Students from VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management

Become a planner and coordinator
on construction tasks

At VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management, you will have the opportunity to work with both large and small construction projects all the way from the start to completion.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Titel: Bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction Management

    Duration of the programme: 3 ½ years (210 ECTS). Full time course of study.

    Programme start: February and August. 

    Location of study: Horsens or Aarhus. Read more about Campus Horsens and Aarhus (Halmstadgade).

    Language: The programme is taught in English

    Curriculum

    See curriculum for students attending the programme from August 2016 and later (pdf)

    See curriculum for students attending the programme before August 2016 (pdf)

    Executive order: See the executive order (only in Danish).

    See the study activity model

    See the average grade and statistics about VIAs programmes (only in Danish)

  • Structure and content

    You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments.

    The teaching philosophy at VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management involves a combination of theory lessons, assignments and project work. You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments and case studies.

    Your choice of projects will increasingly be influenced by your own interest and abilities.

    1st semester: Building plot and 1-2 storey dwelling
    Your first semester project will be a "single-family house," covering all aspects relating to situating the house on a plot, specifying and arranging rooms, selecting materials, selecting building services, costing, time management etc.

    Download 1st semester syllabus Horsens (pdf)

    Download 1st semester syllabus Aarhus (pdf)


    2nd semester: Land plot and single family house
    The project methodology in the second semester will be applied to the following themes: Industry and Technology, International Project Week and Designing a Two-storey Single-family House with a Basement.

    Download 2nd semester syllabus Horsens (pdf)

    Download 2nd semester syllabus Aarhus (pdf)


    3rd semester: Industrialised building design
    The overall theme in the 3rd semester is "Industrialised building design". As with the previous two semesters, the predominant work method will be project work - carried out as group work whenever possible.

    Download 3rd semester syllabus Horsens (pdf)

    Download 3rd semester syllabus Aarhus (pdf)

    Please note: If you would like to become an AP Degree in Construction Technology, you can do a final project and dissertation in your 4th semester. 

    Download 4th semester syllabus Aarhus - AP Degree in Construction Technology (pdf)

    4th semester: Multi-storey buildings
    The overall theme in the 4th semester is “Multi-storey buildings with dwellings and commercial units”. This theme will define the framework for the projects to be carried out.

    Download 4th semester syllabus Horsens (pdf)

    Download 4th semester syllabus Aarhus (pdf)


    5th semester: Refurbishment and conversion
    The main theme of the 5th semester is “Refurbishment and conversion”. As part of this theme, you will learn how to handle substantial changes in the function of a building, as well as construction principles and material composition for the conversion of an existing building, including civil engineering works.

    Download 5th semester syllabus - Construction Management Horsens (pdf)

    Download 5th semester syllabus - Construction Management Aarhus (pdf)

    Download 5th semester syllabus - Architectural Technology Horsens (pdf)

    Download 5th semester syllabus - Architectural Technology Aarhus (pdf)


    6th semester: Internship 
    During this semester, you will take part in an internship in a company. The internship is an important part of your education where you will test your knowledge and skills in practice.

    Download 6th semester syllabus (pdf)


    7th semester: Bachelor Project 

    The Bachelor Project should reflect your skills within fields such as building, planning and management, structural design and building services. Your project should also reflect your abilitiy to combine the various disciplines you have learned during your programme. The final result should appear as clearly-defined, "total project".

    Download 7th semester syllabus - final project (pdf)


    More information

    Download computer reguirements (pdf)

  • Enrolment

    Get information about the requirements for Danish and international students.

    Requirements for Danish students

    Danish students need an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX) with C-level English (the levels referred to on this page refer the Danish levels) and C-level in mathematics. You must have passed English with a minimum mark of 02.

    You can also apply if you have a vocational education as a mason (Level 2), concrete-layer, pav-ing-stone layer, builder, electrician (building automatic) machinist (Level 2), woodworker, joiner, or technical designer.

    You must have passed C-level English and C-level Mathematics regardless of your educational background.

    All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous studies, we will also take into account other qualifications, such as stays abroad, work experience and general motivation.

    Quota 2

    The assessment of quota 2 applications is also based on the average grade from qualifying education, relevant vocational diploma and relevant supplementary education and work experience. Qualified applicants may be called for a personal interview, if possible.

