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Master of Science in Engineering

About the programme
Language: English  (See language requirements)  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September and January / February


As a student on the MSc in Electrical Engineering programme, you have the option of specialising in a number of areas within Electrical Engineering, including analogue and digital electronics for regulation, and data transmission and collection.

During the first year, students take courses which provide the academic foundation required for the chosen area of specialisation. Students can choose from a wide range of specialist and research areas.

Read more about the academic specialisation under "Programme Structure"

Creating your study plan

There is considerable freedom in choosing the subjects for the study plan and students can select from a number of optional modules. In consultation with the specialists at the head of programme, students can design the study plan that suits their interests and background.

Research at the department

At the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University, we create sustainable, technological solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by businesses and society through research and development.

Future prospects

The degree programme aims to train research and development engineers with the potential to innovate and research in advanced-technology companies both in Denmark and abroad. Graduates also have the option of continuing their studies at doctoral level. This could be in the form of an industrial PhD.

Meet the students

Admission requirements

The following Bachelor’s degree programmes is qualified for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Electricial Engineering:

  • A technical-scientific Bachelor’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering from a Danish university.
  • A technical or scientific Bachelor’s degree programme from a university or Danish University School of Engineering, who according to the university's assessment, in level, extent and content corresponds to a technical Bachelor’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering from a Danish university.

The university's assessment of any other technical or scientific Bachelor’s degree programme places emphasis on sufficient qualifications in mathematics, physics and electrical engineering. In addition, basic qualifications is assessed in communication systems, regulation techniques and digital signal processing along with fundamental skills in programming and practical experimental electrical engineering laboratory work. 

Therefore, the university will assess:

  • Mathematics competences at Bachelor’s degree level with a scope of at least 25 ECTS, covering the topics: calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra and probability theory and statistics.
  • Physics competences at Bachelor's degree level with a scope of at least 10 ECTS, covering the topics: classical physics, electrostatics and dynamics, classical optics and basic quantum mechanics.
  • Electrical engineering competences at Bachelor’s degree level with a scope of at least 30 ECTS, covering the topics: digital and analogue electronics.
  • Competences at Bachelor's degree level with a scope of at least 10 ECTS, covering one or more of the topics: communication systems, regulation technology or digital signal processing.

In connection with possible admission, further requirements can be stipulated regarding the composition of the degree programme.

Download appendix for your application

If you apply for admission with an international Bachelor's degree, you must fill in this appendix and upload it in the application portal. The appendix serves to help the Admission Board assess your Bachelor’s degree in regard to the admission requirements.

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Language requirements

To qualify for admission to English language programmes you must document English language qualifications comparable to an "English B level" in the Danish upper secondary school (Danish upper secondary school level). See the general English language requirements.

Programme Structure

The teaching on electrical engineering is organised with two semesters per academic year.

The education consist of 20 ECTS mandatory courses, 40 ECTS study line courses, 30 ECTS elective courses and 30 ECTS master thesis.

Study Lines

  • Wearable Devices
  • Photonics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analog Electronics
  • RF Electronics
  • Energy System Integration
  • Time Series Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Robotics
  • Wireless Networks (EE)

Study line courses can be found here

At the 40 ECTS study line courses, you must combine study line courses at level I (fundamental) and level II (advanced) of which minimum 15 ECTS must be at level II.

The course programme is put together individually with academic guidance by your Head of Degree Programm.

Study diagram:

Academic regulations

For further information on the structure of the programme please see the 

PhD programme

If you have the necessary skills and interest, you have the option of applying for admission to the PhD programme. In the PhD programme, you start working on a research project and are gradually trained through courses and personal guidance to become a researcher. 

Student life

Student life

Student life is hard work, attending lectures and carrying out assignments. However, it also involves contact with other students, relaxing together and social events. Much of your work is in project groups, and you often build up a close relationship with your fellow students, both academically and socially.

In addition, a number of student organisations arrange academic activities, excursions, celebrations and social functions. The different student associations at the university and the college consist of students who meet to discuss issues relating to the degree programme. These organisations influence the academic content of the degree programmes, from department and centre level to the top management levels at the university and the college. The student council – commonly called RIA (Rådet for Ingeniørstuderende i Aarhus) – is the local point for social events and activities for students at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. RIA has different sub-committees, including the fitness club, music club and mountain bike club.

Katrines Cellar (Katrines Kælder) is a club for staff and students at Finlandsgade. This club provides a break at the end of a busy week, where you can knock off with a beer, play electronic darts and backgammon, listen to live music, take part in weeks with a different theme, etc.

Campus – a unique place

Aarhus University campus is unique, with buildings closely grouped together and surrounded by nature. The campus is conveniently situated close to the city centre, and student accommodation is readily available as long as you apply on time. There are a range of activities, ranging from running to regatta on the lake, as well as guest lectures, film screenings, and university events taking place throughout the year. To ensure student well-being, counselling services are available for students, to offer support and guidance during their time at Aarhus.

Aarhus as a city

As the second-largest city in Denmark, Aarhus is a young and dynamic place with plenty of opportunities. The 40,000 students at the university make up 17.5% of the city’s population, which leaves its mark on city life. An attractive feature of Aarhus is that there are beaches and woods a short bike-ride away, as well as cultural events taking place throughout the year, including the Aarhus Festival in September. The theatres in the city and the ARoS international art museum offer many events that enable you to experience the Danish culture.

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Job functions for grads

The chart shows the five most common types of work for graduates 1-2 years after finishing their degree. The data is derived from a survey made by Epinion for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and Aarhus University in 2020.


MSc Electrical Engineering aims to train development engineers with the potential to innovate in advanced-technology companies both in Denmark and abroad. Graduates find work in a wide range of fields, from basic engineering or science research in joint projects involving research institutes and the industrial sector, to research and development projects in the industry.

Check out our Career Services page to see what we offer our students here at AU. We plan CV workshops, networking events and much more, to help students get ahead in their career here in Denmark.