With a strong emphasis on applying acquired theory in practice, both by teamwork in bigger projects as well as smaller practical tasks, the education prepares you for a career as a development engineer or project manager in an R&D department. In the bigger projects, you will learn how to collaborate – also across different engineering disciplines – on solving development tasks provided by the industry. Here, you will also apply prototyping skills using our state-of-the-art prototyping facilities.
As part of the education, you will spend a whole semester in a company internship working on development tasks as part of the company’s engineering team. Similarly, you have the option of carrying out your final project within a company.
As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be able to pursue a career as e.g.
Development engineer or project manager in medium-sized or large companies in industrial production or machine manufacturing;
Head of the manufacturing department;
Manager of sales;
Project responsible for the development, production, sales, and procurement;
As an entrepreneur developing your own ideas and making business plans, prototypes, tests, and documentation.
A bachelor (of engineering) degree in Mechanical Engineering is a three-and-a-half-year study program aiming at direct employment as a mechanical engineer. Further, it qualifies you to continue your studies for a Master of Science in Engineering degree.
During your studies, you learn to plan and carry out projects and you gain an understanding of the design of industrial products.
The first part of the study program
In the first part of your studies, you learn about product development. Among other things, you learn to analyze user wishes and needs, to develop the user-friendly design, to select the optimal production methods, to calculate strengths, durability, costs, etc., to make models, and to test prototypes.
The second part of the study program
In the second part of your studies you learn about, for example, finances and corporate management, design of mechanical and thermal systems, automation of processes, and advanced calculations of strengths.
Each semester is based on a theme.
Project work and solving problems for companies
You become part of a project-based and problem-based study environment where you work in project groups together with your fellow students.
In the project group you and your fellow students:
are responsible for planning and carrying out the project
will cooperate and meet the deadlines
will solve problems for companies
will have your own project room
Internship and final project
In the sixth semester, you must complete the engineering internship in a company in Denmark or abroad. Through the internship, you acquire relevant work experience of great benefit to you in your following career. In the final semester, you carry out the final project – usually also in cooperation with a company.
The study program is based on themes providing coherence between your courses and your project.
Every semester is based on the main theme:
Discover the mechanical development process
Build and Measure Mechanical Systems
Develop Mechanical Systems for Vibrations
Control Mechanical Systems
Experts in Team innovation/Innovation/specialisation
The engineering internship
Versatile career paths
With this degree, you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. Among other things, you could work with the development and construction of anything from big facilities to products and production facilities in a range of businesses such as the medical industry or the wind energy industry. You will work as a project manager, development engineer/product developer, or with the design of machines and plants, and facilities.
To be eligible for admission, you must hold a qualifying upper secondary school degree, and you must have passed the following courses:
English level B
Mathematics level A
As well as one of the following course combinations:
Physics level B and Chemistry level C
Physics level B and Biotechnology level A
Geoscience level A and Chemistry level C
Geoscience level A and Biotechnology level A
English level B must be passed with a grade equivalent to 3.0 or higher in the Danish grading scale (02 is passed, 12 is max) for the program in Sønderborg
English level B must be passed with a grade equivalent to 2.0 or higher in the Danish grading scale for the program in Odense
Course levels refer to the Danish high school system: A is advanced, B is intermediate, and C is beginner level.