Department of Mechanical Engineering


Organisation profile


DTU Mechanical Engineering is an internationally recognized Department at the Technical University of Denmark. The Department offers attractive study opportunities for skilled international engineering students.

International students as well as Danish students studying mechanical engineering, energetics and design, attend the same classes and lectures. English is the language of instruction for courses at an advanced level. All textbooks, lecture notes, and exercises are in English; a knowledge of the Danish language is therefore not required. It is a prerequisite, however, that students possess a very good command of the English language.

Internationally well-reputed scientists and engineers undertake guidance and tuition. Most of the teaching at an advanced level is based on or directly related to ongoing research, to ensure high standards of instruction and to promote the education of highly qualified engineers who are scientifically up to date.


DTU and DTU Mechanical Engineering are not able to support international students financially, as we do not administer or offer any funds, scholarships, loans or bursaries for international students.

Funding to cover their travel, insurance and living expenses must therefore be raised and organized in due time before arrival to DTU.

Practical matters

Relevant and updated information regarding accommodation, residence permit, and health insurance may be found at the homepage of DTU’s International Office: Practical Matters.

The PhD programme

DTU Mechanical Engineering is an internationally renowned department on the cutting edge of research and education in mechanical engineering. Our current research topics include fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, energy technology, maritime and coastal engineering, manufacturing engineering as well as materials and surface engineering.

The staff at DTU Mechanical Engineering includes a large number of PhD students, who participate in the research. As PhD student at DTU mechanical Engineering you will normally be part of a larger research project and/or collaboration with Danish and international companies.

The PhD programme is a 3 year programme designed to train researchers at an international level and interplaying with the international research community. The PhD programme is composed of a learning process where the PhD student learns to perform research under guidance.

Who can become a PhD Student?

National as well as international candidates can apply for the programme. We are seeking highly qualified candidates with good marks and a focused interest in research.

Examples on our present PhD project are found here.

Find out more about the research areas of interest at DTU Mechanical Engineering through the top menus Research and Business.


DTU Mechanical engineering has an extensive collaboration with national as well as international companies, institutions and individuals and the Department is continuously adjusting and extending this collaboration network.

DTU Mechanical engineering is open to research collaboration with any party, when the collaboration is deemed to be mutual benefit.

Please contact Head of Department Henrik Carlsen at the Department address, an established contact with a member of staff or the Head of the section, which covers the topic of collaboration.

The below list of application areas links to our present research:


Contact information

Nils Koppels Allé
Kgs. Lyngby
  • Phone: +45 45 25 19 60
  • Fax: +45 45 88 43 25
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  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

    ISSNs: 1615-147X, 1615-147x, 1615147x

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1615-1488

    Springer, Germany

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Coastal Engineering

    ISSNs: 0378-3839, 03783839

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1872-7379

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • International Journal of Solids and Structures

    ISSNs: 0020-7683, 00207683

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1879-2146

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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