Master English 60 ECTS

Flexible Master

Combine elements from various established programmes within all academic disciplines at DTU and custom-design your own flexible programme.

The flexible master’s programme is an individually planned part-time vocational education. You can choose around nine courses from DTU’s course offerings. The courses must correspond to 45 ECTS points in total. The master’s programme ends with a finishing project that lasts 18 weeks and which amounts to 15 ECTS points. In total, you will receive 60 ECTS points, which corresponds to one year of full-time study.

Before you are enrolled in the master’s programme, you must create a draft of an individual education plan. You will finalize the education plan in collaboration with an assigned supervisor. You can read more about the individual study plan in the section below.

Classes are conducted during the daytime and you will be studying alongside ordinary engineering students from different master’s programmes.

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Why study a flexible master’s programme?

The flexible master’s allows you to combine courses across academic disciplines and custom-design a programme that matches your vocational requirements.

You will be able to maintain your connection to the labour market while studying the master’s programme as the master’s is a part-time education.

Education plan

If you are accepted to the Flexible master’s programme, a supervisor will be assigned to you. You will finalize the individual education plan in collaboration with the supervisor to whom you have been assigned.

The education plan must include the following:

  • The admission
  • The academic profile of the education, including the main field and the level of competence
  • Combination of courses and their ECTS-points
  • Any courses passed at Open University
  • An indication of which university you intend to follow or have followed courses
  • A statement of which courses are assessed using the 7-point grading scale and which courses are assessed using external grading
  • The order in which the courses are to be completed and a time schedule for the completion  

Prices

The price for a flexible master depends on which courses you choose, however, the prices in the table below apply as a minimum.

Prices for EU-citizens:

The price applies for standard courses as a minimum and comprises the following elements: 
Fee for the making of the individual education plan
*Non-refundable 
    8.000 kr.
Participation fee for courses 45 ECTS – 1500 DKK/ECTS
**Each semester you pay for the courses you are signed up to. 
Payment for one course includes payment for 3 examination trials.
  67.500 kr.
 Participation fee for finishing project 15 ECTS – 2120 DKK/ECTS   31.800 kr.
 Total  107.300 kr.

Prices for non EU-citizens:

The price applies for standard courses as a minimum and comprises the following elements:   
Fee for the making of the individual education plan
*Non-refundable
    8.000 kr.
 Participation fee for courses 45 ECTS – 2120 DKK/ECTS (including tuition fee)
**Each semester you pay for the courses you are signed up to.
Payment for one course includes payment for 3 examination trials.
  95.400 kr.
 Participation fee for finishing project 15 ECTS – 2740 DKK/ECTS (including tuition fee)  41.100 kr.
 Total 144.500 kr.

* Supervision in the preparation of the individual education plan is not part of the master’s programme. If the applicant does not start on the flexible master programme after counseling process, the payment is not refunded.

Participation fee for individually planned courses is 2120 kr/ECTS

Requirements and application

Requirements

You need to have a technical or science educational background at bachelor level to be admitted to a flexible master’s programme. Furthermore, you must have at least two years’ of relevant work experience.

You can only apply as a flexible master student with a foreign academic background if you have a residence permit for Denmark issued for other reasons. If you are an EU/EEA citizen, you can apply directly since you do not need a visa. If you are not an EU/EEA citizen we need to see a copy of your residence permit before we can enroll you under the flexible master studies.

Application

If you wish to apply for admission to the flexible master’s programme, you should fill in an application form in which you include a draft of you individual education plan. The application must clearly state the focus of the educational discipline. Fill out the application form, which you can download via the box on the right of the page. Furthermore, you must include the following document:

  • Your CV 
  • Confirmed copy of original diploma for prior education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of minimum two years of relevant work experience
  • A copy of your residence permit (only if you are not an EU/EEA citizen)

Please send all the documents to learnforlife@dtu.dk.

Registration deadline:
For the spring semester: 1 November
For the autumn semester: 1 May

When you have applied

When the aforementioned documents have been received at DTU, a preliminary screening of whether you meet the admission requirements will be carried out. You will then be assigned a professional supervisor who will help you in the further process of preparing your individual education plan.

Once the education plan has been approved—and signed—by the supervisor and the study board at the department you are ready for enrolment in a flexible master’s programme.

Please be advised that it can take as much as three months from the receipt of your application at DTU before an education plan is completed.

The application deadline for the flexible master’s program is 1 May for the autumn semester and 1 November for the spring semester.

Courses

As a student in a flexible master’s programme you can register for master level courses offered under Open University.

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You will receive an invoice at the beginning of the semester. In order for you to be registered for the exam, the participation fee must be registered.

If you regret having registered for a course, be sure to let us know before the beginning of the semester, as registration for tuition is binding and the participant fee is therefore non-refundable.

Enrolment to the courses is done via CampusNet, the eLearning platform at DTU. Once admitted to the flexible master, you will receive additional information.

The difference between a Flexible Master’s and a Master’s of Science

Flexible Master’s programme

A flexible master has a vocational dimension that the Master of Science programme lacks. In order to be enrolled in a flexible master’s programme at all, you must have at least two years of relevant work experience in addition to having a Bachelor degree. 

Master of Science

A Master of Science programme is an education on a higher academic level. Students do not have to have any relevant work experience, but they embark to two years of full-time studies, follow advanced courses, and obtain a total of 120 ECTS-points and the academic title of ‘Master of Science’ (MSc).

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ECTS

60

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Learn for Life

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