FVM teaches and offers graduation projects in fluid mechanics, coastal and maritime technology. Examples of technical applications are the scavenging process in two-stroke diesel engines, estimation of sediment transportation and coastal morphology, determination of wave loads on offshore structures, and ship propulsion.

A considerable part of our education and research is focused on understanding and predicting the environmental loads due to wind and waves. These methods and results are important to improve our society’s response to climate change, and to assist in finding alternative and sustainable energy sources. Furthermore, an accurate determination of loads is of vital importance when designing and optimizing large constructions like harbours, offshore structures, ships, and bridges.

A graduate whose degree is primarily based on the courses taken in this section, will typically have expertise in the areas of solid and fluid mechanics, and will be able to apply them in the design, construction, and operation of large, complex constructions such as ships, offshore structures, and coastal protection measures.

The maritime engineering degrees at bachelor's and master's level at DTU are rooted in this section. In collaboration with four other Nordic universities, the section also offers a Nordic Master's in Maritime Engineering for engineering students with a particular interest in this area. In this collaboration the focus of the section is on methods for optimum operation of ships with consideration to societal, environmental and economic factors.