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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK

STUDY PROGRAMMES Engineering Science


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Engineering Electronics (BEng) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Electronics (BSc) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Global Management and Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Innovation and Business . . . . . . . 12 Mechatronics (BEng) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Mechatronics (BSc) . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Product Development and Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Engineering Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Environmental Engineering . . . . 24 Innovation and Business . . . . . . . 26 Mechatronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Operations Management . . . . . . . 30 Physics and Technology . . . . . . . . 32 Product Development and Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Robot Systems (Advanced Robotics Technology/ Drone Technology) . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Software Engineering . . . . . . . . . . 38

Science Applied Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . 42 Biochemistry and Molecular biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Computational Biomedicine . . . 50 Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Medical Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

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If it is robots, screws and electronics that interest you, a degree programme in engineering at SDU will be right up your street. At the same time, you can develop your CV with an international experience at a university with state-of-the-art­ resources and strong worldwide connections!


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ENGINEERING

Electronics (BEng) As an Electronic Engineer you will be able to design and develop electronic equipment for vehicles, industrial systems, energy control systems, and autonomous systems.

Bachelor Bachelor of Engineering

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Mr Ib Christensen ic@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

You will learn how to develop consumer electronics, amplifiers, and electronics for medical equipment and robots. You will learn about analogue and digital electronics, as well as the use of modelling and simulation tools as part of the development process. You will also learn how to develop advanced software skills to be ready to take on jobs in both Danish and foreign companies. As an engineer, you must able to cooperate with many different engineers and other stakeholders. Therefore, you should also be able to communicate your knowledge and results. During this degree, your skills teamwork and communication will be strengthened through your participation in project work. The programme has the following semester structure: 1 Discover the Electronic Development Process 2 Build Industrial Electronics 3 Develop Intelligent Dynamic Electronic Systems 4 Develop Systems with Signal Processing and Power Electronics

5 Experts in Teams, Digital Interfacing and Reliable Systems 6 Internship 7 Final project

Career Opportunities

In general, electronic engineers work as developers, consultants and project managers, with a focus on electronics equipment and products. With a BEng in Electronics, you will be able to pursue a career in any of these areas.

Admission

The Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics requires an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or an equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics – Danish A-level • Physics – Danish B-level • Chemistry - Danish C-level or Biotechnology – Danish A-level • English – Danish B-level (English language requirement)


SDU is equipped with state-ofthe-art laboratory facilities. Here we see postdoc Elodie Destouesse working on organic and hybrid solar cells at our Campus in Sønderborg


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ENGINEERING

Electronics (BSc) As an Electronic Engineer, you will be able to design and develop electronic equipment for vehicles, industrial systems, energy control systems, and autonomous systems.

Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Mr Ib Christensen ic@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

You will learn how to develop consumer electronics, amplifiers, and electronics for medical equipment and robots. You will learn about analogue and digital electronics, as well as the use of modelling and simulation tools as part of the development process. You will also learn how to develop advanced software skills to be ready to take on jobs in both Danish and foreign companies. As an engineer, you must able to cooperate with many different engineers and other stakeholders. Therefore, you should also be able to communicate your knowledge and results. During this degree, your skills teamwork and communication will be strengthened through your participation in project work. The programme has the following semester structure: 1 Discover the Electronic Development Process. 2 Build Industrial Electronics 3 Develop Intelligent Dynamic Electronic Systems 4 Develop Systems with Signal Processing and Power Electronics

5 Experts in Teams, Digital Interfacing and Reliable Systems 6 Bachelor Project and further specialization

Career Opportunities

In general, electronic engineers work as developers, consultants, and project m ­ anagers, with a focus on ­electronics equipment and products. With a BSc in Electronics, you will be able to pursue a career in any of these areas.

Admission

The Bachelor of Science Electronics requires an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or an equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics – Danish A-level • Physics – Danish B-level • Chemistry - Danish C-level or Biotechnology – Danish A-level • English – Danish B-level (English language requirement)


You will have numerous opportunities to work together with businesses during your studies as part of semester projects, practical assignments, engineering internship or Bachelor thesis projects.


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Global Management and Manufacturing With globalisation, companies have to change their strategic focus from local manufacturing to the management of global manufacturing networks. As a GMM engineer, your future role will be as a key player in the development and coordination of future manufacturing processes.

Bachelor Bachelor of Engineering

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Tom Sterobo tos@iti.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

The study programme focuses on global business development. Management of the global manufacturing network, supply chain management, and cultural understanding, combined with the development of personal learning are key focus areas for Global Management and Manufacturing. The main content of the study programme can be grouped into four main themes: • Supply Chain Management – Production and Operations Management • Business Management • International Orientation and Cultural Understanding • Personal skills The programme emphasises project-based learning in teams. This prepares students for industry, where the project work is highly important, and is becoming increasingly prevalent. This is a seven-semester programme, including a fivemonth internship at a foreign or Danish company and a final fivemonth project, which you will

undertake in cooperation with a company.

General structure of the programme:

The programme is generally thematically structured in semesters as follows: 1 Global Supply Chains 2 Planning and Managing Company Processes 3 Executing Manufacturing Strategy 4 Improving the Performance of Global Supply Chains 5 Specialization / International 6 Internship 7 Final project

Career Opportunities

With this degree, you will have a range of job opportunities – both in Denmark and abroad. You could, for example, be employed as project manager, or a technical manager or planner at an international company where you could also be in charge of the development of a global production network. You will also be qualified to continue your education on a Master of Science in


Engineering degree or a Master of Science in Business Economics degree. Several projects are made in close cooperation with the industry. The University of Southern Denmark has a major network of industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. These partnerships create joint research and development projects – as well as oppourtunities for students when they are to embark on their five-month engineering internship at a company.

Admission

The Bachelor of Engineering in Global Management and Manufacturing requires an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or an equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics – Danish B-level • Physics – Danish B-level • English – Danish B-level In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Utku, Turkey Why SDU? We are more like friends with the teachers and have plenty of opportunities to discuss any disagreements we may have with them. Lectures are project-oriented and we learn by doing, especially through our mistakes. Now I have lots of great friends from all around the world. It’s perfect.


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Innovation and Business Imagine a study programme that emphasises creativity, technology, business know-how and entrepreneurship just as much as physics, chemistry, and mathematics, and a programme where you can test new ideas and theories about industry. That study programme is Innovation and Business.

Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Ms Marianne Stenger, mas@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

The overall objective of Innovation and Business is to enable graduates to create and realise ideas and new products, based on both sound engineering and business knowledge. You will acquire skills that can be applied both in existing businesses and in the creation of your own new business. The study programme enables you to handle everything from exploring and discovering new ideas to planning, managing, and realising business concepts of your own. You will the following competencies: • Basic creativity and innovation management skills, which allow the generation, evaluation, selection, and realisation of product and business ideas. • Basic skills in mechanical, electrical, and mechatronical engineering – and the interplay between these disciplines • Knowledge of business administration to manage and administer innovative projects in a company

• Competencies in product development techniques, project management, and other methods, as well as social competencies which will also enable you to start your own business. A bachelor degree in Innovation and Business qualifies you to continue your studies for a Master of Science in Engineering degree.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Innovation and Business, you will typically be employed as a business development engineer or as a project manager. You will be qualified for jobs such as: • Business development Engineer / manager • Technical project manager • Sales and procurement engineer • International product manager • Innovation manager • Entrepreneur • Consultant • Researcher


Collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and local businesses means you can write your bachelor project in cooperation with a company.

Admission

The Bachelor of Science Innovation and Business requires an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or an equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics - Danish A-level • Physics - Danish B-level • English - Danish B-level In addition, documentation may be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.

Mohsin Raza, Why SDU? I am happy that there are so many different nationalities represented on campus, you canlearn a lot from people from other cultures. I have only been here for two months, but I have already learned a lot. For example, we do not address the elderly or teachers by their first name where I come from, so that has taken a little bit of getting used to.


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Mechatronics (BEng) Profitable? Marketable? Usable? This programme turns you into a hands-on decision-maker who ensures that the entire production process works – including the final product.

Bachelor Bachelor of Engineering

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Mr Lars Duggen duggen@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

This programme combines science with business, enabling you to manage technology, design, and people, while optimising production methods. You will make decisions across an entire organisation. Thus, a mechatronics engineer is able to think holistically and to participate in a company’s development, focusing on technical, business, and social matters. The programme provides you with broad engineering-related knowledge through basic courses in mechanics, electronics, programming, mathematics, and physics. You will also gain insight into marketing, design, and manufacturing. Part of the teaching is carried out together with other engineering study programmes at the university campus in Sønderborg. In this programme, you can choose to focus on Mechatronics Engineering, or you can specialize in either Mechanical engineering, Electronics

engineering, or Embedded systems engineering. Each of the seven semesters has a specific theme and structure: 1 Discover Mechatronics 2 Build Mechatronics 3 Develop Mechatronics 4 Construct Mechatronics/ Mechanics/Electronics/ Embedded Systems 5 Experts in Teams 6 Internship 7 Final project The programme consists of lectures and project work with other students and industry as well as an internship lasting a full semester, where you will work on a real-life project for a company.

Career Opportunities

The focus of the programme is product development. This opens up job opportunities in companies in the area of the development and sales of mechatronic systems. With your broad basic knowledge and your core competences as a mechatronics engineer, you will be able to perform a range of tasks in the company.


Typical jobs for mechatronics engineers: • Development engineer • Technical project manager • Customer service / consultancy • Project sales • Research and Teaching

Admission

The Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics requires an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or an equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics – Danish A-level • Physics – Danish B-level • Chemistry - Danish C-level or Biotechnology – Danish A-level • English – Danish B-level (English language requirement)

The faculty of Engineering at SDU has adopted a student-centered approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams.


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Mechatronics (BSc) Mobile phones, iPods, cars and digital cameras – most people know how to use them, but it takes a lot of work before they reach the consumer. It takes an engineer to combine the necessary mechanics, electronics, and software – the mechatronics engineer!

Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Mr Lars Duggen duggen@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

Visit any home in Europe, and you will find several mechatronic products – intelligent products combining electronic, mechanical, and software solutions. From music systems and video players to digital cameras and DVD players, mechatronic products are developing at such a speed that industry requires engineers who can work fast across a range of disciplines. With a degree in mechatronics, you will be able to develop advanced industrial products from the concept stage to product launch.Therefore, you will learn to combine mechanics with technologies involving electronics and software. You will work extensively on team projects with fellow students with backgrounds in marketing, design, manufacturing, and logistics. On the Bachelor programme, you can choose to focus on Mechatronics engineering, or you can specialize in either Mechanical engineering,

Electronics engineering, or Embedded systems engineering. Each of the six semesters has a specific theme and structure: 1 Discover Mechatronics 2 Build Mechatronics 3 Develop Mechatronics 4 Construct Mechatronics/ Mechanics, Electronics/ Embedded Systems 5 Experts in Teams 6 Bachelor Project

Career Opportunities With a degree in Mechatronics, you will typically attract companies that develop intelligent products with advanced technologies.

You will be qualified for jobs such as: • Development engineer, e.g. with managerial responsibility • Project manager • Specialist in specific technologies • Consultant or customer adviser • Project salesperson • Teacher • Researcher at universities in Denmark or abroad


• Entrepreneur with your own company.

Admission

The Bachelor of Science – Mechatronics requires the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or the equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics - Danish A-level • English - Danish B-level (English language requirement) • And one of the following combinations: • Physics - Danish B-level + Chemistry - Danish C-level • Physics - Danish B-level + Biotechnology - Danish A-level • Geoscience - Danish A-level + Chemistry - Danish C-level


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Product Development and Innovation Do you have business know-how and technical flair? With a degree in Product Development and Innovation (PDI) you will use both.

Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Ms Charlotte Nelann Rabjerg cnra@iti.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Companies worldwide need product developers with engineering competencies and business know-how. When companies employ entrepreneurial engineers with technical skills their products will have a better chance of becoming a success. The bachelor degree enables you to work as a problem solver through the entire product development process. You can get a challenging career in innovative areas such as: • Product development • Strategic marketing • Global manufacturing • Sales at an international level.

Combining technology and business knowhow The interdisciplinarity of the programme ensures that you will be able to manage the entire manufacturing process – from idea to final product. You will be able to see the potential of new technology and know how to turn it into business. You could, for example, work with:

• Advanced household products • Health care products such as aids for the elderly or disabled • New sports and playground products • Industrial products. The bachelor programme is a three-year programme and each semester has a theme such as e.g. Creativity and idea development and From concept to design. After the first three years you study for two years at master level to get the full MSc in Engineering degree. Here you choose one of tre academic profiles: • Product Value Creation • Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Development • Sustainable Product Development. You could, for example, choose to work with value creation in products or in product development processes in a global context, or with the development of new products where you include users and customers along the way.

