Study Programme Rules


The study programmes at DTU consist of courses that include lectures, seminars, classes, practical exercises, projects, etc. A course can last more than one teaching period.

It is allowed to use online elements in teaching where they support quality. Pure online courses are not allowed unless they are part of an international collaboration to offer online courses or are offered as part of Digital Twin University (D.T.U.).

Language of teaching
BEng and BSc courses are usually taught in Danish. A limited number of courses can be offered in English on other BSc and BEng programmes. Courses on the English-language BSc programme in General Engineering are offered in English.

All MSc courses are taught in English.

The academic year
The academic year is divided into six teaching periods:

  • Two 13-week periods in the autumn and spring semesters.
  • Four 3-week periods followed by exams in January, June, July, and August.

In addition, there are

  • Three exam periods, each lasting just over two weeks (May, August, and December).

The order and scheduling of mandatory courses, academic content, teaching and working methods, and any prerequisites are specified in the programme specifications for each study programme and the individual course descriptions. Mandatory study elements can generally not be taught in July/August exclusively.

Public lectures
Lectures at DTU are generally open to the public. However, a lecturer can deny access to the public due to considerations of space or order and can hence reject listeners who are not registered for the course. Only students registered for the course may participate actively in the class.

Recording of teaching
If a student wishes to do a sound or video recording of teaching sessions at DTU, the lecturer must approve this in writing before the recording. Recordings are only for personal use unless the lecturer has allowed publication of the recording, including what kind of publication. Only the teaching itself must be admitted, not fellow students' comments during instruction unless they have also consented to the admission.

As for the possibilities for the lecture to record/stream the teaching, information can be found at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Teaching'/'Academic year'/'FAQ streaming equipment in the auditoriums' and here (only in Danish so far).
21 JULY 2024