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The Technical University of Denmark, (DTU), is a university located in Kongens Lyngby, near Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1829 at the initiative of Hans Christian Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – as Denmark's first polytechnic, to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

DTU is an autonomous university that covers most engineering disciplines and educates engineers at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. The university is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

The University has approximately 11 BEng programs, 14 BSc programs, 27 MSc programs and special programs, and 19 PhD Schools with, 7,000 students and 600 international students. DTU offers over 26 English-taught MSc programs and more than 600 other courses taught in English.

DTU Transport is the biggest transport research community in Denmark and among the biggest university-based communities in the Nordic countries. DTU Transport offers approximately 20 courses ranging from initial courses in traffic and transport planning to advanced model and method oriented courses within traffic and transport.

Academic Programs

Masters Programs

  • Master of Science in Engineering (Transportation and Logistics)
  • Master of Science and Technology (Transportation and Logistics)
  • These degree programs aims to train engineers to give them specialist, technical knowledge of traffic, transportation and logistics combined with methodologies for software technology, data analysis and statistics, operations research, geoinformatics, economics disciplines along with planning and management skills to qualify them to undertake projects in the main fields of transportation and logistics. This degree program is associated with a wide network of contacts among both private enterprises and public authorities with which projects can be undertaken in the course of the program. The program also has links with international universities, enabling students to study abroad. DTU enjoys especially close links with TU Delft (Netherlands), ETH (Zurich, Switzerland), EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), LTH (Lund, Sweden), KTH (Stockholm, Sweden), Molde (Norway), University of Montreal (Canada), University of Auckland (New Zealand) and University of Washington (Seattle, USA).

  • Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering: The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is based on the expertise of the five participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. Participants will profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities long standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialize in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance. The program deals with ships, small craft, yachts and offshore structures. The program focuses on principles within design, construction and operation of ship and offshore structures, and their interaction with the environment. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the technical maritime world, where they will cooperate as professionals on designing, building or operating ships, offshore structures, boats or other floating structures. There are five study tracks - Ocean structures (NTNU); Passenger Ships (Aalto); Ship Design (Chalmers); Ship Operations (DTU); and Small Craft (KTH).

Research Program

  • PhD Program: It is possible to carry out a PhD-study in all research groups at DTU Transport within subjects covered by each of the groups. A PhD-study at DTU is a 3-year study, which normally includes a visit at a foreign university. DTU Transport has exchange agreements with most of the leading foreign universities in this respect; recent visits include CRT (Montreal), MIT (Boston), TuDelft (Holland), KTH (Stockholm) and ITS Leeds (UK).


DTU Admissions

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Transportation and Logistics Programs

  • To qualify for admission to the MSc program in Transportation and Logistics, students are required to have completed a BSc in Software Technology, Civil Engineering, Mathematics and Technology or Mechanical Engineering. In addition, B Engs in Traffic and Transportation are directly admitted to the MSc program. Students holding a B Eng may be eligible for enrollment on this MSc program. Those holding a BSc Mathematics or BSc Mathematics and Economics are also eligible (cand.scient.techn. / Master of Science and Technology). Special requirements apply to the MSc degree program for students enrolled in the cand.scient.techn. / Master of Science and Technology.

Nordic Master in Maritime Management

  • A BSc degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits in: Naval Architecture for start at Aalto, Chalmers, DTU, KTH and NTNU; Mechanical engineering for start at Aalto, Chalmers and KTH; A BEng in Mechanical Engineering is accepted for start Aalto, Chalmers and KTH.
  • Applicants with a BEng in Naval Architecture, or a BSc or BEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, in Ocean Engineering, in Civil Engineering or in Engineering Physics will be considered on an individual basis.
  • The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and mechanics and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements: Mathematics: 25 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations. Statistics and probability theory: 5 ECTS. Students without this qualification must be prepared to complete their curriculum during the first year. Statics, mechanical vibrations, and strength of materials: 10-15 ECTS Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS. Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.
  • Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the program.
  • When applying for admission, you must provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English. Certified photocopies of relevant documents must be enclosed with the application.  TOEFL - Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5); Computer-based test: 237 (essay writing grade 4,5); Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22); or IELTS - 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted).

PhD Program

  • For admission to the PhD-study, the student must have a minimum Grade Point Average from the MSc study of 8,0 (Danish 7-step scale) equivalent to B (ECTS scale) or 76 percent. Furthermore, to be considered the student must have written a master thesis of 30 ECTS points or equivalent (minimum 5 months' work load). For foreign students, the English (or Swedish or Norwegian) version of the thesis must be submitted as well. If agreed upon with the professor, German or French master theses might be considered as well. Although not a formal admission requirement, DTU Transport prefers students with maximum grades in the master thesis (12, A). Students with (7, C) for the thesis may be rejected, or requested to do an individual assignment before applying.

DTU Scholarships

  • H.C Ørsted Scholarship: DTU offers four H.C Ørsted scholarships to the most outstanding non-EU MSc students. he scholarships cover full tuition fee, university accommodation and a contribution to living costs of 700 EURO a month (before tax) throughout the MSc program (maximum 22 months).
  • Company Scholarships (Company sponsorship for EU/EEA citizens)
  • DTU’s PhD scholarships: One third of all DTU’s PhD students are funded by national government grants. The departments at DTU regularly advertise their PhD scholarships as vacant positions at DTU.
  • Externally funded scholarships: A number of DTU’s PhD students are financed through external funds from businesses or national research councils.

DANMARKS Tekniske Uni

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) er et selvejende universitet med uddannelse, forskning, myndighedsbetjening og innovation. Universitetets hovedopgaver udføres af p.t. 18 institutter og et nationalt laboratorium, på campus i Lyngby nord for København, men også på en række andre lokaliteter i København, samt på Sjælland og i Jylland. Universitet ejer omfattende omkostningskrævende eksperimentelle faciliteter, herunder et oceangående forskningsskib, samt state-of-the-art infrastruktur inden for bl.a. rentrum og nanoskopi.

Universitetet har ca. 4500 medarbejdere, mere end halvdelen er forskere, herunder 1050 ph.d.-studerende, hertil kommer godt 6500 bachelor- og kandidatstuderende. Der optages knap 850 internationale studerende om året på engelsksprogede uddannelser. Desuden udbydes et flerstrenget efteruddannelsesprogram.

Universitetet har medvirket ved etableringen af en række alliancer blandt førende tekniske universiteter. På europæisk plan indgår DTU sammen med TU München og TU Eindhoven i "European University Alliance in Science and Technology" og på nordisk plan indgår DTU i "Nordic 5 Tech". Endelig er DTU partneruniversitet med Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute i dets omfattende udvekslingsprogram "REACH" og har en strategisk studieudvekslingsaftale med KAIST i Sydkorea.

Universitetets uddannelsesudbud dækker de fleste ingeniørfaglige discipliner på bachelor-, kandidat- og ph.d.-niveau. Med omfattende forskningsaktiviteter inden for klassiske ingeniørdiscipliner og nye særligt lovende forskningsfelter, sikrer DTU et højt internationalt niveau inden for teknisk videnskab og naturvidenskab. Det er DTU's fortsatte mål at være blandt de 10 bedste tekniske universiteter i Europa. Flere uafhængige internationale rankings understøtter, at universitet har denne position.

DTU's innovationssystem strækker sig fra forskning og undervisning over patentering og licensering til industrielt samarbejde og forskerparkaktiviteter.