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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 specializing 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 specialization. Students can choose from a wide range of specialist and research areas.

Read more about the study packages 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 department of engineering, students can design the study plan that suits their interests and background.

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.

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 study structure in Electrical Engineering consists of a joint basic package of five subjects taken during the first year of studies. In addition, you must choose two of the following specialized study packages. The programme also includes an elective part, where you can choose course more freely within electrical engineering, under guides of a specialists electrical engineering at the department of Engineering. This part enables you to focus or broaden your profile as you prefer. In the final term, you conclude your studies with a thesis amounting to 30 ECTS credits.

Compulsory Courses


Optimization and Data Analytics - 10 ECTS
Electronic Hardware System Design - 5 ECTS


Systems Engineering 5 ECTS 
Fundamentals of Photonics 5 ECTS
Applied Innovation in Engineering 5 ECTS

Specialised study packages


Fiber Optic - 5 ECTS
Photonic Devices - 10 ECTS

Wearable Devices
RF System Design - 5 ECTS
Wearable Electronics - 10 ECTS

Wireless Networks
Network Security - 5 ECTS
Internet of Things Technology - 10 ECTS


Signal Processing
Advanced signal processing - 5 ECTS
Computer Vision and Machine Learning - 10 ECTS

Integrated Circuits 
Digital Integrated Circuits - 5 ECTS
Analog and Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits - 10 ECTS  

Academic regulations

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

Study program diagram:

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

This data is derived from AU's 2016 employment survey. This data should not be considered a completely accurate representation of the labour market and job functions for all graduates of the individual degree programmes. It exclusively represent the responses submitted to the survey in the years in question.


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.

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