    Equivalent qualifications

    Each semester contains a complete and partial learning sequence with its own exams. This means it is possible for students to complete parts of the study programme with documented equivalent qualifications from another Danish or foreign educational institution.

    Requirements for international students

    • Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas. Send a copy of transcript of records translated to English.
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates. 

    The above certificates must provide evidence of a level in mathematics corresponding to a Danish C-level.

    Documentation of your current English language level

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (certificate is required). 

    As documentation we accept the following internationally recognized language tests: the TOEFL test, the TOEIC test, the IELTS test or the Cambridge ESOL test.

    Required test scores:

    IELTS An average band score of 6.0
    TOEFL iBT 80
    TOEFL PBT 55
    Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, C grade
    TOEIC 700

    If you are an international student who does not meet the required language skills, you may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e). Find further information about VIAT/e on the Campus Horsens site.

    Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand are exempt from the English language admission requirements.

    Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland do not need to be tested in English for the English speaking study programmes. Their high school diploma will be converted to Danish grade levels and they will then be assessed and admitted according to the requirements for Danish applicants.

    Read about credit transfer at VIA University College.

  • How to apply

    How to apply depends on whether you are a Danish or an international student.

    The programme begins twice a year, in August and February.

    February

    The application process for the programme start in February will be handled manually. The application form will be available at this website in October.

    August

    Apply online through optagelse.dk. The application portal opens 1 February every year. Fill out the application form and upload relevant documentation at optagelse.dk.

    The area code for the X programme is:

    • Horsens: 41165
    • Aarhus: 41175
    Danish Students for the programme beginning in August:

    Quota 1:
    If you have an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX, IB) which fulfils our requirements, the application deadline is 5 July at 12.00 noon.

    Quota 2:
    For applicants with an alternative basis for admission based on an individual assessment the application deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

    International Students for the programme beginning in August:

    For all international applicants, the deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

    The VIA School of Business, Technology & Creative Industries must receive your signature page and application before the deadline. Please apply before the deadline at optagelse.dk.

    Signature page

    When you have submitted your digital application(s), you must use the special print icon to print a signature page, which contains a unique Application ID number.

    You must sign and e-mail this signature page for each of the programmes you apply for.

    NB: We cannot see, download and consider your application until this signature page has been received.

    Send the signature page for the application from optagelse.dk to apply@via.dk. If we do not receive this page, we cannot access the application in the system and your application will be lost.

    Documentation

    In order to apply, you must upload the following documents at optagelse.dk:

    Visa application

    A visa application may take up to three months to process. When you have paid the tuition fee, we will initiate the visa application process and you can continue with your visa application.

    Deadline for payment of tuition fee is 1 June (summer intake) and 1 November (winter intake).

    For further information about the visa application rules for non-EU citizens, please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service.

    General rules of admissions

    Before you apply to one of VIA's programmes, you must carefully read the general rules of admissions. If there is a mistake in your application, it is your own responsibility, and it can mean that your application will not be accepted. 

    Read about:   

    • Apply using your NEMid 
    • How you apply for admission under quota 1 and quota 2
    • How you apply for credit transfer 
    • How you apply for individual skill evaluation 
    • How to apply with foreign exam results 
    • How you apply for stand-by 
    • Conditional acceptance to VIA’s programmes

    More about the general rules of admissions.

  • Fees and tuition

    Here you can get information about tuition fee and more.

    You don't have to pay tuition fee if you come from:

    • Institutions which have signed a Bilateral Agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College
    • Countries which are full members of the EU, or Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein

    If you do have to pay a tuition fee, the total for the full course is EUR 46,000. This breaks down to EUR 7,500 for each of the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 semesters, except for EUR 1,000 for the 6th semester.

    Overview of fees and terms of payment

    Please open the Payment schedule and Terms of Payment (pdf) to see the payment deadlines. You must be current with payments in order to get access to the first semester of the programme.

    The prices are fixed within the official duration of your study programme. If you exceed the official duration of the study programme, any following semester payments will correspond to the tuition fee at that time.

    VIA University College reserves the right to change tuition fees every year in October or whenever conditions necessitate such changes.

