Technology is playing an increasingly important role in virtually all sectors of society, and this development will only continue in the future. There is strong demand for skilled engineers, and at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering we educate students to BSc Eng, MSc Eng (bachelors and graduates), and PhD levels so that they can meet the needs of business and industry. Our highly qualified graduates are educated to apply logic and creativity to find solutions to the major challenges of the future, as front runners in the technological revolution.
There are differences between our degree programmes, but innovation and development are core values for them all.
The Master of Science in Engineering degree programme (BSc + MSc) takes a total of five years, and with an MSc in Engineering, our graduates are the promoters of many major changes in society in jobs in virtually all sectors where technology plays a role, both in Denmark and abroad.
The Bachelor of Engineering programme takes 3½ years, and during their studies students meet the business community in their engineering internships. Graduates with Bachelor of Engineering degrees can go directly into the labour market and contribute actively to a company, while some choose courses so they can continue their studies to MSc in Engineering level.
As a graduate engineer you can also pursue a career in research if you supplement your studies with a PhD.
Nicolai Jørgensen wrote his Bachelor of Engineering project in collaboration with the National Centre for Particle Radiotherapy. As a recent graduate, he was employed in a permanent position at Aarhus University Hospital. Today, he is working on quality assurance of the equipment that doctors use for radiation therapy for cancer patients.
"I often think about it. My job makes so much sense. It’s about people. Patients who need the best possible treatment. Contributing to that is a huge motivation for me," says Nicolai Jørgensen.
He is employed as an engineer at the National Centre for Particle Radiotherapy, and his tasks include developing software that can ensure the quality of radiation from the particle accelerator.
Solar cell installations can replace the polluting diesel generators that are currently pumping water out of wells in Nyarugusu; a Tanzanian refugee camp. The result is clean water for 66,000 people.
In collaboration with Grundfos A/S and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, students from Arhus University have developed a new type of solar cell technology that makes it possible to obtain clean water sustainably. The system supplies around 80,000 litres of water per hour for the camp's refugees.
"Many things have been taken into consideration for the design. For example, I’ve worked on analysing and testing the solution so that we can live up to the safety standards we have in Western countries," says Tobias.