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What does having a lecturer who is also an active researcher mean for you?

As an engineering student at Aarhus University, you will be part of an international research environment, and your teaching will be research-based even at Bachelor's level. This means that your lecturers are active researchers, and that they have focus on your academic training.

This also means that you will be working with state-of-the-art technology under the supervision of your lecturer. Moreover, it means that, during your degree programme, you will have the opportunity to participate actively in research projects. Working with the very latest issues and technologies may give you very different perspectives on things. Perhaps you will find something no one has ever worked on before.

Research-based teaching means that your lecturers are not only researchers themselves, their whole objective is also to introduce students to the very latest research. This allows students to formulate problems or hypotheses independently, and it enables them to solve specific problems by means of innovative and creative new research methods.

The researchers are role models to their students: They are inquisitive, analytical and independent in their approach to problem solving. A graduate of engineering must possess the same characteristics to be able to work in the business community.

As an MSc in Engineering, you will learn to take a critical stand on the technology to which you are introduced. You will learn to ask questions. Why are we doing this? What is the reason behind the choice of method? Could we do it differently? What are the consequences – economically, environmentally and for humanity?

This is very important for you to be able to go out into the world and help solve some of the major problems that call out for an MSc in Engineering.

The MSc in Engineering degree programmes are usually taught in Danish on the Bachelor's degree programme, but most of the textbooks and some courses will be in English. As many of our talented researchers and lecturers come from countries outside Denmark, you will be given the opportunity to train your language skills as students.