Master of Science in
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Combines knowledge with technical expertise 

Introduction

Choice of specialised courses

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 areas ranging from optics to electro-optics, from semiconductor technology to pure electronics.

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, including experimental technology, data collection, micro-controls, material physics and much more.

In consultation with the specialist lecturers, students can design precisely the study plan that suits their interests and background.

Future prospects

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

AU Engineering and research

Admission requirements

The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master of Science in Engineering degree programme in Electrical Engineering:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics from a Danish university or engineering college if mathematical competences equal to the courses Applied Linear Algebra (5 ECTS) and Stochastic Modelling and Processing (5 ECTS) can be documented.
  • Bachelor’s degrees with at least 60 ECTS in the field of Electrical Engineering can provide admission, provided that the academic requirements for the Master’s degree are met.
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

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

The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Master of Science in Technology):

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from a Danish university if mathematical competences equal to the courses Applied Linear Algebra (5 ECTS) and Stochastic Modelling and Processing (5 ECTS) can be documented.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nanotechnology from Aarhus University if mathematical competences equal to the courses Applied Linear Algebra (5 ECTS) and Stochastic Modelling and Processing (5 ECTS) can be documented.
  • Other Bachelor's degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above. 

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

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. See the general English language requirements.

Programme structure

The study structure in Electrical Engineering consists of a joint basic package of six subjects taken during the first year of studies. In addition, you must choose two of the following specialised study packages plus an optional package that can be more freely chosen as single-subject courses. The programme thus includes a field of specialisation that is composed individually under supervision and amounts to 60 ECTS credits. In the final term, you conclude your studies with a thesis amounting to 30 ECTS credits.

Academic regulations

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 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. The university also has a number of popular Friday bars, and the Tågekammeret (the Cloud Chamber) association organises celebrations and social events for all science students.

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.

Follow the student life at Aarhus University

-experienced, photographed and filmed by the students themselves.

With thousands of pictures #yourniversity and #auingeniør and #auengineering gives insight into the everyday life as a student at AU; the parties, procrastination, exams and all the other ways you’ll spend your time at university.

 

The photos belong to the users, shared with #Yourniversity, #AarhusUni and course-specific AU-hashtags.

Career

Job functions for grads

This data is derived from AU's 2013/2014 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.

Career

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. Many graduates also decide to work as consultants at ATS (approved technological service) institutes or patent agencies, whilst others choose to work with knowledge communication within the media and publishing industries and in the finance sector.