MSc in Computer Engineering


Program Description

As a student of MSc Computer Engineering, you are able to specialise in relevant fields of study connected with system and instrument development involving software, hardware and communication technology. Depending on your chosen specialisation, upon completion of the degree, you are awarded the title of either Master of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering) or Master of Science and Technology (Computer Engineering).

Choice of study packages

The first year of the MSc consists of two basic study packages and two specialised study packages. All students take the basic study packages, but you can choose your own specialised study packages from the options listed below. Each study package amounts to 15 ECTS. The second year consists of an optional programme and a thesis.


At Aarhus University, you are in close contact with the lecturers and researchers in a way that is rarely experienced at other universities. Academic staff is readily available if you need clarification of the study material. Part of the teaching is in the form of lectures that introduce new angles on the course material, and theoretical and practical exercises take place in small groups, where you study relevant issues in depth.


Computer Engineering graduates find work in a wide range of fields and institutions. There is considerable demand for IT graduates in areas such as instrument development engineering. Many graduates work successfully as software architects, developers of large instruments and systems, or become a software developer or project manager for large IT systems.

For students from the United States

Study at a world-leading institution in Denmark. We offer more than 50 programmes taught in English. Join us in Scandinavia in one of the happiest countries on Earth.

Funding and scholarships

Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to the most talented applicants from outside Europe.

Tuition fees for our Master’s programmes are between €8,000-14,500 per year.

Loan programme

Aarhus University also participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Programme.

Connect with our students!

Are you considering applying for a programme at Aarhus University but still have tons of questions? Then why not talk to one of our current American students to get their view on student life in Denmark.

Living costs

Denmark is often considered expensive to international students, but student housing is often very affordable compared to other countries and services such as medical treatment is free of charge. See an example budget for one month in Aarhus. Please note that expenses often vary from person to person.

Estimated Student Budget For One Month in Aarhus
Rent: $500*
Food and utilities: $330
Phone and internet: $50
Local transport: $30
Books and study supplies: $30
Other expenses - like a gym membership, streaming etc: $110
Total: $1050

*Rent in student housing varies between $360-600 per month. Some have internet included.

For me, Denmark hasn’t turned out to be more expensive than what I was used to. Most things here cost about the same as they would in a city in the US. Some things, like rents, are actually cheaper. Things that seem expensive at first, like restaurant meals or haircuts, end up costing the same because you don’t have to tip here. And a lot of my classmates like to cook, so we often get together for potluck meals, or we all bring wine and snacks and have a cosy night in. I strongly recommend anyone on a budget to make a point of asking their Danish classmates what they do to keep their spending down. I got lots of great tips that way, like which grocery stores are cheaper or which stores and restaurants give student discounts.

Elisabeth Lauer
, Student, MA in Intercultural Studies programme, from the United States

Student life

Being a student at Aarhus University might differ from the U.S. First of all many non-academic activities such as sports and music are not organized by the university. Still, there is a ton of activities for students in Aarhus, so you will be sure to have an amazing time here.

A place to start is Studenterhus Aarhus which offers activities for all students in Aarhus. These include a weekly International Night, trips around Denmark and much more. It is also possible to get involved as a volunteer and thereby grow your network in Denmark.

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Last updated Aug 2020

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Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge. The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world-class resea ... Read More

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