Career Opportunities With a degree in Product Development and Innovation,


you will, among other things, be able to work with project management in all areas of product development in both international and Danish companies. You will be qualified for jobs such as: • Project manager • Product developer • Product planner • Business developer • Coordinator in innovation and idea development • Market research analyst • Developer of global supply chains. With your choice of specialisation, you will play an active part in shaping the direction of your future career. You could choose: • A general management profile • A specialisation in marketing • Management of technical product innovation • Management of product manufacturing in global networks.

Admission

The Bachelor of Science - Product Development and Innovation requires an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or an equivalent foreign qualifying examination. Furthermore, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Mathematics - Danish A-level • Physics - Danish B-level • English - Danish B-level (English language req.) • Chemistry - Danish C-level

Sergey Latvia The teachers are mostly nice and kind. We have a lot of practical projects, workshops and lab exercises. The study environment is perfect – you have everything you need for study and research work.


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Chemistry Become an expert chemical engineer and improve everyday lives. This programme enables you to put the theory behind chemistry, biotechnology, and environmental technology into practice.

Master Master of Science in Engineering

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Ms Lene Pedersen, lp@kbm.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Chemical and pharmaceutical products are part of our everyday lives. We need chemical engineers to coordinate research, development and production of all these products. Moreover, society demands knowledge about how to save energy in chemical production and how to use bio-waste as an energy source. This programme enables you to work as an expert chemical engineer, a researcher, and within a range of areas in the chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical industries. This programme gives you the choice between one of four specialisations: • Biotechnology and biorefining: i.e. technical microbiology and reactor engineering, advanced natural product chemistry, and methods for isolation and characterisation of metabolites, protein chemistry, and biorefinery and biomass. • Functional Materials: i.e. material chemistry, chemical metallurgy and corrosion, and methods for

the characterisation of solid substances. • Chemical Process Engineering: e.g. advanced separation techniques (membrane processes, alternative distillation schemes, crystallization techniques), catalysis engineering and modelling • Eco-efficient Engineering: e.g. environmental system analysis, e­ co-innovation of systems, products, and water technology. The first three semesters of the programme consist of coursework with theoretical and laboratory work, while the last semester comprises of an independent research project which leads onto a Master’s thesis. The research for the Master’s thesis can be carried out with the University of Southern Denmark or in collaboration with an industrial company or an academic institution, which may be situated either in Denmark or abroad.


Career opportunities

Chemical Engineers will typically be employed in the chemical industry, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, in environmental governance, or in laboratories. Here, you will be responsible for research, development, production, analyses, and environmental and quality assurance. You will also be qualified for consultancy work and project management in chemical, environmental, and biotechnological industries.

Admission

A Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical or Bioprocess Engineering is typically required. Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above. In addition, documentation may be required to verify the standard of your English proficiency.

Dominika Poland What do you gain from studying abroad? In my opinion, studying in Denmark provides opportunities for personal growth. The Danish educational system is designed to promote creativity, innovation, and analytical and critical thinking. My decision to go to Denmark has definitely been the best in my life.


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Electronics With an MSc in Engineering – Electronics, you will gain skills in power electronics and embedded systems, and a combination of the two disciplines.

Master Master of Science in Engineering

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Ms Emilie Kauffeldt Wegener ekw@mmmi.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Virtually all electronics today contain power electronics and embedded systems in one form or another, and this trend is on the rise, with future products and production becoming increasingly intelligent and energy-efficient. This means that more and more electronics are based on power electronics, embedded systems, and control technology. There is therefore a demand for electronic engineers with expertise in these fields. You will be educated in three disciplines: • Power electronics The world’s collective energy consumption is soaring, which has led to an increased focus on the need to convert energy production from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy – for example in the form of solar and wind energy. Power electronics is the key to new sustainable energy solutions. • Embedded systems Embedded systems are found in nearly all electronic equipment and

smart solutions. To add to future product and service intelligence, electronic systems are also embedded. Embedded systems are found everywhere, and are used in all market sectors such as energy, medicine, environment, agriculture, communication, entertainment, textiles, transport, logistics, chemistry, food, and materials. • Integrated application In order to integrate the use of power electronics and embedded systems, it is necessary to design a unique control system for each device. This integrated application of power electronics and function control in the form of embedded systems is a prerequisite for the development and optimisation of a sustainable future with intelligent products.

Career Opportunities Since power electronics and embedded systems play a central role in the energy development of the products and services of the future, this degree offers


many career possibilities in many different areas – both in Denmark and abroad. Examples of jobs you can do with an MSc in Engineering - Electronics: • Project leader of development projects • Research and development engineer • Technical manager • Consultant • Entrepreneur

Admission

You will need a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Robot Systems, or Physics and Technology. Other applicants with a similar Bachelor’s degree will be considered if their academic qualifications correspond with the Bachelor degree mentioned above and may be accepted based on an individual assessment. See programme webpage for more information. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.


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Environmental Engineering Over the course of time, man has performed wonders when it comes to technological development and growth in prosperity. However, this has had a great impact on the world’s natural resources, and at the same time, we face a massive imact from climate change – a challenge society urgently needs to address.

Master Master of Science in Engineering

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Ms Birgitte L. Sørensen, bls@kbm.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

This Master programme in Environmental Engineering will help you find your way to becoming a player in creating a sustainable future! You will become a specialist in environmental system analysis, the environment, and resource efficiency of systems, products, and technologies. Your future job opportunities could be as an environmental expert in the creation of new and more sustainable solutions in industry, consultancies, civil authorities, or in research institutions. The first and second semesters comprise mainly course and project-based learning, including the most recent knowledge in the disciplines of Life Cycle Assessment and System Analysis, Global Environmental Challenges, Design for the Environment, Resource savings by Process Integration, and Waste Management and Material Flow Analysis and Urban water Management. The third and fourth semesters are more individualised and include

project work closely associated to our research activities. During the third semester, there is the possibility for a period of study abroad. The fourth semester is for your thesis. Possible elective courses for the academic profile are in Ecoefficient Engineering: Advanced LCA, LCA of bio systems & bio resources, Material Flow Analysis of Waste Management Systems, Solid Waste processing and Recycling, Industrial Ecology/Industrial symbiosis, Environmental and Health and Safety Management.

