Electro-Mechanical Systems Design, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12402
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Studying at Aalborg University the Electro-Mechanical Systems Design, you gain knowledge within the areas of mechatronic system design, modelling and analysis of electro-mechanical systems, information technology and control theory. This enables you to take part in interdisciplinary technical development and research projects.

About

Do you want to work with optimisation of exististing constructions or with creation of new innovative products? As an Aalborg University graduate in Electro-Mechanical Systems Design, you will be able to engineer systems and devices where mechanics, electronics, and intelligent control systems are integrated tightly.

In this way, synergetic advantages can be exploited in order to develop truly mechatronic products where different technologies are merged together in the best possible way for use in e.g. industrial products and in automotive components.

Optimisation and creation of new products

Studying Electro-Mechanical Systems Design, you gain knowledge within the areas of mechatronic system design, modelling and analysis of electro-mechanical systems, information technology and control theory. This enables you to take part in interdisciplinary technical development and research projects.

You learn to optimise constructions and to create new products and systems.

During the programme, emphasis is put on disciplines such as modelling of multi-domain systems, simulation, system optimisation, and applied control engineering.

The programme offers courses within the following fields:

  • Control of Fluid Power and Electrical Servomechanisms
  • Embedded Micro Processors
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Engineering Optimisation
  • Control Theory: Multivariable and Nonlinear Systems
  • AC Motor Drives: Converters and Control
Job and Career

Graduates from the programme have many possible career paths. Many graduates pursue a technical career in either industry or academia, whereas others favour project management positions.

In the wind turbine and in the energy industry, you can take part in the technical development and research, and you can be the technical manager of development projects. You can also choose to work in a small company as a project manager or a central project worker.

A few examples of companies that employ EMSD graduates include:
  • Vestas Wind Systems
  • Grundfos
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • MAN B&W

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Electrical and Fluid Power Servomechanisms
  • Control of Fluid Power and Electrical Servomechanisms
  • Embedded Micro Processors: Applications and C programming
  • Finite Element Methods
2nd semester
  • Design and Control of Power Transmission
  • Engineering Optimisation – Concepts, Methods and Applications
  • Control Theory: Multivariable and Nonlinear Systems
  • AC motor drives: Converters and Control
3rd semester

During the third semester, you have different options to choose between, each providing you with 30 ECTS:

  • You can do an internship in Denmark or abroad, where you take part of the daily work in the business. During the internship, you will write a project about one or more of the tasks which you were responsible for during the proces
  • You can do a study visit at an educational institution abroad or in Denmark

Additionally, you have the possibility to stay on AAU and write a project that either spreads over one or two semesters

4th semester
  • During this semester, you write your Master’s thesis providing you with 30 ECTS.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 560

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission to the Master's programme in Electro-Mechanical System Design requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing or the like.

Students with another Bachelor degree may, upon application to the Board of Studies, be admitted following a specific academic assessment if the applicant is considered as having comparable educational prerequisites. The University can stipulate requirements concerning conducting additional exams prior to the start of study.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12402 International
  • Free EU/EEA

92,200 DKK

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.