Architectural Technology and Construction Management

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

Type

Bachelor's degree

Duration

3 ½ years (210 ECTS)

Campus city

Horsens

Study start

August

Internship

20 weeks

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About the Architectural Technology and Construction Management study programme

  • At the Architectural Technology and Construction Management study programme, you will learn to design, plan, execute and manage construction projects. We work with both small and large projects from start to finish.

    You will gain project management skills and experience in using digital tools in the construction process.

    During the education, you will get to influence the learnings you achieve to match your interests and talents.

    Teaching methods

    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.

    Programme structure

    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.

    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 predominant work method will be project work - carried out as group work whenever possible.

    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.

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

    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. In addition, you choose your specialty with focus on either Architectural Technology or Construction Management

    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.

    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 ability to combine the various disciplines you have learned during your programme. The final result should appear as clearly-defined, "total project".

    Facts

    More information

  • Admission requirements 

    • Upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam, Mathematics** equivalent to a Danish C-level as specific admission requirements or
    • The International or the European Baccalaureate, Mathematics** equivalent to a Danish C-level as specific admission requirements
    • The Danish Admission course for Engineering programmes
    • Relevant vocational education*
    • 3-year vocational education with Mathematics** and English*** equivalent to a Danish C-level as specific admission requirements*

    Specific admission requirements

    In addition to the admission requirements, all applicants must also meet the following specific admission requirements:

    * Please read appendix 1 in the Ministerial Order on Admission to Academy Profession Programmes and Professional Bachelor Programmes.

    NB: For some countries with a vocational exam, documentation for a Danish B level in English may be required.

    **Mathematics equivalent to a Danish C-level (min. 125 hours*)
    1 hour = 60 minutes study hours during the final three years in upper secondary school.

    ***English equivalent to a Danish C-level (min. 75 hours*)
    1 hour = 60 minutes study hours during the final three years in upper secondary school.

    All of the above subjects must be passed with a min. average of 2.0 on the Danish grading scale.

    Non-Danish applicants must include a copy of the original exam certificate and a transcript of records plus a state-authorized translation of their transcript of records in either Danish or English.

    English proficiency certificates

    All study programmes taught in English have requirements for English proficiency. Go here to find English proficiency requirements and how to document these.

    Admissions levels 

    See last year’s admissions levels via UddannelsesGuiden.dk under the tab "Professionshøjskolen VIA University College" (only in Danish).

    Admission with special permission

    If you do not fulfil the entry requirements but have other professional qualifications that can be equated to the missing entry requirements, you can apply for admission with special permission. Read more here. 

    Verification form

    Applicants who hold a non-Danish entry qualification must fill in the verification form in order to verify the hours of instruction of every needed subject during the final three years of upper secondary school as well as last received grade. 

    This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels. The verification form must be stamped and signed by your previous school in order to be accepted. The form must be submitted with your application at optagelse.dk.

    Download verification form (pdf).

    Assessment of your application

    All applicants applying before 15 March, 12:00 noon will be assessed based on the following:

    • Exam results from your entry examination (Upper secondary school)
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
      Please upload Employers Declaration at optagelse.dk 
    • Stays abroad (for a consecutive period of minimum 3 months)
    • Relevant courses of a duration of at least 6 months e.g. preparation courses for refugees and immigrants
    • Motivational letter

    Qualified applicants may be called for a personal interview, if relevant.


    You can apply for the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme via quota 1 or quota 2. The Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme enrolls 35 percent from quota 1 and 65 percent from quota 2.

    NB: We reserve the right not to create classes in the event of too few applicants. 

    Appeals – due to legal matters

    You can file a complaint with the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science, if the complaint concerns legal matters related to your decision. The deadline for submitting a complaint is 2 weeks from the day the decision is informed.

    This means that you can complain, if you believe the decision violates applicable laws, such as the Public Administration Act, the Act on Gender Equality, and general principles of administrative law. You cannot complain about academic assessments and specific judgements.

    If you still believe the decision violates applicable laws, you must send your complaint to VIA University College at apply@via.dk, no later than 2 weeks after the decision is informed. If the case is not reopened, VIA will forward the entire case to the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science.

    Complaint Manuals Guide — English (ufm.dk) 

  • Apply online through optagelse.dk. The application portal opens on 1 February every year. 

    Step-by-step guides on how to apply:

    EU applicants

    Non-EU applicants

    Danish applicants

    The area code for the programme is:

    Horsens 41165

    Application deadlines

    The application portal opens on 1 February every year.

    Deadline for international applicants is 15 March at 12 noon. Find deadlines for Danish applicants here

    Available study places

    All available study places will be published on 28 July here. In 2024, however, available study places will be published on 26 July, as 28 July will be on a Sunday.

  • As a student at the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme you get to use your technical knowledge, show your management and planning skills, and use your creativity. The classroom is usually buzzing with energy and students working in small groups on their projects, making 3D models in Revit, drawing details, analysing building materials, calculating budgets etc. You will become a part of a vibrant international environment where you can expect to meet international students from all over the world, as well as Danish students in class.

