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Mechanical Design

Mechanical Design

Mechanical Design

Do you have an interest in constructions and mechanical systems? Are you fascinated by large modern constructions and curious how mechanical devices are designed? During the Master's programme in Mechanical Design you learn to design structures and mechanical systems, and you get the chance to link the gap between complicated theory and practical applications.

Become a technical problem solver

Practically all things that we surround ourselves with in our everyday lives are developed in collaboration with a Mechanical Engineer. If you are interested in construction, calculations, innovation, and development, the Master's programme in Mechanical Design might be of your interest.

During the programme, you learn to design, draw, produce and test small and simple machines as well as large and more complicated ones. You become a technical problem solver, and you learn to turn visions into actions by combining theory and practice. The programme inspires you to optimise exisiting systems and processes, adapt new inventions to alternative applications, or to take a completely new direction in a development project.

The programme offers you the opportunity to work with:

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and modelling techniques
  • Commercial FEA software packages: ANSYS and ABAQUS and PLAXIS
  • Proper design of structural details and mechanical systems
  • Offshore structures design
  • Programming: MatLab, Fortran, Python
  • Experimental methods and LabVIEW

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.

Facts About the Programme




Admission Requirements

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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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