Entrepreneurial Engineering

Entrepreneurial Engineering

Do you want to make a difference as an entrepreneur and innovator? There is an increasing need for private companies, entrepreneurs and public organisations to create value in the global world. Therefore, the ability to create, strengthen and develop a business is one of the key competences in companies of all shapes and sizes. Studying the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurial Engineering, you will be well-equipped to contribute and make a difference.


The Entrepreneurial Engineering programme develops mind-set and skills that enable you to create and realise new value for people and organisations. You and your fellow students will bring a variety of different – mostly - technical competences into the programme, and the purpose is to creatively combine these technical competences with business savvy in order to create new value. From idea to reality - from thought to action.

Business creation and business development competences are keys to the global business arena of the future. Furthermore, such competences are a requisite for a range of knowledge-based organisations, from large to small and medium-sized private companies, start-up companies, as well as public services. Through the study programme, you have the opportunity to acquire the tools, methods, knowledge of processes, as well as an organisational and managerial understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship that will allow you to make a difference.

This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend most of your day there.

The Master's programme entitles you to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Entrepreneurial Engineering).


How is Entrepreneurial Engineering different?

Entrepreneurial Engineering is a relatively new study programme (2013) designed by an interdisciplinary team of dedicated people from some of the most innovative and creative environments at Aalborg University when it comes to business innovation. From the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities you will meet teachers from the following area:

  • Industrial Design
  • Centre for Industrial Production
  • Research Centre for Socio-Interactive Design
  • Supporting Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University
  • The Research Group for Unlimited Knowledge Application
  • Centre for Research Excellence in Business Models
  • Centre for Interactive Digital Media

The Master of Science in Technology programme is a full-time Master’s degree at the same academic level as a Master of Science in Engineering programme. However, the students in this particular programme often have a more diverse background, which creates a dynamic environment. Carrying out this programme requires that you are skilled, exploratory and prepared to take initiatives on your own.

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Establish your own business

After having acquired fundamental knowledge of entrepreneurial engineering, the study programme offers you – or your team - the opportunity to work on establishing your own business. During the last two semesters, you can work on creating the business and thereby graduate with your own company.

As a graduate from Entrepreneurial Engineering, you also have many other job options. Your skill profile is attractive for many types of companies and organisations in need of business development, including large private and public companies, small and medium-sized companies, start-up companies, as well as municipalities, regions and governmental agencies. Your future job title may be project manager, entrepreneur/CEO/CTO, business developer, process consultant, innovations manager or product and business developer.

as a student at aau you encounter …

PROBLEM based learning (PBL)

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 successful 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. Learn more about PBL.


When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.


Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.


At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.


The laboratories at Aalborg University are of the highest standard, and they play an important role in teaching. You will work under the best laboratory conditions with access to the latest technology, which is vital for your benefiting from the teaching.

studying in aalborg

As a university city Aalborg has many advantages. The city is Denmark's fourth largest, and a good 20 percent of the municipality's inhabitants are students. The city has much to offer when it comes to culture, sports and leisure, but at the same time, has a manageable size and safe environment. Compared to other major university cities, it is easy to find good student accommodations in Aalborg. Learn more about student life in Aalborg.


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.

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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.

learn more about Pbl at aau