Education

Head of Education

Peter Kjeldsen
Associate Professor, Head of Education
DTU Environment
+45 45 25 15 61

Head of studies, Bachelor programme

Poul Løgstrup Bjerg
Professor, Head of BSc Studies
DTU Environment
+45 45 25 16 15
In the changing world of today, there is an urgent need for engineers with the ability to identify, prevent and solve environmental problems in a global context. As a department we are on the leading edge of developing and promoting environmental friendly and sustainable technologies.
The department aims to educate tomorrow’s creative, responsible, influential and globally cognizant environmental engineers corresponding to the societal needs.
All our graduates have excellent opportunities to proceed directly into employment in the private or public environmental sector as consultants/managers, or they may choose to apply for a doctoral study.

Content of the studies
The department offers more than 50 different courses and both courses, field work and projects are based on a multidisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems.
When studying at DTU Environment you can work with a broad range of environmental challenges including water environment, water supply, groundwater, urban drainage systems and water ressources, waste management and wastewater treatment, pollution, bioenergy and environmental and human health risk assessment of chemicals.

International profile
The department’s global outlook is reflected in the many different nationalities represented among students, teachers and researchers. Students also have various opportunities to see the world during their studies. Both in the bachelor and master programme students can go on exchange stays at other universities or do project or course work abroad.
The department also offers combined master degrees with other universities such as the Joint Nordic Master, eNviro5tech, and the 1:1 programs with Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.

Equipment
The department has a well established laboratory infrastructure and the students are offered the possibility to obtain training in a range of laboratory techniques and other skills, including field techniques applicable to environmental science and technology.

Influence
As a student in one of DTU Environments study programs there are many ways to influence your studies. In the department study board students take up half the seats and teachers the other half. Among other things the study board is responsible for the range of courses and the continuing development of DTU Environments study programs. An important input to that work is the evaluation of courses that the students do after each semester.

Head of studies, Master programme

Martin Rygaard
Associate Professor, Head of MSc studies
DTU Environment
+45 45 25 15 70

Study administration

Helene Hviid
Administrative Coordinator
DTU Environment
+45 45 25 16 13
Mette Topp Hansen
Study secretary
DTU Environment
+45 45 25 21 72

Educational programs at DTU Environment

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

 

The 3 year bachelor program in Environmental Engineering provides students with a solid foundation in the environmental field, including water technology, environmental technology and bioressources. The programme requires Danish language skills.

Read more about the programme.

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

 

The 2 year master programme in Environmental Engineering is a broad, interdisciplinary programme focusing on the technical and environmental sciences.

 

Read more about the programme.

Joint international programmes

 

 

Choose an international master's programme with studies at DTU and abroad. We offer a 1:1 programme with TU München (TUM) or École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Joint Nordic Master with the leading Nordic technical universities.

Read about the joint programmes here.

 

PhD Programme

 

The PhD programme is a 3 year programme designed to train researchers at an international level and interplaying with the international research world.

 

Read about our PhD programme here.

Continuing Education

 

DTU Environment offers a range of qualifying continuing education courses that are based on the newest research within the environmental field.

See our courses here.

Activities for High Schools

 

 

DTU Environment offers several exiting activities for high school classes.

 

 


Book your activity here (links to Danish site).

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Organic Micropollutant Biodegradation In...

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Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 09 Jul
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Bacteriophages to combat antibiotic resi...

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Area: København og omegn

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Area: København og omegn

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Area: København og omegn

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Decentralized water treatment and softe...

Danish households are increasingly installing decentralised softening units. Most common are ion-exchange or electromagnetic/ultrasound based water conditioners...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 30 Nov
Posted: 11 Nov
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Machine learning for short-term urban fl...

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Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jun
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Deep learning for urban pluvial flood mo...

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Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jun
Posted: 05 Nov
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Area: København og omegn
Sparse data flood models for developing ...

Flood risk assessment in Danish cities is done using high-resolution precipitation and elevation data. Such data are not available in developing countries, so...

Area: København og omegn

Deadline: 01 Jun
Posted: 05 Nov
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Area: København og omegn
Sustainable urban planning in coastal ri...

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Area: København og omegn

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