    If tuition fee is required you will always be invoiced directly from VIA University College. No partners are entitled to charge fees on behalf of our institution. If you are asked for additional payments by a VIA UC partner, please let us know.

    Terms and agreements between partners and VIA University College can be seen in the different contracts under Code of Conduct (pdf).

    Read more about accommodation, living expenses etc. on the Campus Horsens or Aarhus site.

    When applying for a visa, remember to include a copy of your admission letter.

  • Internship

    Your internship teaches you things that you can’t learn in a classroom.

    An important part of the VIA University College programme is the opportunity to put theory-based results into use in the 'real world' by having one or more periods of internship.

    Whatever the direction of your studies, you will enjoy the experience of getting practical training in a company or in public administration and learn things that can not be taught in a classroom.

    We have an excellent cooperation regarding internship with local businesses in both Horsens and Aarhus, who enjoy working with the trainees we send them.

    We are also beginning to receive the same kind of positive feedback from both foreign-based companies and Danish companies operating abroad.

    This is important, since you can stay in Denmark or go abroad for your internship period.

    Further information: Read Students on work placement (pdf)

  • Career guidance

    As a Bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction Management you will find exciting jobs.

    If you are intrigued by designing construction, planning and cost control or management of the entire building and construction process, the VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management Programme provides an ideal professional background.

    With a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology & Construction Management you will find exciting jobs and excellent career opportunities within consulting or contracting companies - either as a project manager or a construction designer.

    Do you want to be self-employed?

    You will not be limited to existing companies when it is times to find a job. Several Bachelors of Architectural Technology & Construction Management have chosen to start their own companies . With your own firm, you can choose to work with precisely the areas you think are most exciting.

    Help for your future career

    VIA Campus Horsens Career Service Centre helps you transition from being a student to being a part of the working world. The centre offers advice about your options. It can give you some good guidelines about salary and organizes Company Dating, where students and companies meet each other in an informal way.

    Further education

    After a successfully completed programme at VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management, you will have an opportunity for further education for example:

    MSc.Scient. Tech. in Construction and Civil Engineering with specialisation in "Construction and Civil Engineering" with specialisation in: 

    • Byggeledelse (Danish)
    • Bygningsinformatik (English)
    • Building Energy Design (English)
    • Risk and Safety Management (English)
    • Entrepreneurial Engineering (English)
    • Global Systems Design (English)
    • Produktion (Danish)

    When you graduate as a bachelor in Architectural Technology & Construction Management from VIA University College, you will have an excellent opportunity for further education at the Master's level, for example:

    Northumbria University Newcastle

    VIA University College in cooperation with five European universities:

  • International opportunities

    A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.

    To enrich the study experience and nurture cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad and welcome foreign students from partner institutions.

    VIA University College has cooperation agreements with approximately 200 institutions in 33 countries in Europe as well as overseas.

    This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for one semester at one of our partner institutions in another country.

    You may also choose to do your internship in an international company in another part of the world. Both these possibilities give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture.

    A study abroad experience also provides global insight and perspective. Today's business world is a global marketplace, so having a study abroad experience can be a positive for your CV.

    Contact our international office.

  • Student counselling

    Get answers to your questions about VIA and the VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management Programme.

    The student counsellor can help you with:

    • Questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business
    • Admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures.

    Contact a student counsellor i Horsens on weekdays 08:00-14:00
    E: erhverv.info@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 43 20 (text or call)

    Contact a student counsellor in Aarhus
    Goar Pallesen
    T: + 45 61 98 74 20
    E: gpa@aarhustech.dk

  • Contact

    You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    Horsens
    VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens
    T: +45 87 55 40 00
    E: horsens@via.dk

    Opening hours:
    Lines are open: Monday - Thursday at 07:45 – 15:30
    Friday at 07:45 – 14:30

    Find us on Google Maps.

    Read about Campus Horsens.

    Aarhus
    VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    AARHUS TECH
    Halmstadgade 6
    DK - 8200 Aarhus N
    T: +45 89 37 35 33
    E: mail@aarhustech.dk

    Opening hours:
    Lines are open: Monday - Thursday at 08:00 – 15:00
    Friday at 08:00 – 14:00

    Find us on Google Maps

    Read about studying in Aarhus.

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