DTU MSc Industrial Engineering and Management Program Overview

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Introduction to MeM at DTU

When it comes to the development, implementation, and management of technical solutions, industry needs people with quantitative and qualitative interdisciplinary management competencies. This is becoming increasingly more relevant in a complex and globalized world where engineers capable of working at the interface between business and engineering are in high demand.

On the programme, you will participate in courses at a high academic level providing you with both quantitative and qualitative management competencies. You will work with mathematical optimization (operations research), simulation, and other quantitative tools together with a number of process tools that are crucial in the context of project management and change management. In addition, the programme focuses on the typical areas where extensive management competencies play a decisive role – e.g. operations management, supply chain management, innovation management, and problem structuring. The programme also contains a compulsory course in technical management of sustainable development.

Why Study MeM at DTU?


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  • Academic reputation: DTU is a highly ranked technical university with a strong reputation for its academic excellence. It is ranked 121st in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023 and is a member of the Association of European Technical Universities (TU9).
  • Curriculum: DTU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and science. Its programs are designed to prepare students for careers in industry, research, and government.
  • Faculty: DTU’s faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields. They are passionate about teaching and mentoring students, and they bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom.
  • Research: DTU is a leading research university with a strong focus on innovation. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research projects.
  • Facilities: DTU has state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, libraries, and computer labs.
  • Location: DTU is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Copenhagen is also a major center for business and innovation.

Program Costs + Living Expenses : MeM at DTU


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program costs include tuition fees, accommodation, food, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses. Students may choose from on-campus or off-campus housing options, and living expenses can vary based on individual preferences and the location of the university. It’s advisable to explore any available scholarships or financial aid options that may assist in managing the overall costs associated with pursuing the MeM program at DTU.

Eligibility Criteria for MeM at DTU

To earn the title MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed Polytechnical foundation courses adding up to at least 5 ECTS
  • Have passed Programme specific courses adding up to at least 55 ECTS
  • Have performed a Master thesis of 30 ECTS points within the field of the general program
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective courses to bring the total number of ECTS of the entire study to 120 ECTS

The following BSc Eng programmes at DTU give students the legal right of admission to the MSc Eng Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Data Science and Management 

The following BSc Eng programmes at DTU give access to admission to the MSc Eng Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management:

  • Mathematics and Technology
  • General Engineering, Cyber Systems

The academic requirements for admission for other BSc Eng graduates are described below.

The following course is mandatory:

42101Introduction to Operations Research5pointAutumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

At least 5 ECTS must come from the following courses:

41619Introduction to Production5pointAutumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
42009Introductory Economics5pointAutumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
42587Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management5pointAutumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
62133Supply Chain Management & Design5pointAutumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Employement Prospects : MeM at DTU


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    Most Sought-after Jobs

Industrial engineer

Production engineer

Process engineer

Project engineer

Quality engineer

Management consultant

Supply chain manager

Operations manager

Logistics manager

Industrial Engineering and Management graduates typically find jobs in private or public-sector companies or organizations. Fields of activity generally include planning, technology, and operations management, development and innovation, and consultancy.

Read more about your future career opportunities,Here are some specific examples of companies that hire graduates of the MSc IEM program at DTU:

  • A.P. Møller-Mærsk
  • Arla Foods
  • Bosch
  • Danfoss
  • Grundfos
  • LEGO
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Siemens
  • Vestas

Application Deadlines - MEM at DTU

  • Autumn intake: 1 March
  • Spring intake: 15 October

DTU also accepts late applications until 31 July, but there is no guarantee that late applications will be processed in time for the start of the semester.

Please note that these deadlines are for international applicants. Applicants with a Danish bachelor’s degree have different deadlines.

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Specializations & Electives Offered

Any course classified as MSc course in DTU’s course base may be an elective course. This includes programme specific courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions. In addition, it is possible to take MSc-level courses at other Danish universities or abroad.

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FAQs About MeM

The MSc IEM program at DTU is offered on-campus.

MSc IEM graduates are in high demand in a variety of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, technology, and healthcare. MSc IEM graduates typically work as project managers, engineering managers, operations managers, and other leadership roles

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

graduates from DTU are highly sought-after by employers around the world. They have the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of industries, including:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Government

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