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Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

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 Master's programme in Manufacturing Technology aims at providing you with competences to solve complex production-related problems and is designed to develop both theoretical understanding and practical experience. The programme provides you with knowledge about design, development, and implementation of products, manufacturing, and control systems; primarily in relation to development, planning, and implementation of industrial production.

develop and optimise products and production equipment 

During the Manufacturing Technology programme, you get to work with development and optimisation of products and production equipment, and you get the opportunity to specialise in areas such as virtual product and proces development, material and process technology, control, and robotics.

The programme aims at providing the students in-depth knowledge within the following areas:

  • Process Modelling
  • Simulation
  • Production Modelling and Monitoring
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Engineering Optimisation
  • Product Development and Modelling

Within the area of robotics, you get to work with the robot called "Little Helper." "Little Helper" is an autonomous robot capable of navigating without human interaction. "Little Helper" is capable of changing its working tools autonomously thereby adapting to a specific work situation on its own.


Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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