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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 17k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 March 2016

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    The MSc in Engineering – Technology Based Business Development is a research-based programme focusing on technology management, technology implementation, and engineering management.

    Graduates of the programme will be able to collect, generate, understand and assess new technological knowledge, new business opportunities and new central technologies for companies. They will also be able to implement this new knowledge inside a company, so as to create new processes, new product features and new business areas. Our graduates will be key figures in the development of new and innovative product concepts and business concepts.


    A high priority in this study programme is that students should gain insight into engineering practice. We believe that theories, models and concepts are best learned through solving real-life problems. The first two semesters of the programme give students the opportunity to work on assignments that originate from a company and may be carried out within it. In the third and fourth semesters, students can extend their engagement with a company so as to earn most of their credits in this context. The company could also be the student’s own start-up company within the framework of our business incubator.


    During the third semester, students may choose to study at a university outside Denmark, to extend a company engagement, or to study at AU Herning or another Danish university.


    Teaching at AU Herning combines theory and practice. Teaching is conducted as a combination of traditional tutorials, teamwork, individual study, and empirical investigations using observation and interviews.


    AU Herning campus is an excellent environment in which to build a social life. There is modern accommodation for 400 students.


    Graduates in Technology Based Business Development are typically employed as product and innovation managers, project managers, business developers, and technical sales managers.


    • Management of Technology (10 ECTS)
    • Methods and Approaches to Technology in Enterprises (5 ETCS)
    • Company Project 1(10 ECTS)
    • TechnologySpecialisation 1(5 ECTS)


    • Organizing, Human Resources and Innovation (10 ECTS)
    • Business Strategy, Technology and Innovation (5 ECTS)
    • Company Project 2(10 ECTS)
    • TechnologicalSpecialisation 2(5 ECTS)


    • Course of study at AU Herning (25 ECTS)
    • Course of study at a foreign university (25 ETCS)
    • Courses in technology based business development at another Danish educational institution (25 ECTS)
    • The above combined with project course in a company or associated with research activity (25 ECTS)
    • TechnologySpecialisation 3(5 ECTS)
    • The project can be carried out as an implementation project or as a technology course

    University requirements

    You apply online through the Aarhus University self service system. To be able to apply online, you first have to create a self service account. Once you have created your account and logged on the self service system, please select the option "Application form for free movers (non-exchange)".

    Please be aware that you need to start your application within 24 hours of creating the self service account.

    To best prepare your application, it is important to understand the structure and the different locations of Aarhus University. Aarhus University has three different campuses (located in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup) and is divided into four faculties, which are subdivided into 26 departments.

    Remember when choosing courses that you may only take courses at one location and within one faculty. You may not choose courses at more than two different departments. 

    It is important that you have a relevant academic background for the courses that you apply for. You must have taken courses at your home university within the specific subject field you have applied to in order to be accepted to any of the departments. 

    EU students can sign up for 5 ECTS to 30 ECTS during a semester. To obtain a study and work permit, students from outside the EU/EEA have to study 30 ECTS in total (20 ECTS at one department). If you choose courses at more than one department, it is important that you choose at least 20 ECTS at one department. Students applying for courses at Aarhus BSS, should only apply for courses at one department.

    At the application form, you can apply for housing as well, if needed.

    Documents to be attached with your online application:

    You will be required to attach the following documents to your application:

    • Official transcript of records from your home university (must be in pdf format and must be in English!)
    • Copy/Scan of passport
    • Transcripts from bachelor studies (for master students only)

    Students applying to Aarhus BSS only: Students must upload a letter confirming that they will be able to transfer credits from Aarhus University to a degree at the home institution. If you cannot provide this documentation, you will be assessed according to the admission requirements of the relevant degree programme(s). Students can complete and upload this template or a similar document from the home university.  

    Processing times and notification

    You will be informed approximately six weeks prior to semester start whether you meet the prerequisites to be enrolled in the requested courses. However, as enrolment in courses for free mover students is dependent on available space in the relevant courses, you will not receive final confirmation about course enrolment until approximately two weeks prior to semester start. If there is space left in the courses, you will receive a notification about this and an invoice. Only after the invoice has been paid in full, will you receive a Letter of Enrolment and be enrolled in the requested courses. Please be aware that due to this procedure, Aarhus University cannot guarantee that free mover students will be admitted and enrolled in courses by semester start. 

    Program requirements

    To enter the programme, a bachelor level in engineering or a technical bachelors degree with a minimum of 15 ECTS in business development or innovation is required. Otherwise, an intensive introduction course during the first month parallel to the study is offered.In general, admission to a Masters degree programme taught in English requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelors degree in level and contents. The admission requirements for a specific Master"s programme are stated in the academic regulations of the programme in question.The Danish Agency for International Education provides assessments of non-Danish degrees, diplomas and certificates and information about international recognition of qualifications. The assessment offered by the Danish Agency for International Education (previously CIRIUS) is a brief statement saying what your foreign qualification corresponds to in Denmark: Which educational level and, if possible, which field of education.A pre-assessment of your foreign Bachelor"s degree made by the Danish Agency for International Education will improve your application. However, the decision regarding admission to specific Master"s programmes is made by Aarhus University in accordance with the academic regulations.Language requirementsAll applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an "English B level" in the Danish upper secondary school ("high school"). English language qualifications comparable to an "English B level" in Denmark can be documented as follows:TOEFL test results of at least 560 (paper-based) or 83 (internet-based test). The AU Herning TOEFL code is 8607.IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.5 pointsCambridge/Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)C1 level obtained by examination from a CEFR validated English language courseEnglish-taught entrance examination (upper secondary school/high school) or Bachelors degree. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83
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