Technology is playing an increasingly important role in virtually all sectors of society, and this development will only continue in the future. There is strong demand for skilled engineers, and at the Department of Civil and Architechtural Engineering, we educate students to BSc Eng, MSc Eng (bachelors and graduates), and PhD levels so that they can meet the needs of business and industry. Our highly qualified graduates are educated to apply logic and creativity to find solutions to the major challenges of the future, as front runners in the technological revolution.
There are differences between our degree programmes, but innovation and development are core values for them all.
The Master of Science in Engineering degree programme (BSc + MSc) takes a total of five years, and with an MSc in Engineering, our graduates are the promoters of many major changes in society in jobs in virtually all sectors where technology plays a role, both in Denmark and abroad.
The Bachelor of Engineering programme takes 3½ years, and during their studies students meet the business community in their engineering internships. Graduates with Bachelor of Engineering degrees can go directly into the labour market and contribute actively to a company, while some choose courses so they can continue their studies to MSc in Engineering level.
As a graduate engineer you can also pursue a career in research if you supplement your studies with a PhD.
She is interested in climate change. She is interested in water as a natural science phenomenon and she dreams of applying her knowledge as a civil and structural engineer to prevent flooding in our cities in the future.
"I just found working with water much more exciting. When you specialise in load-bearing structures, there are always standards that you, as an engineer, have to deal with. With a specialisation in environmental engineering, you’re not as constricted, and you get to work on finding new solutions to some of the biggest challenges of climate change," she says.
Batteries are not the only way to store wind energy. Two engineering students from Aarhus University are working on a project to create a giant battery for renewable energy using a huge balloon and tonnes of ordinary soil and water.
One of today’s major problems is to find smart, low-tech solutions to store renewable energy, for example from wind turbines. Because if it is windy at night, when Denmark is asleep, what do we do with the large amounts of energy generated by the wind turbines?