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MSc in Computer Engineering

Aarhus University
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Aarhus
Fall

Aarhus
Winter

Program description

MSc in Computer Engineering

Students in the MSc in Computer Engineering can 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 will be awarded the title of either Master of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering) or Master of Science and Technology (Computer Engineering).

Your teachers will be researchers from the Department of Engineering and Department of Computer Science, as well as lecturers and development engineers at the Aarhus University School of Engineering. The degree programme thus benefits from R&D projects carried out in all three environments.

Admission requirements

In general, admission to a Master's degree programme at Aarhus University requires a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor's degree in level and length (180 ECTS).

You must also meet any specific requirements for the programme you are applying for.

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

You apply for a study programme at Aarhus University through our online portal.

Learn more about the general and more specific admission requirements at Aarhus University and find information on how to apply for a Master's Degree on our website.


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Program content

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 on page 2. Each package is worth 15 ECTS credits. The second year consists of an elective programme and a thesis.

The MSc programme offers specialised study packages in the following fields: embedded systems, wireless networks, distributed systems decision, signal processing, and software engineering.

Scholarships & funding

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

The scholarship is usually a full or a partial tuition fee waiver, and in some cases, it also includes a monthly grant towards living expenses. Typically the scholarship is for the whole duration of your Master’s degree program.

You can find more information about Danish State Scholarships on the Aarhus University website.

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
  • Others: €14,500

Career opportunities

The MSc in Computer Engineering prepares students for the national and international job market. Our graduates have found jobs across a range of fields and institutions. There is considerable demand for IT graduates in areas such as instrument development engineering. Many graduates are working as software architects or developers of large instruments and systems, or have become software developers or project managers for large IT systems.

Companies demand graduates with considerable theoretical depth and analytical working methods. You learn to combine the theoretically strong knowledge of a computer scientist with the more practically oriented and innovative approach of an engineer, so that you are well equipped to meet the needs of the job market.

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About this institute

Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...


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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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