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About the programme

Programme Structure

COMPULSORY COURSES

AUTUMN

  • Continuum Mechanics 10 ECTS
  • Finite Element Method 5 ECTS

SPRING

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5 ECTS
  • Mechanical Vibrations 5 ECTS
  • Optimization Algorithms and Programming 5 ECTS

 


SPECIALISED STUDY PACKAGES

Choose two of the specialised study packages:

AUTUMN

Structural Mechanics

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of structural Mechanics problems. It will provide the students with important skills to design, simulate and verify mechanical structures and components with complex shapes, materials and loads. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications.
Prerequisites: Basics skills in Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Theory for continua

  • Beams and Plates 5 ECTS
  • FEM for Nonlinear Materials and Geometry 10 ECTS

Fluid Dynamics

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of Fluid Dynamics problems. It will provide the students with important skills to describe, analyse and simulate fluid dynamics, ranging from ideal via laminar to turbulent flows. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications such as wind turbines.
​Prerequisites:Classical Mechanics, Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra

  • Computational Dynamics 5 ECTS
  • Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence 10 ECTS
     

From 2018:

  • Robotics Robotics 5 ECTS
  • Control and Sensor Technology 10 ECTS

 

SPRING

Dynamics

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of structural dynamics problems. It will provide the students with important skills to simulate and verify dynamics of structures with multiple degrees of freedoms. Simulation will use advanced formulation as discrete element and reduction methods. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications such as wind turbines and vehicles.
​Prerequisites: Basic Dynamics and programming Knowledge

  • Computational Dynamics 5 ECTS
  • Dynamic Systems with Applications 10 ECTS

 

Fracture and Composits

The package addresses  the knowledge of analysing fibre composite structures, fracture mechanics and fatigue of both composites and other materials such as steel structures. The packages will content both the theoretical basics and numerical solutions. When designing lightweights constructions with modern materials the fracture mechanics validations of the design and estimating the lifetime of a component becomes more and more important. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics.
​Prerequisites: Basics skills in Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Theory for continua.. Recommended: Basic skills in Beam theory and Composite Manufacturing.

  • Fracture Mechanics 10 ECTS
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials 5 ECTS


Termo Machinery

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of thermodynamic and thermo/turbo machinery problems. It will provide the students with important skills to analyse, simulate problems where energy are transferred between solids and fluid. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications such as wind turbines, heat exchangers and pumps.
​Prerequisites: Basic thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and programming knowledge.

  • Termodynamics and Heat Transfer 10 ECTS
  • Turbo Machinery and Compressible Fluids 5 ECTS

Each study package amounts to 15 ECTS credits. By combining these study packages and concluding your studies with a thesis, you can become a specialist in relevant fields of study.


 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Choose courses from the specialised study packages or other courses at the Department of Engineering, and the broader Faculty of Science approved by the study program manager. AU Course Catalouge: kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/

Elective courses to be offered from AY2017/18 (besides project and study courses):

  • Control Theory
  • Industrial Engineering Research and Development Project
  • Advanced numerical methods in fluid dynamics
  • Computational Nanomaterials
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Stastical Analysis of Experimental Data

 

The individual student:

  • must have all compulsory courses
  • must select 2 full specialisation packages
  • can maximum have 10 ECTS point in Mechanical Engineering Research and Development Projects
  • can maximum have 10 ECTS point study group courses

For further information on the structure of the programme please see the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.

Study Structure

Study structure:


 

Elective courses (credit module)

Course registration regarding compulsory courses and courses that are a part of specialised study packages must take place via the self-service facility at mit.au.dk during the registration periods.

Registration for elective courses at Science and Technology:

  1. Please make sure that the courses in question are included in your study contract.
  2. The following elective courses are preapproved by the Study Board – course registration must be directly via the self-service facility at mit.au.dk:

Preapproved course (credit module)

Provider
Random Vibrations Civil and Architectural Engineering
Structural Dynamics and Mechanics of wind turbines Civil and Architectural Engineering

All other elective courses from e.g. Computer Science, Bioscience, Chemistry, Geoscience, Sport Science, BSS, Summer school and ASE diploma courses requires prior approval and credit module enrollment. Please apply for prior approval in enrollment periods prior to the semester where you want to take courses.

  1. The course in question must be evident from your Study Contract.
  2. When your study contract has been approved by your Degree Programme Coordinator, you must send an application via The Self-service Facility at mit.au.dk (Please choose the form “Prior approval for courses within AU.") 

Please notice that the deadline regarding application for a prior approval is the same as the course registration period. You find the course registration deadlines here.

Please notice that course registration is binding after the registration period. And please notice that the courses may chance with respect to content, course name etc. Check the courses at the AU Course Catalogue.

Unusual circumstances - when you need to change your course registration:

A. Cancellation of a course or when courses are coinciding: Please contact Maja Frank (mf@au.dk) as soon as possible/before the beginning of the semester.

B. Other instances: Send a reasoned application for an exemption to the Study Board via mit.au.dk as soon as possible/before the beginning of the semester.

Career

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 of MSc Mechanical Engineering have gone on to working within research and development departments at industrial enterprises, whilst others choose to do a PhD in Denmark or abroad.

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