VIA Byggetekniker

Learn how to draw and plan construction work

VIA Construction Technology

Academy Profession Degree

Do you want to learn how to plan building projects? And would you like to have a broad understanding of the various building stages? Then be a building technician!

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Academy Profession (AP) Degree in Construction Technology

    Duration of the programme: 2 years (140 ECTS). Full Time course of study.

    Programme start: February and August.

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

    Language: The programme is taught in English

    Curriculum: See the current and former curricula

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

    See the study activity model

    See average grade and statistics of VIA's programmes (only in Danish)

  • Structure and content

    You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments

    The teaching philosophy at VIA Construction Technology consists of 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 dwellings

    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.

    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.

    3rd semester: Industrialised building design

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

    4th semester – internship and final project

    In the 4th semester of the VIA Construction Technology programme, students go on internship and prepare a final project, which is also their examination.

    You can choose between two career pathways: production or construction project management.

    Production focuses on employment with manufacturers or suppliers of building products and construction products.

    Construction project management focuses on employment with architects or tradesmen and construction companies.

    More information

  • 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 in English (the levels referred to on this page refer to 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 bricklayer (Level 2), concrete-layer, paver, 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 educational programmes, relevant vocational diplomas and relevant supplementary educational 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 (please also send a copy of transcript of records translated to English).
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates

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

    Verification form

    In order to provide documentation that applicants with a non-Danish entry qualification fulfil the admission requirements, a verification form should be submitted in addition to your diploma and other documents.

    The verification form is used to verify the hours of instruction (1 hour = 60 minutes) of every needed subject during the final three years of upper secondary school. This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels.

    Please note that the form is valid only when stamped and signed by your school. The form must be submitted with your application at www.optagelse.dk.

    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 (According to Common European Frame of Reference).

    As documentation we accept the following internationally recognized language tests and minimum test score:

    IELTS An average band score of 6.0
    TOEFL Internet-based 80
    TOEFL Paper-based 550
    Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
    FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
    IB (International Baccalaureate)
    Group 1: All grades
    Group 2: English B HL, all grades 
    English B SL, minimum grade 5

    Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date.

    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.

    More information

  • 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 programme is:

    • The programme in Horsens: 41165
    • The programme in 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:

    E: 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 15 May (summer intake) and 1 November (winter intake).

    For further information about the visa application rules for non-EU citizens, please visit:

    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 fees and more.

    You do not have to pay tuition fees 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

    Overview of fees and terms of payment

    If you do have to pay a tuition fee, the total for the full course is EUR 30,200.00 This breaks down to EUR 7,550.00 for each of the four semesters.

    You must be current with payments in order to get access to the first semester of the programme. To see the payment deadlines please open the Payment schedule:

    The prices are fixed within the official duration of your study programme. Any following semester payments, if you exceed the official duration of the study programme, 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 a 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.

    Application fee

    Application is free if you are from a country that is member of the EU. Applicants from all other countries are required to pay an application fee of 100 euro. The application fee must be paid in full when applying for the programme.

    Learn more about the application fee and how to pay 

    Terms and agreements

    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.:

    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.

    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 practical training in a company or public administration and learn things that cannot be taught in a classroom.

    We have excellent cooperation partners for internship: 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, as it means you can stay in Denmark or go abroad for your internship period.

    For further information: Students on work placement (pdf)

  • Career guidance

    With an AP Degree in Construction Technology you will find exciting jobs

    As a building technician you are the site’s unifying leader. You will have the skills to discuss the general principles of construction with architects and builders. At the same time you will be the trademen’s sparring partner when solving technical challenges or choosing materials.

    With a degree in construction technology, you can find work in many types of companies related to the construction industry – typically among architects, contractors, builders and manufacturers of building elements.

    Do you want to be self-employed?

    You will not be limited to existing companies when it is times to finding a job. Several construction technicians have chosen to start their own companies. With your own firm, you can choose to work in precisely those 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 organises “Company Dating”, where students and companies meet each other in an informal way.

    Further education

    After successfully completing the Construction Technology programme, you can continue your education by becoming a Bachelor in Architectural Technology & Construction Management

  • 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 work placement 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 Construction Technology

    The student counsellor can help you with:

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

    Horsens

    Contact a student counsellor i Horsens:

    Lene Raaholdt
    T: (+45) 87 55 41 46
    E: lrc@via.dk

    Aarhus

    Contact a student counsellor in Aarhus:
    Goar Pallesen
    T: + 45 61 98 74 20
    E: gopa@via.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

    Aarhus

    VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK - 8000 Aarhus C 
    T: +45 89 37 35 33
    E: erhverv.info@via.dk

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