from Sagar from India studying Mechanical Engineering, student at Aarhus University

    "It's very easy to work in English in Denmark. Everyone understands it and can talk in English. I also think that the culture is very interesting. Quite unique in fact. There’s a lot of focus on the potential of the individual, and there’s a lot of openness. Denmark has a very flat hierarchy, and that’s rare. I've never experienced this flat hierarchy before, so actually it was something of a culture shock. And it permeates everything – even on the programme. It's very positive, it's not like the lecturer just arrives, teaches, and goes. There’s interaction, and you’re encouraged to discuss and have an opinion. The professors are genuinely interested in hearing your own opinion about things; even the simplest questions are given respect and are discussed until every aspect is clear to us.”

    Anita from Croatia studying Civil and Architectural Engineering

    Testimonial from Anita from Croatia studying Civil and Architectural Engineering, student at Aarhus University

    "It was weird to live here at first. You had to get used to so many new things. But there were a lot of social events, especially during the first week, and everything was organised for us. I met a lot of Danish and international students, and even some from my own country. It was great, and it helped in the beginning, when you feel that you’re completely alone with so many things. I like Aarhus. It's a big city, but it’s also a small town. It’s exactly the right size, I think, to feel at home and comfortable and yet to have all the opportunities you need and want. And I really like the fact that the university is right in the middle of the city."

    Angelo from Italy studying Computer Science

    Testimonial from Angelo from Italy studying Computer Science, student at Aarhus University

    "What really makes Aarhus University unique is the study environment. The lecturers are very open to discuss their subjects during lectures, but they are also available at other times - sometimes you can discuss with them during the local Friday Bar. Most of the programmes facilitate and foster teamwork, which is so much more fun and closer to the actual working environments. Last, but not least important, you have 24/7 access to facilities, including libraries, study rooms, etc., if you want to go the extra mile."

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