Technical challenges in a global industry.
Primary job tasks
As an engineer, there are plenty of attractive employment opportunities in the world’s most global sector. As part of your programme, you can even target your studies towards the maritime industry. Your tasks can both relate to the technical operation of ships, design and reconstruction or innovation of climate-friendly solutions for the industry. You will also find good opportunities within the area of IT.
Your motivations and qualifications
- Proficient in math and physics
- Good planning and organizational skills
- The ability to analyse things in a larger context
- A qualifying education
As an engineer, you can choose between the diploma program of 3.5 years or a master of engineering, which takes 5 years.
If you choose the diploma programme you can specialise as a ship engineer by selecting DTU's course in maritime engineering. Other relevant study fields include electro, chemistry, IT or manufacturing.
You can also specialise your master’s programme to become a ships engineer by selecting DTU's course in maritime engineering. Other relevant fields include environmental technology, chemistry and technology, physics and nanotechnology, information technology and mechanical engineering.
There are many engineers working in the maritime industry, and you can find employment with shipping companies, shipyards, engineering companies, the Danish Maritime Authority or the navy. You also have many opportunities to specialise further or be stationed abroad.
3 good reasons for choosing this career path:
- The chance to build an international career
- Challenging technical tasks
- Diverse employment opportunities