Career Opportunities

The Danish environmental sector is experiencing an increasing demand for employees with knowledge of both environmental biology and environmental chemistry, as well as of technological solutions. Danish companies also undertake many environmental tasks abroad. With a Master’s degree, you will be qualified for jobs such as the following:


• Project worker or manager in consulting engineering companies • Consultant in local and regional governments • Caseworker in public administration • Engineer in environmental or development departments.

Admission

You will need a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering to be accepted for this programme. Other applicants with a similar Bachelor’s degree will be considered their academic qualifications correspond with the Bachelor degree mentioned above and may be accepted based on an individual assessment. In addition, documentation may be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.

Melissa Germany Do you get enough help from teachers? The teachers at SDU are very helpful and do their best to support you on any matter. Talking to them on a firstname basis makes it often easier to ask questions and also to discuss different opinions on a topic.


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Innovation and Business Can you turn innovation into a successful business? Combine your interests in technology, innovation, and business with this programme.

Master Master of Science in Engineering

sdu.dk/msc-innovation

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Ms Marianne Stenger, mas@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

You need more than just a good idea to launch a new product – you need technical knowledge and business expertise. This programme combines innovation, business knowledge and entrepreneurship with engineering and research methods. You will learn how to create and market products based on a sound knowledge of engineering, combined with user knowledge. Whether you dream of working in an existing business, or starting your own, we provide you with the fundamental principles of product and service development. This study programme will provide you with skills that are in high demand in industry. At the same time, the programme provides you with relevant competencies if you, as an entrepreneur, want to start your own company. You will have the opportunity to specialise and get hands-on experience in, for example:

• Innovation management and scientific methods • Entrepreneurship and project management • Design and creativity • Company administration and management • Development of mechatronic products • Development and manufacturing of mechanical products • Development of intelligent electronic products.

Career Opportunities

Whether you want to start your own business or become a manager in the private or public sector, a degree in Innovation & Business will provide a good foundation for your future career. You will be qualified for jobs such as the following: • Business development Engineer / manager • Technical project manager • Sales and procurement engineer • International product manager • Innovation manager • Entrepreneur • Consultant • Researcher.


Admission

1. A Bachelor’s degree in Innovation & Business 2. A Bachelor’s degree in Product Development and Innovation 3. A Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design. 4. A Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics. Applicants with a similar Bachelor’s degree will be considered if their academic qualifications correspond with the Bachelor degrees mentioned above. A Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics and a BEng in Mechatronics from the University of Southern Denmark also qualifies for admission to the programme. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Agata Poland The best thing about studying Innovation and Business is that you get both a business and engineering perspective, which is of much value in your future career. There are also a lot of projects, mostly done in cooperation with companies, which means that we are solving real problems, and not just learning theory.


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Mechatronics Can you think innovatively, act practically, and lead a development process from start to finish? This programme gives you in-depth knowledge about mechatronics – a step towards realising your ideas!

Master Master of Science in Engineering

sdu.dk/msc-mechatronics

/facultyofengineering

Mr Lars Duggen duggen@mci.sdu.dk

Campus Sønderborg

Sønderborg

Society relies on mechatronics – intelligent products combining electronic, mechanical and software solutions. This programme enables you to design and develop high-tech mechatronic products for a market in constant change; with consumers who demand smaller, faster and more flexible products. You will act as a trouble-shooter across disciplines, identifying problems and optimising production. With technical know-how and leadership skills, you can transform product ideas into practical solutions for everyday life. The Master programme is based on two blocks: a compulsory block called Advanced Mechatronics and Scientific Methods, and a specialisation where you can choose between four academic specialisations: • Devices and Microtechnology: You will work with a variety of sensor technologies using micrometer scale development methods. • Cyber Physical Systems: You will work with mechatronics and dynamical

systems as well as related control strategies, including artificial neural networks. • Embedded Systems: Embedded systems concerns both digital electronics (Hardware) as well as Software with focus on autonomous/ intelligent systems. • Power Electronics: You will specialise in the research of analysing, modelling and developing Power Electronics in a mechatronic context. You will become part of a project-based and problem-based study environment where you will work in project groups. You and your fellow students will be responsible for planning and carrying out the project, and for meeting deadlines. Usually, we receive project outlines from companies in industry, which emphasises that the problems you will solve are ‘real-world’ problems. The last semester is devoted to the Master’s thesis, which will typically be carried out at, or in cooperation with an industrial company.


Career Opportunities

Graduates become attractive partners for industry as well as for the research sector. With a Master’s degree in Mechatronics, you will be qualified for jobs such as the following: • Development engineer, e.g. with managerial responsibility • Project manager • Specialist in specific technologies • Consultant or customer adviser • Project salesperson • Teacher • Researcher at universities in Denmark or abroad • Entrepreneur with your own company.

Admission

A Bachelor’s degree in Electronic, Mechanical, or Mechatronics engineering. Applicants with a similar Bachelor’s degree may be considered if their academic qualifications correspond with the Bachelor degrees mentioned above. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

There are many good reasons to get a student job related to your field of study: - Regular wages - Student jobs increases the job opportunities - You improve your study skills - A strong network


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Operations Management Learn to carry out and lead complex development projects at the strategic and operational levels. You will be able to gain an overview of a situation and implement solutions that optimally combine process technologies and production and supply chain solutions within a complex and turbulent market environment.

Master Master of Science in Engineering

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Ms Charlotte Nelann Rabjerg cnra@iti.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

In the first semester, you will have courses in: Manufacturing Systems and Philosophies, Modularization and platform design, Advanced quality management, Operations Management Methods, as well as a course specific to your choice of specialisation. You can choose to specialise in either Production Technology or Global Supply Chain Development. The second semester will comprise of: Information Technology and Support Technologies, Sustainability, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, a project, as well as a course specific to your choice of specialization. In the third semester of the programme, you will take courses on Knowledge Management for Engineers and From Innovation to operation. The rest of the courses is dedicated to your choice of specialization and electives. The fourth semester is for your thesis.

Production Technology If you choose to specialise in production technology, you will gain a deep knowledge of automation, and can be responsible for the implementation and running of automated processes, for example.

You will learn how production facilities can be relocated to other parts of the country or the world, and you can plan, organise, and implement any given production in the most efficient way.

Global Supply Chain Development

By specialising in Global Supply Chain Development, you will be qualified to lead and carry out complex supply chain development processes from start to finish. You will be a specialist in designing targeted supply chain solutions that get the best out of the global conditions under which the company operates. At the same time, you will also be able to combine new technologies with the right people in order to optimise both production and flexibility.


Career Opportunities

Your career opportunities will depend on which educational direction you choose. If you choose Production Technology, you will typically be employed in a business’s production engineering departments. If you choose Global Supply Chain Development, you will typically find employment within supplies, sourcing, or distribution. With a MSc in Engineering Operations Management, you will also be able to start your own business.

Admission

You will need a Bachelor’s degree in Global Management and Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering and Management. Applicants with similar degrees will be considered if their academic qualifications correspond with the competencies of those mentioned above. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

As a student in engineering at SDU you study in teams, and carry out projects in collaboration with Danish industry. This is increasing your chances of getting a job in Denmark.


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Physics and Technology Discover the secrets of optics, sensors, and nanotechnology and open the door to a wealth of possibilities in industry, technology, and society.

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Mr René Lynge Eriksen, rle@iti.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

The leap between research and the realisation of new products is steadily becoming smaller. Furthermore, high added-value technology is becoming the key to success in a globalised world. Therefore, companies operating on the cutting edge of technology need candidates who are capable of combining a solid theoretical background in physics with practical experience in state-of-the art technologies within interdisciplinary projects. During your studies you will find the answer to why and how technology works – and you will use that knowledge for future scientific and technological developments, with potential applications ranging from information communication technologies, such as mobile phones, computers and internet, to bio-chemical and molecular sensing. In this programme you gain specialized knowledge within: Optics, signal processing, sensors and nano technology. Optics is the science of light and colour. Especially during the past thirty years, optics has developed

rapidly. The most significant reason for ‘optical revolution’ is the invention and development of the many different lasers which are on the market today. The primary focus of the programme is the interaction between light and materials, nanophysics, sensors, nanotechnology, spectroscopy nanooptics and plasmonics.

Career Opportunities

You will gain substantial knowledge in technology, engineering physics and natural sciences and mathematics, combined with strong interpersonal and communication skills. With a Master degree in Physics and Technology you will be qualified for work in: • Research • Development • Technological aspects of business development • Consultancies • Project management


Admission

A Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Electronical Engineering, or Power Engineering, provided your academic qualifications correspond with those of a Bachelor in Physics and Technology from the University of Southern Denmark. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Frank Germany Career path? I have been lucky to be offered my dream job at Endress+Hauser in Stuttgart. At the job interview, I experienced that there is a great respect for the quality of Danish education. They were very impressed that hands-on work is such a big part of the programme.


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Product Development and Innovation Want to combine business, innovation and technology? With this Master degree, you will become a highly qualified innovator and developer of products and ideas, with comprehensive engineering knowledge and a good business understanding.

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Ms Charlotte Nelann Rabjerg cnra@iti.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Product development teams across the world need innovators with engineering expertise and business know-how. This programme enables you to work as a troubleshooter throughout the entire development process. Moreover, with specialist knowledge in your chosen area, you will be able to build your own business or develop new business areas in existing global companies. This interdisciplinary study programme has a special emphasis on the interaction of technology and social sciences with the surrounding world.

Choose between three specialisations: • Product Value Creation: This will focus on value creation in products and global product development processes. The development of new products with the inclusion of the user (and user interaction) and customer needs is also an important element of the study programme.

• Sustainable Product Development: By 2017, it is estimated that we will generate electronic waste corresponding to 11 Giza Pyramids every year, and this goes for a lot of other product categories too. As a Sustainable Product Developer, you will learn how to combine your knowledge within product development, business and sustainability, to enable you to develop new products with less environmental impact during their entire lifecycle. • Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Development: You will learn how to incubate a technology company using the latest theories and a hands-on approach, or how to grow a new business area in an established company.

Career Opportunities This programme gives you a range of career opportunities, both in Denmark and abroad. You may also choose to continue onto a 3-year research programme which leads up to a


Ph.D. For those who will graduate with with an MSc, there is also the opportunity to undertake a business research programme which is conducted in close collaboration with a company where you will be employed.

Admission

A Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Design, Mechanical Engineering, Innovation and Business, or Product Development and Innovation. Applicants with a similar Bachelor’s degree will be considered if their academic qualifications correspond with the competencies of the Bachelor degrees mentioned above. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Luca Italy Do you get enough help from teachers? Teachers are really helpful and they’re always there for you, both during and outside the classes. They respond very quickly to emails and you can always ask them for a meeting in their office.


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Robot Systems (Advanced Robotics Technology/Drone Technology) Choose the Master programme in Robot Systems if you want to work with, and research the technology of the future!

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Mr Ole Dolriis, od@mmmi.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

As an MSc student in Engineering in Robot Systems, you will take part in the development of drones and robot systems. For example, you will be able to develop robots with artificial intelligence that can reciognise different people and adapt to their needs - in hospitals, in industry, and in private homes. You may also choose to specialise in working with drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) which can inspect buildings, help with agriculture, deliver post, or find people who have been injured in natural disasters. The first semester of the programme is a common semester for all Masters students in Robot Systems. You will learn the theory and then get to put into practice core robotics knowledge in kinematics, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, and computer vision. This will provide all students with a common and broad foundation which qualifies them for many different jobs, regardless of their specialisation. The next

two semesters will focus on your chosen specialisation in Advanced Robotics Technology or Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology. The last semester is dedicated to the Master’s thesis. You get the control to choose the subject yourself, and it will typically be carried out with one of the research groups at SDU and/or in cooperation with an industrial company.

Career Opportunities Computer technology is the foundation of all modern companies, and with rapidly growing technological development, the need for qualified employees with deep knowledge of robot and drone technology is increasing. You will be qualified for jobs in the fields of: • Robot systems and drone systems • Embedded systems • Programming and software engineering • Artificial intelligence • Industrial automation


Admission

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Robotics or a similar field of study will be considered, provided they have the following academic competencies: • Basic knowledge in - Software engineering - Object oriented programming - A nalog and digital electronics - V HDL and FPGA microprocessors, hardware, and software • Basic knowledge in mathematics relevant to robotics: - Numerical methods - Differential and integral calculus - Linear algebra - Probability and statistics - Symbolic manipulation on a computer (e.g. Mathematica) Students who do not have qualifications in some of the above areas can be offered extra teaching such as lectures, instructor lessons and/or papers to the extent that, with an extra effort, they can complete the common core courses of the first semester to the same level as the other students. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Adriane Spain Why SDU? During my Erasmus period here I enjoyed the experience so much that I got the motivation I needed to apply for a Master’s degree here. I think staying here was the best choice I could ever have made. At SDU, you have access to everything you need, and that makes people try new things by investigating and researching interesting topics much more.


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Software Engineering Develop software from user-oriented and societal perspectives for a global market where cultural understanding and knowledge of local standards and conditions are crucial for success.

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Ms Sofie Birch sbirch@mmmi.sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Through the programme, you will learn how to develop stateof-the-art software products and services, as well as how to improve products and services already in use today. You will be taught how technology is best used to develop efficient solutions not only from a technological viewpoint, but also from a user’s perspective. On the first two semesters of the master programme, you will learn about advanced software system design, modelling, technologies, internet of things, and data science. In the third semester, you will study Innovative Software Solutions, and alongside that, you can choose either to start on your Master’s thesis, have an in-company period, or study elective subject areas. The final semester is devoted to the Master’s thesis. You will be part of a study-based and collaborative learning

environment in which you work in project teams. You and your fellow students will be responsible for planning and implementing the project. As an engineering student, you will enter an informal and inspiring study environment where it is easy to make new friends. In short, learning becomes fun!

Career Opportunities

Software is part of many aspects of our daily life, and it is embedded in computers, TVs, smartphones, the internet, cars, buildings, energy solutions, trains, and stoves, for example. That means that software engineers will have career opportunities in many different sectors both in Denmark, as well as abroad. This education gives you a number of career opportunities. For example, you could get a job as an IT systems architect, software developer, mobile application developer, system consultant, software quality engineer, or IT strategy manager.


Admission

A Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or equivalent allows you admission to this programme. The required knowledge areas are Software Engineering and Programming, including projects, Operation Systems, Network and Distributed Programming, Interaction and Interaction Design, Organization and Management, Discrete Mathematics, Database Design and Programming, Algorithms and Data structures, and Statistics. In addition, documentation may be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.

Maria Spain Why SDU? My teachers during my Bachelor told me that it’s a really good university. That it’s more practical, not just theoretical, and that I am going to learn a lot of new things. They were right! We have a lot of team work here. There are more projects and less theory. It’s great when you go to class and the teacher is really close to you – the contact is very familiar, you know, like the teacher is a friend.


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SCI ENCE


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If you are interested in the origins of life, if you want to develop biotechnology, or like to learn about the natural world, then the facilities and leading international specialists in Science at SDU will guide and inspire your curiosity


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SCIENCE

Applied Mathematics Do you want to be a problem solver? Would you like to learn to utilise advanced mathematical tools and computers to model, analyse, and solve complex problems in business or research?

Master Master of Science

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

An applied mathematician is often motivated by a problem outside the realm of mathematics. They are capable of employing and building on the mathematical tools that have helped shape modern society.

The 60 ECTS Master’s thesis gives you plenty of time to specialise in a topic within applied mathematics. The thesis is carried out with a supervisor and it is concluded with an oral presentation.

An applied mathematician can: • Comprehend a complex problem • Make a credible model of the problem • Analyse and calculate the implications of a model • Implement computer-based modelling algorithms.

Career Opportunities

This programme has no mandatory courses, meaning that it is highly flexible and that students can forge their own path which is tailored exactly to their interests. In addition, there are 30 ECTS of elective courses where you can choose between any Master course within the sciences. The programme contains a period where it is possible to take an internship, go abroad on exchange, or to specialise by following elective courses.

Today, computer simulations have become an indispensable tool in research, to increase our understanding of nature, as well as in the design and development of industrial services and products. As an applied mathematician, you will work with computer simulations of challenging and complex phenomena, with job openings in many different kinds of private businesses, as well as universities and other research institutions. As for mathematicians in general, unemployment among applied mathematicians is virtually unknown. The Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics aims towards employment in the private business sector or at research institutions.


It is common for applied mathematics projects to be completed on behalf of or in collaboration with companies. If you want to work in research, a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark is a solid foundation for continuing onto a PhD.

Admission

The requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education above high school level). You must have qualifications in mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics which correspond to a value of at least 50 ECTS. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Diana Slovakia What I really like is that we don’t have compulsory courses and I can really choose almost all of my subjects – I would really like to concentrate on Statistics, and I am choosing my courses accordingly. It’s also great that we can do an internship during our studies or our Master thesis, because that way we earn skills even before finishing uni. Then we are going to be in a much better position compared to those that haven’t had that opportunity.


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Biochemistry and Molecular biology Technological and scientific advances move the boundaries of what is humanly possible, and the biosciences are driving this revolution. Study a fast-moving science at the forefront of development.

Master Master of Science

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Human DNA – the 3 billion building blocks of life – are now known and will come to revolutionise molecular bioscience. The next challenge is to map out the function of genes. SDU has accepted this challenge, and is among the worldwide leaders in the new research area of proteom analysis, which is used to map proteins in humans and other organisms.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

The first year of the programme consists of protein chemistry and biological mass spectrometry, which can be supplemented with an experimental course in molecular microbiology and/or an experimental course in the cloning and characterisation of human proteins. The programme is known for a large degree of electives. This gives you the opportunity to specialise according to your interests in all fields within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The last year of the programme is dedicated to the Master’s thesis. During this period, you will be assigned to one of the department’s research directors.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, common fields of employment include: • Quality control technician • Clinical laboratory technologist • Business analyst • Academic research

Admission

To be admitted to the Master programme in Biochemistry and molecular biology, you must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree containing a minimum of 60 ECTS within the field of molecular bioscience and 40 ECTS within Chemistry.


The Faculty of Science has a strong international research profile with cooperation at all levels of the academic life.


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Biology The Department of Biology has a strong foundation in research, with a particular focus on Environmental Stress, Sound Communication and Behaviour, Ecology, Evolutionary Biodemography, Arctic Biology, and Earth Evolution. The programme is research-driven and provides you with ample opportunity to specialise within the area you are most passionate about.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

This is a two-year programme. During the first year, the classes will insure that you achieve a broad suite of competencies relevant to biology. During the second year, the primary emphasis is research, the result of which will become your individual MSc thesis. You can choose to focus on the topics you find particularly interesting. You can either opt for a broad approach, or to specialise in one of the following fields: • Animal sound communication and behaviour • Environmental biology • Marine science The courses are mainly experimental, involve group work, and several include fieldwork, taking advantage of the easy access to our terrestrial, fresh water, and marine field stations. This programme offers a unique opportunity to obtain a scientific diving certificate as part of this Biology programme (see website).

Required courses: • Planning and Evaluation of Biological Studies, • Field Course in Freshwater or Marine Biology

Career Opportunities Biologists are employed in positions within a wide range of areas ranging from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, nature and the environment, to biological production within agriculture and the fishing industry.

Alternatively, the transferable skills you will obtain during completion of a biosciences degree will place you in excellent standing to enter professions such as management, journalism, medical laboratory work, forensic science, or nature conservation. If you want to work in research, a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark is a strong foundation for progression onto a PhD programme.


Curious about Biology?

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, or a similar qualifying degree. Acceptable qualifications for admission should be of at least 60 ECTS, and include the following subject areas: • The structures and functions of biomolecules and cells. • The systematics, structures, development, and functions of organisms. • The interaction between organisms and their environment. • The evolution of life. You must have fundamental knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and statistics. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

We cover most aspects of the study field and also collaborate across boundaries to design new experiments and get new ideas


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Chemistry As a student of Chemistry, you get the opportunity to work in some of the country’s best laboratories, and will have great job and career prospects when you graduate.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Chemistry is a fundamental part of our everyday lives. It is all around us in the reactions, properties, and combinations of matter in the world as well as in our own bodies. Chemical research is instrumental in developing new materials and pharmaceuticals. In this programme, you will get the opportunity to work in some of the country’s best laboratories. You will become part of research in chemical compounds for new pharmaceutical products and modified DNA, which will help us target infected cells in the body. Your skills will also allow you to be an expert on environmental chemistry issues. The Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark has four main fields of research: • Materials, environment, and energy • Theory, calculation and simulation • Synthesis and pharmaceutical science • Living technology and biophysics

The programme contains a semester where it is possible to take an internship, go abroad on exchange, or to specialise by following elective courses. All master’s programmes at the Faculty of Science are characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses in Denmark or abroad or to conduct a research project in close co-operation with a business. Compulsory modules: • Inorganic chemistry B • Structural chemistry and spectroscopy • Students are also required to choose one subject in both Organic Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry.

Career Opportunities As a chemist, you can find employment in a number of areas within industry. In research and development, you have the opportunity as an organic or inorganic chemist to join the production of new molecules with pharmacochemical potential.


As an environmental chemist, you can help investigate where pollution originates, and as a specialist in material chemistry, you can help develop new materials for fuel cells. If you want to work in research, a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark is an a solid foundation for continuing onto a PhD programme

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor’s degree (or a similar degree which is based on at least three years of higher education after high school level) You must have qualifications in chemistry, including relevant auxiliary subjects, which corresponds to at least 80 ECTS. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Annika Germany The teachers are so different from the ones in Germany. Here, we are a small group of students, the teachers know you by name and you are not just a number. You always get help, and it is so nice that everyone is treated in the same nice, polite, helpful, and friendly way.


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Computational Biomedicine Graduates of computational biomedicine are able to understand and reflect on knowledge regarding the integration and application of computational methods in the life sciences, including molecular biology, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Computational Biomedicine focuses on the application and development of computational biology and bioinformatics methods for the analysis of nextgeneration molecular datasets gathered on an ever-increasing scale in hospitals around the world. This programme will provide you with the skills necessary to drive this exciting future market as a biomedical data analyst and/or developer of innovative biomedical computer science solutions. This will allow you to contribute in shaping the future of computer-assisted medicine. During the first year, you will combine compulsory and elective courses with a research period in either Systems Biology or Bioinformatics. The former focuses on largescale omics datasets, biological networks, and advanced modelling, whereas the latter focuses on sequence analysis, and structure and function studies of biomolecules, as well as translational medicine, and epidemiology.

The compulsory courses take the form of classes in biology, mathematics, and programming as their starting points. You must select two of these three classes, depending on your qualifying bachelor’s degree. The second year is devoted to full-time Master’s thesis (60 ECTS).

Career Opportunities In the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, the healthcare sector, and at universities, there is growing demand for graduates who are fully versed in the use of computers and special software in the biological and biomedical fields. In addition, skills within the modelling of complex dynamic systems and knowledge of statistical methods also provides career opportunities in consultancy, patent agencies, and in some cases, the banking sector.


If you want to work in research, a Master’s from the University of Southern Denmark is a solid foundation for continuing onto a PhD.

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in natural science, or another relevant degree based on at least three years of higher education after high school level. Students will be qualified for admission after an individual assessment by the Study Board. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.


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Computer Science The Master’s programme in Computer Science gives you a broad knowledge of information technology focused on algorithmic techniques, which form the basis for developing effective and secure modern software solutions.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

Do you want to be part of the rapid develop-ment in the world of IT, be it in computer-game programming, bioinformatics, databases, algorithms, operating systems, supercomputers, or web technology? Do you want an IT degree which will not be obsolete just because someone introduces a new programming language or a new interface? If your answer to both questions is yes, this Computer science programme is the obvious choice for you. The first year of the Master’s programme in Computer Science consists of course work, whereas the second year is taken up by an individual Master’s thesis project. The programme has a high level of flexibility, in that the only mandatory part of the programme is 30 ECTS of modules within the areas of Mathematics and Statistics, and Algorithms and Optimisation. In addition, there is 30 ECTS of elective courses where you can choose between any master courses within the science faculty. All science master programmes contain a semester where it is

possible to take an internship, go abroad on exchange, or to specialise by following elective courses.

Career Opportunities

Unemployment is virtually unheard of among computer scientists. The majority of Computer science graduates from the University of Southern Denmark are employed in the private sector, typically as software developers, analysts, or IT consultants. With a degree in Computer Science, you will be able to handle many different types of jobs, and you will have the qualifications to gain new, and complex skills independently. You will play a part in developing new variants of central algorithms and data structures, and thereby help construct computer hardware and operating systems. The solid academic base that you will gain through your education means that you can adapt to many environments, and companies are more likely to hire flexible workers with great potential for development. If you want to work


in research, a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark is a solid foundation for continuing onto a PhD.

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor’s degree, or a similar degree based on at least three years of higher education above high school level. You must have qualifications in computer science which corresponds to at least 100 ECTS. • P rogramming (at least 15 ECTS) • A lgorithms, data structures and complexity (at least 15 ECTS) • Computer systems, including machine architecture and operating systems (at least 15 ECTS) • Mathematical auxiliary subjects, including discreet mathematics (at least 10 ECTS) • Databases (at least 5 ECTS) In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.


