Manufacturing Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Aalborg University programme is structured towards giving the graduate the opportunity to specialise within specific areas; e.g. virtual product- and process development, material- and process technology and operation and robot technology. The Manufacturing Technology specialisation is carried out through the project work.

About

Global competition entails several challenges for the industry. To cope with these challenges, the industry needs engineers who know how to handle product-, process- and production issues.

The MSc programme in Manufacturing Technology aims at providing graduates with competences to solve complex production-related problems and is designed to develop both theoretical understanding and practical experience.

The Aalborg University programme focuses on design, development and implementation of products, manufacturing and control systems; primarily in relation to development, planning and implementation of industrial production.

Project work

The project work is focused on putting theory into practice. You will do your project work in cooperation with a company; a great opportunity to try out your ideas and knowledge in a real-life situation.

The programme aims at providing the students in-depth knowledge within:
  • Process Modelling
  • Simulation
  • Production Modelling and Monitoring
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Engineering Optimisation
  • Product Development and Modelling

Project examples:

  • Barrier properties of polyester nanocomposites - in cooperation with Danfoss
  • Development of a methodology for incremental production capacity expansion - in cooperation with Grundfos
  • Roller hemming of magnesium automobile door panels - in cooperation with Daimler Chrysler
  • Pool Playing Robot - in cooperation with Colorado School of Mines
Job and career

Graduates from the Manufacturing Technolgy programme have many possible carrier paths. Examples of companies where graduates work include:

  • Grundfos A/S
  • Danfoss A/S
  • HMF Group A/S
  • Siemens Wind Power A/S
  • Livermore Software Technology Corp.

Programme Structure

Manufacturing Technology is a two year Master's programme.

During each semester, you write a project together with a group of fellow students in collaboration with a company. During the first two semesters, each project group consists of 4-6 students. During the last two semesters, the project groups consist of 1-3 students per group.

The semester structure is as follows:

1st Semester
  • Production Analysis and Efficiency Improvement
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Production Modelling and Monitoring
  • Production Planning and Control
2nd Semester
  • Development of Manufacturing Systems
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Engineering Optimisation – Concepts, Methods and Applications
  • Product Development and Modelling
3rd Semester

Choose between:

  • Technological Innocation
  • Scientific Paper
  • Internship
4th Semester
  • Master’s thesis
Project Examples
  • Barrier properties of polyester nanocomposites - in cooperation with Danfoss
  • Development of a methodology for incremental production capacity expansion - in cooperation with Grundfos
  • Roller hemming of magnesium automobile door panels - in cooperation with Daimler Chrysler
  • Pool Playing Robot - in cooperation with Colorado School of Mines

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.

  • 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 programme in Manufacturing Technology requires a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing or the like.

Students with another Bachelor's 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

  • International

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

5,790 - 8,150 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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