MSC IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSC IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Aarhus University

Combining Theory with Practice

How do you design the blades of a wind turbine? How do you calculate the lifetime of a computer chip or a fuel cell? How do you analyse the dynamics of a racing car? These are just some of the questions you may be exploring on the MSc in Mechanical Engineering programme.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to apply theory to practical issues, with scope for interdisciplinary collaboration. You will gain a sound understanding of advanced calculation methodologies, such as the finite element method (FEM) and multidisciplinary simulation tools. You will study topics such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), structural dynamics and modal analysis, and fracture mechanics and fatigue. The basis for these competencies includes continuum mechanics, elasticity theory and plasticity theory.

Specialise as You Choose

The first and second semester include a number of compulsory courses and elective course packages within the specialisations of applied mechanics, materials engineering, thermo-fluid engineering and robot systems. The third semester includes elective courses, as well as a project that can be undertaken in collaboration with a company and/or a research group.

The first and second semester include a number of compulsory courses and elective course packages within the specialisations of applied mechanics, materials engineering, thermo-fluid engineering and robot systems. The third semester includes elective courses, as well as a project that can be undertaken in collaboration with a company and/or a research group.

Student Life

The Department of Engineering has a number of social spaces for meeting other students outside class, and these are an excellent basis for social activities. There is an engineering club for staff and students through which students can network with like-minded people. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the Tågekammeret association organises celebrations and social events for all science and technology students across departments.

Careers

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programme are currently working in a wide range of fields – from basic engineering or science research in joint projects with research institutes and the industrial sector, to R&D projects in industry. Many have moved into careers within R&D departments in industrial enterprises, while some have undertaken PhDs in Denmark or abroad.

“I spent my first year as a structural designer doing computations of the load-carrying structure of the nacelle – the ‘box’ at the top of the tower of a wind turbine. I subsequently got a job as technical project manager in the same department, where I was responsible for the budget and had much more dialogue with different departments at Siemens. I’ve now been appointed team coordinator and am responsible for an eleven-man team, including engineers and specifiers. I regard being a leader as an interesting and challenging job, and I’d like to develop in this area in the future.

Andreas Gotfredsen

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Team Coordinator, Siemens Wind Power

Place of Study

Aarhus

Annual Tuition Fee

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE

Others: EUR 13,500

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Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
13,500 EUR
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Denmark - Aarhus
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Sept. 2018
Denmark - Aarhus
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Tuition fee per year; EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE