Trans­porta­tion & Logis­tics; and Mar­itime Engi­neer­ing Education

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

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 Mon­tréal (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 (Mon­tréal), MIT (Boston), TuDelft (Hol­land), KTH (Stock­holm) and ITS Leeds (UK).

DTU Admissions

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: 1015 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.

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