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Mathematics Develop your knowledge of scientific theories and methods, your experience in working independently with scientific questions, and your ability to express yourself clearly on academic issues. This Masters programme qualifies you to participate in scientific work and independently handle business functions with your background in these learned skills.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

In this Master programme, you will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in current issues and complete your own research projects. The programme will provide you with a good basis for handling complex problems which are relevant in many different careers. The programme has a high level of flexibility in that the only mandatory part of the programme is 30 ECTS of constituent Master courses within Mathematics. You can also choose subjects from your own areas of interest. Research areas within our department include: Operator Algebras, Combinatorics and Topological Methods, Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory, Banach Spaces, and Geometry. The 30 ECTS Master’s thesis, combined with 30 ECTS of preparatory work, gives you plenty of time to specialise in a topic within mathematics. The thesis is carried out with a supervisor, and is concluded with an oral presentation.

Career Opportunities  For mathematicians, unemployment is virtually unknown.

You will have many career opportunities in Denmark, as well as abroad. Because of the analytical qualifications which are acquired through the programme, mathematicians are often preferred for analyst positions in economics, the health sector, and construction, where there are often enormous amounts of data which need to be structured and analysed. Some mathematicians focus on statistics, and they have great career opportunities in analytical institutes, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. There are many political and health-related decisions which are made on the basis of statistical analyses. If you want to work in research, it usually necessitates completing a PhD. A PhD student is usually paid through a scholarship from a university, a foundation, or through a collaboration with a company.


Admission

Entry requirements for the Master’s programme in Mathematics: • Bachelor’s degree or other degree based on at least three years of higher education above high school level. • Qualifications in mathematics corresponding to at least 75 ECTS, including the following subjects areas: - Geometry and topology - Algebra - Real and complex analysis - Statistics and probability Students will be qualified for admission after an individual assessment by the Study Board. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Laura Germany Why SDU? The study programme at SDU offered some possibilities I would not have had at my home university. The Master programme is, in many ways more flexible, which means that I am able to choose courses from other study programmes, or do individual projects instead of normal courses. I also liked the idea of living in Odense, which seemed to be a nice and small student town with lots of possibilities for social and cultural life.


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Medical Chemistry This Master’s programme is focused on the interdisciplinary field between chemistry, molecular biology, and medical science. Whether you dream of a job in the pharmaceutical industry, the hospital sector, or as a researcher, Medical Chemistry is a great starting point.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

In this programme, you supplement your basic chemistry education with a range of advanced chemistry courses such as spectroscopy and molecular modelling, as well as a variety of elective courses, which provide experience in medical chemistry and the development of new pharmaceuticals. You can also take some health science courses in pharmacology and physiology. The first semester will include chemistry courses such as spectroscopy and molecular modelling, and a variety of courses in medical and biological chemistry, allowing specialisation in the development of new medicines. In the second semester, you can do elective courses at the University of Southern Denmark, or other universities abroad. You also have the option of conducting a research project in close collaboration with a business. In the final year of the programme, you write a Master’s

thesis. You will typically be assigned to a research team at the university. The thesis can also be completed in collaboration with external partners. The thesis has a scope of 60 ECTS, equivalent to a full year’s work. You complete the project with an academic paper and an oral defence.

Career Opportunities You can work in the pharmaceutical industry, developing new, biologically active molecules which form the basis for new pharmaceuticals. With your experience in Chemistry and Biochemistry, combined with knowledge of health and disease prevention, you can contribute to both advanced research and development as well as to more general project planning and management.

If you are more into the molecular-biological field, you can also work with research in the pre-clinical phase. Here, you perform tests to determine whether a newly developed medicine can be sent on through the testing process, until finally


reaching the clinical phase clinical trials on human subjects. If you want to work in research, a Master’s from the University of Southern Denmark is a solid foundation for continuing onto a PhD.

Admission

To be admitted, you must hold a bachelor’s degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education above high school level). Rettes til:You must have qualifications in chemistry, corresponding to at least 60 ECTS and qualifications in biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, or the formulation of medications corresponding to at least 25 ECTS. Students will be qualified for admission after an individual assessment by the Study Board. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.


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Physics The study of Physics deals with phenomena ranging from the smallest elementary particles to the cosmos. Between these extremes are atoms, molecules, compounds, and liquids with a multitude of properties, which physicists describe and utilise.

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Mr. Rune Wulff Christensen, rwc@sdu.dk

Campus Odense

Odense

The Master’s programme in Physics is strongly oriented towards both theoretical and experimental physics, and enables you to excel in your preferred area of expertise. Even in the first year of this programme, you get the chance to focus on the type of career and area of physics which you are most interested in, such as Surface physics, Statistical physics, Biophysics, or Particle physics. The programme is characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses in Denmark or abroad, or conducting a research project in close cooperation with a business. There are 30 ECTS of mandatory courses within Quantum Physics, Statistical Physics, Experimental biophysics and Laser physics, and Laser spectroscopy. Through working on your thesis in your second year (60 ECTS), you have the opportunity to

directly contribute to active research, uncovering new knowledge for humanity. One or more researchers at the department will supervise you, and you will also have the opportunity to develop your thesis in collaboration with external researchers.

Career Opportunities  With a degree in Physics, you have many career opportunities in Denmark as well as abroad. Physicists at the Department of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark find employment in many different places both in the public and the private sector. The technological challenges of the future become an exciting job market for physicists. Physics is a very broad scientific programme, which opens the door to many different jobs. Several of our graduates work as teachers and mediators at high schools, and colleges, while others hold research positions at universities in Denmark and abroad. A third group tends to work in the public health sector as hospital physicists. About half


the graduates work in various positions in the private business sector. It could be in connection with research and development in private companies, but often it is the general and personal qualifications developed during your studies which are the most important when job hunting.

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor’s degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education above high school level ). You must have solid qualifications in introductory quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, and experimental physics. In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.

Aleksandra Poland Why SDU? It is a huge university offering a variety of different courses with flexibility in terms of combining various courses to. Also, the scientific equipment and techniques used are modern and the instructors/ professors often have had a global experience and networks for research. In addition, the course that I chose was offered at the main campus in Odense, which is known to be a student-friendly city with a large number of international students.


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