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Structural and Civil Engineering

Structural and Civil Engineering

Structural and Civil Engineering

Are you fascinated by large modern constructions? And are you curious how modern constructions and mechanical devices are designed? The Master's programme in Structural and Civil Engineering at Aalborg University in Esbjerg provides you with knowledge, expertise and skills to solve complex civil engineering problems and to design mechanical systems.

Design of constructions and mechanical systems

The Master's programme in Structural and Civil Engineering will provide you with knowledge on the design of constructions and mechanical systems. You get to work independently and come up with creative solutions for problems such as how to design  a floating wind turbine of 5000 tons or how to design a large bridge.

The focal point during the programme concerns the construction of large structures - for instance a tall building, a pier or a drilling rig. You learn about design and analysis of marine and offshore constructions, and you get to work with analysis of bearing structures.

The semester projects are an excellent opportunity for you to immerse in a specific subject of your interest, often in close collaboration with an industrial partner. Projects allow you to apply complex theories to real life problems - which could for instance concern the construction of foundations for offshore wind turbines or calculation of the effect of wind on tall chimneys.

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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