    Theory as well as practical teaching methods

    The programme is based on Problem Based Learning, therefore you will work with real-life projects and challenges, and develop your knowledge and skills through different ways of learning, for example classroom lectures, project- and group work, construction site visits as well as an internship in the 6th semester.

    The daily lectures will primarily take place in classrooms, however at certain occasions lectures will be held in large auditoriums. In between lectures you are expected to work on your project in your study group, putting theory into use.

    Working in study groups will be a huge part of your student life at the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme. Hence, working in groups, solving real-life challenges, will provide you with a solid learning foundation and a great understanding of the industry you will become a part of in your future career.

    In addition to the lectures provided by the programme, we also have various labs, workshops, summer schools, and innovation and entrepreneurship centers on campus, for example Makerspace with 3D printers, laser cutters and other types of equipment, VIA Student Incubator where we offer start-up counselling to all students at VIA, and much more.

    Close collaboration with industry

    The study programme collaborates with companies and organisations in the construction industry in order to provide you with newest knowledge and insight. You will get to visit companies and construction sites, where you can meet Architectural Technology and Construction Management graduates and learn more about their daily tasks.

    In addition, we invite lecturers from the industry to give you insight into the construction industry and their own career path.

    At the 6th semester, you get to work independently in a company during your internship, solving tasks with the other employees. You can do your internship in Denmark or abroad. We generally recommend our international students to do your internship in Denmark, because having a professional network greatly increases your chances of finding a job after graduating.

    Full time studies with preparation

    Be aware that the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme is full time and requires an average of 40 hours of studying per week.'

    See an example of a weekly schedule (pdf)

    Study environment

    When you are not studying, there will be plenty of other things to do at Campus. At VIA, we have a lot of different associations, which you are more than welcome to join. We have social, academic, and political associations, or you can join the social life at Friday bars, parties or by playing board games in the afternoon. Learn more about activities on and off campus here.

    In addition to social activities, we also help students wanting to start their own business in VIA Student Incubator, as well as career counselling in the Career Centre. 

    Campus Horsens has an international student environment with students from all over the world.

    Read more about all the facilities and services Campus Horsens has to offer here!

    Study start

    During the first days of your first semester, you will be introduced to your study programme, the lecturers, and the study environment at your new campus.  Moreover, we also have a huge focus on social activities, in order for you to get to know your fellow students.

    All new students at the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme will be assigned a mentor during their first semester. The mentor will set up and facilitate a number of meetings with the mentees, where you can discuss ups and downs in your student life and get help and guidance. The mentor is a student from a later semester and will help you get the best possible start to your studies. More about the mentor programme here.

    Most years, our programme starts in the end of August, but the final dates will be announced at MyVIA, VIA’s portal for students. You will get access to the site once you are enrolled at our programme.

    We are looking forward to meeting you! 

  • Whether you need to pay tuition fee or not depends on several criteria. For further information, go to the Tuition Fees page.

    Payment schedule and Terms of Payment for Architectural Technology and Construction Management (pdf)

    Terms and agreements

    Terms and agreements between partners and VIA University College can be seen in the different contracts under:

    Living Costs

    You should expect average monthly living costs between DKK 5000 and 7000 (roughly 650 - 900 EUR), including accommodation.

    Financial support

    Danish students can apply for SU. The bachelor's degree programme is approved for SU for the official duration of the programme. Foreign students are not eligible for the Danish educational support scheme (SU). Some exceptions are made for refugees and relatives of refugees and other foreign citizens. EU citizens may be eligible for SU, if they have a contract for 10-12 work hours per week. More information about SU for foreign students.

    Scholarships

    Each year, VIA awards a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified students from countries outside the EU and the EEA. The scholarship can be applied for by all current, international, and tuition-fee-paying students who have completed the first year of studies at VIA (2 semesters). This means that first year students cannot apply for a scholarship. A maximum of two full semesters can be awarded during studies at VIA.

  • 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, 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.

    More information

  • 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, architectural- or contracting companies – typical jobtitles ranging from project manager, construction designer or constructing architect.

    Do you want to be self-employed?

    You will not be limited to existing companies, when it is times to find a job. Several VIA graduates have chosen to start their own companies. With your own business, you can choose to work with precisely the areas you think are most exciting.

    VIA offers counselling for budding entrepreneurs through our Student Incubators.

    Further education

    After a successfully completed programme, you also have the option of pursuing further education, for example a Master’s degree. Contact your student counsellor to learn more.

    Career guidance

    Career Centre at VIA offers a range of career services to students. You can book a counselling session for advice on how to write a great CV or cover letter, updating your LinkedIn profile or how to look for jobs and internships in Denmark. 

    The Career Center regularly organises events and workshops where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.

    More about Career Center

  • 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 coordinators

  • The student counsellor can help you with questions regarding the programmes, selection criteria, admission requirements and - procedures.

    Lene Raaholdt 
    T: +45 87 55 41 53
    E: lrc@via.dk

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