The mechanical engineer degree programme is professionally oriented and structured. In the course of the programme, you will work on project themes in close cooperation with industrial, automation, energy and environmental companies.
The group of compulsory courses from 1st to 4th semester is rather large, and the corresponding project work requires systematic problem solving that demands idea generation, design, calculation and management of a larger development project. You will also be required to perform investment analysis and cost calculation.
The first to the fourth semester are structured around 12 weeks class of instruction followed by three weeks of project work. You will learn both academic theories of engineering and how to set theories into a practical, concrete context. The project work takes place in teams of four to five students.
1st semester: Product Development and Design of Mechanical Equipment
During the first 12 weeks, courses include basic engineering subjects such as mechanics, materials technology, machine elements, design, product development, CAD, oral and written communication. The technical courses are taught partly as traditional classroom courses and partly as project work.
2nd semester: Engineering with focus on Analytical Methods
During the 2nd semester, you will continue to learn about basic engineering. This includes an extension to 1st semester courses in mechanics, materials and machine elements and the introduction of new courses in mathematics, dynamics, electrical engineering and project planning.
The focus is on integrating Applied Science - the application of mathematics, physics and mechanics - in order to analyze, describe and solve a self-chosen problem.
3rd semester: Machine System Design, Dynamics and Dimensioning
Your basic engineering courses during the 3rd semester include dynamics, mathematics, pneumatics, hydraulics, transmissions, thermodynamics and innovative processes. Once again, the semester integrates the necessary disciplines in order to solve a specific problem. You will be able to describe and solve real-life projects.
4th semester: Business-oriented Development
The 4th semester includes financial and budgeting courses. Other compulsory courses during the 4th Semester are operating techniques, quality management, the environment, statistics, laboratory measurements, and theory of science.
5th semester: Internship
During this semester, you will do a internship in a company in Denmark or abroad. The internship gives you the opportunity to acquire invaluable work experience as an engineer in a challenging environment and to put into practice the knowledge you have gained during your studies.
6th semester: Specialisation and Internationalisation
The 6th semester focuses on your personal skills and intercultural communication. The project uses knowledge and methods from the courses while you act as process consultants to a group of international students.
There are ample opportunities to select interesting specialisation courses. You can choose between elective courses during the 6th semester and you will begin to prepare your final project - the Bachelor project.
7th semester: Bachelor project and Specialisation
Just like your 6th semester, the final semester offers you numerous opportunities depending on your interests. Each student must choose between elective courses.
The final project, which covers approximately 2/3 of the semester, will typically be performed in groups of 2-3 students in co-operation with a company.
See the VIA Mechanical Engineering course catalogue.