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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's in Mechatronic, you need a relevant bachelor's degree. The entry requirements depend on the profile you apply for.

You qualify for all profiles in the programme if you have one of the following degrees:

  • BSc or BEng in Mechatronics from SDU
  • BSc in Robot Systems from SDU
  • BSc in Robotics from AaU
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering from DTU

You qualify for Cyber Physical Systems if you have one of the following degrees:

  • BEng in Maskinteknik from SDU, AaU, AaU (Esbjerg), or DTU
  • BSc in Mekanik from AU
  • BEng in Maskin og Produktion from AaU (Esbjerg)

You qualify for Power Electronics if you have one of the following degrees:

  • BEng in Elektronik from SDU, AU, AaU, or AaU (Esbjerg)
  • BEng in Elektrisk Energiteknologi from SDU, AU or DTU
  • BSc in Energiteknologi from SDU
  • BSc in Elektroteknologi from DTU

You qualify for Embedded Systems if you have one of the following degrees:

  • BEng in Softwareteknologi from SDU or DTU
  • BSc in Software Engineering from SDU
  • BSc in Software from AaU
  • BSc in Softwareteknologi from DTU
  • BEng in Informations- og Kommunikationsteknologi from AU
  • BEng in Datalogi from AaU
  • BEng in IT-Elektronik from DTU

You qualify for Power Electronics as well as Embedded Systems  if you have one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Applied Industrial Engineering from AaU
  • BSc in Elektronik og IT from AaU

You qualify for Devices and Microtechnology if you have one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Fysik og Teknologi from SDU
  • BSc in Nanoteknologi from AaU
  • BSc in Fysik og Nanoteknologi from DTU

If you have another degree

Other degrees might qualify for admission. Please refer to the curriculum of the programme to see what course areas your degree must cover.

Language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you need a proficiency in English equivalent to level B in a Danish high school. Please note that the deadline for submitting language test results or other documentation of your proficiency is May 15.

English language tests
You can prove your English proficiency by passing a language test. We accept the following tests if the test is no more than two years old:

  • TOEFL IBT test with a minimum score of 88. For validation, we need to receive a score report directly from the test center. To select University of Southern Denmark as recipient, use the code 7969. Please choose "other - department not listed". If you have already taken the test, you can still make a request for the test center to forward the report. Please inform us once you have made such a request. 
  • IELTS academic test with a minimum overall band score of 6.5
  • CAE with a minimum result of C (only accepted from a Cambridge Network). For verification of your results, please make sure to give us your ID number (e.g.  EPA123456) and your secret number (4 digits)
  • CPE from University of Michigan

High school English
If you hold a secondary school diploma from a country within EU/EEA, a Nordic country or from Switzerland, you may be able to prove your English proficiency by way of your secondary school diploma (high school). Along with your diploma, you have to upload a document from your school stating the number of English lessons you attended during the last three years of high school. The letter must be in English. Based on the provided material, we will assess whether your high school English is equivalent to a Danish level B. We encourage you to send us your papers in advance via
SPOC for a pre-assessment.

Exemptions                                                           
If your entire bachelor’s degree was taken in the USA, Canada (English speaking part), Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland, further documentation is not required.  This only applies if the entire degree was taken in one of these countries. Furthermore, distance-learning programmes do not qualify for an exemption.

If you hold a Professional Bachelor's degree from Denmark taught in English, you are also exempted. However, we need a confirmation from the issuing institution that the programme was taught in English.

Legal claim

When you finish a Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics from University of Southern Denmark you have a legal claim for admission to the Master's programme if you apply in immediate continuation of the completed Bachelor's degree. Please be aware that your claim for admission is only valid if you apply before the deadline - find information on deadlines below.

Selection criteria

There is a limited number of study places in the programme.

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, the following criteria are used for selection of applicants. The criteria differ depending on the applied profile. You are given a score in relation to each criterion, and your over all score decides whether you are offered a study place.

Embedded Control Systems
  • Content and level of your bachelor's degree (1-30 points)
  • Your academic results (1-60 points). In addition to your overall grade point average, emphasis is placed on your grades within:
    • Digital Design and micro controllers including project work
    • Embedded programming including project work
    • Analog Electronics
  • Motivation for and ability to complete the programme (1-40 points)
Micro- and Nanotechnology
  • Content and level of your bachelor's degree (1-30 points)
  • Your academic results (1-60 points). In addition to your overall grade point average, emphasis is placed on your grades within:
    • Thermodynamics
    • Analog Electronics including project work
    • Materials and Processes
  • Motivation for and ability to complete the programme (1-40 points)
Modelling and Control of Mechatronic Systems
  • Content and level of your bachelor's degree (1-30 points)
  • Your academic results (1-60 points). In addition to your overall grade point average, emphasis is placed on your grades within:
    • Thermodynamics
    • Mechanical design, statics, dynamics and 3D CAD
    • Digital Electronics
  • Motivation for and ability to complete the programme (1-40 points)
Power Electronics
  • Content and level of your bachelor's degree (1-30 points)
  • Your academic results (1-60 points). In addition to your overall grade point average, emphasis is placed on your grades within:
    • Power Electronics
    • Analog Electronics including project work
    • Digital Electronics
    • Programming
  • Motivation for and ability to complete the programme (1-40 points)

 

How to apply

To apply, you have to submit an application via the application portal.

Unless you have a legal claim for admission (see above), it is important that you submit the following enclosures for evaluation:

  • You graduate diploma, including a transcript of records.
  • If you have not yet passed your degree: Your newest official transcript of passed as well as registered courses. If you use the data exchange function in the application portal, please be aware that only passed courses are included in the generated file. Therefore, if you are registered for courses with specific relevance to the entry requirements, you have to upload a separate transcript of your course registration.
  • Proof of any supplementary courses you might have passed.
  • Course descriptions for each of the courses in your degree.
  • Motivational letter.
  • Proof of your English proficiency
  • Course description for each of course on your bachelor diploma/transcript.

Read more about the general requirements for submitted enclosures.

Application deadlines

The application deadlines for study start September 1st are:

  • February 1st for non EU/EEA citizens
  • March 1st for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit


Vacant study places

Missed the deadline ? See a list of programmes with vacant study places

Vacant study places

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