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Technical University of Denmark (DTU) EXC
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
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Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
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Danish, English
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Minimum Mark:
65% overall; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
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Program Description:


Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
: Lyngby
Year Established: 1829
Student population: 11,000 (1000 international students)
Founded in 1829 with the mission of creating value for the benefit of society, DTU is an international elite technical university where education, scientific advice, and innovation rest on a solid foundation of world-class research. For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted—the father of electromagnetism—who founded the university, to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.
Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s scientific advice.

Unique characteristics
The University is at the academic and multidisciplinary forefront of the technical and the natural sciences—with new initiatives in a number of demanding engineering disciplines, including sustainable energy technology and life science.
Lyngby—or even the King’s Lyngby—is a lively commercial centre, a university town, a green residential area, and a vibrant centre for culture and recreation. Known colloquially as ’the Green Area’ more than half of the municipality consists of forests, fields, lakes and streams. You will have ample opportunity to enjoy the countryside in the Deer Park—King Frederik III’s old hunting grounds (est. 1670)—on a boat ride on the lakes, or on bike or foot along the idyllic Mill Stream and the Øresund coast.

Denmark - DTU - garden campus

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
DTU offers exchange programmes on BEng, BSc and MSc level. Exchange students at BEng level study full time programmes or compose their own semester of courses from DTU's ordinary engineering programmes. At BSc or MSc level you may apply for a semester or year of coursework at DTU.
Information about units of study at the host university. 

Subject Area/s

Biomedical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Information Technologies


Computer Science


Physics and Nanotechnology



Exclusions This is a technical university, therefore specific courses in subject areas are limited to what’s on offer.
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester 2: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study. 30ECTS is considered a full time load at DTU.

Grading System
A – 12
B – 10
C – 7
D – 4
E – 02
Fx - 00
F – -3
More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period

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Classes at the host university are taught in English and Danish.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation Programmes will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The student support service provides assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of Denmark in Australia

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Student Experiences

DTU is a brand new partner in 2017! Be the first to tell us about your experience once returning from your Sem 2 2018 experience… you can also read current student testimonials