Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Engineering

The MSc Eng programme in Computer Science and Engineering focuses on the design and use of computing components—both software and hardware—to solve technical problems efficiently and competitively.

Computer Science and Engineering. Photo: Simon Klein Knudsen

Study Programme

Modern society infrastructure is based on information technology. IT plays an essential role in our daily lives, and businesses are dependent on computers and communications equipment.

DTU has a strong and growing IT environment with competencies in areas such as safe and secure systems, system integration, distributed and embedded systems, networks, software engineering, algorithms and logic, system-on-chip, and digital systems. As a student on the programme, you will form part of this exciting environment.

The Computer Science and Engineering programme is concentrated on the design and use of computing components—both software and hardware—to ensure our students become capable of solving technical problems efficiently and competitively.

Focus is on understanding and using the right abstractions for advanced IT solutions which typically include both existing and future components. Computer Science and Engineering thus covers a wide range of courses in software development, safe and secure IT systems, algorithms and logic, and knowledge-based systems, and distributed and embedded systems.

You will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with both Danish and international companies - either as part of the courses, as an individual project or while writing your thesis.

The MSc Eng is a two-year graduate programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.

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Combine work with studies

This study programme is also available as an Industry study programme where you can combine work and study over a 4-year period. Special rules apply.

Industry MSc Eng programmes.


With a MSc Eng degree in Computer Science and Engineering, you will be able to model, analyse, design, implement, and validate complex IT systems based on theoretically and technologically well-founded methods, tools, and techniques.

Career opportunities.


More opportunities at DTU

As a DTU student, you have many opportunities to study abroad as part of your degree - everything from a semester abroad to an international joint degree or a summer school exchange.

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Lying in one of the world’s happiest and safest countries, DTU welcomes graduate students from all over the world to be part of an international, innovative and open-minded learning environment.

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