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 and Aarhus

Study start

February and September

Internship

20 weeks

About the Architectural Technology and Construction Management study programme

  • More information

    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.

    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. 

    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.  

    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. 

    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. 

    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".

     

  • Admission requirements 

    • Upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam, or
    • The International or the European Baccalaureate

    General admission requirements

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

    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.

    You can also apply for admission based on a relevant vocational education, the Danish Admission course for Engineering programmes or a three year vocational education. If you apply based on a three year vocational education, you will also have to have passed Mathematics and English equivalent to a Danish C-level. 

    Applicants must have passed the above-mentioned subject with a minimum average weighted grade score of 02. If you are applying with a foreign exam, your grades will be converted into Danish grades. 

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

    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, 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).

    You can visit the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science to find help or to have your qualification evaluated by the Ministry before applying.

    English proficiency certificates

    All applicants will have to document English equivalent to a Danish B-level with a minimum average weighted grade score of 3,0 (min. 210 hours, 1 hour = 60 minutes during the final three years in upper secondary school). Use the verification form for this. The grades from the applicant’s High School Diploma will be converted into Danish grades. 

    Please note: In cases where applicants cannot meet the Danish B-level requirement or grade conversion is not possible, the applicant may provide other documentation. Please find an overview of accepted language test certificates and test scores on our page for VIA Language Assessment Centre.

    You may also choose to sit VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e), but you need to be present on Campus. Read more about the VIALAC test.

    Assessment of your application

    All applicants will be evaluated individually. We will be looking at:

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
      Please upload Employers Declaration (pdf) at optagelse.dk 
    • Stays abroad (for a consecutive period of minimum 3 months)
    • Relevant courses of at least 6 months duration e.g. preparation courses for refugees and immigrants
    • General motivation

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

    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 2 and 65 percent from quota 1. 

    Credit transfer

    Students who have completed relevant study activities at an institution of higher education may be allowed to transfer their credits to VIA, which may exempt the student from exams/courses of a study programme.

    Read more about credit transfer at VIA University College. 

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

     

  • The programme begins in August and February. 

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

    Fill in the application form and upload relevant documentation to optagelse.dk. 

    Please note that applicants applying without a Danish Civil registration number must send a signature page from optagelse.dk by email to apply@via.dk before 15 March at 12:00 noon.

    The area code for the programme is:

    • Horsens 41165
    • Aarhus 41175

    Application deadlines

    15 March, 12:00 noon

    • All international applicants
    • International and Danish applicants applying on the basis of a vocational education
    • Danish applicants applying on the basis of an international or foreign entry qualification
    • Danish quota 2 applicants and applicants applying for any kind of exemption

    5 July, 12:00 noon

    • Only Danish quota 1 applicants

    Response to your admissions request

    You will receive an answer to your admissions request on 28 July. 

    Should the 28 July fall on a Saturday or Sunday, you will receive an answer to your admissions request the Friday before.  

    Available study places

    Any available study places will be published on VIAs webpage “Available study places” on 28 July. 

    An application form can be found on VIAs webpage “Available study places” on 28 July. Applications for available study places will be handled manually. 

    Fee for Non-EU applicants

    Applicants from outside of the EU/EAA who do not hold a valid Danish residence permit, are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before their applications can be processed. The fee is to be paid at the time of application.

    Please visit the Admission site for further information about how to apply, the application fee, residence and work permits and how to follow your application.

  • Listed below is an overview of who is eligible for free tuition and who has to pay for tuition themselves. Are you a foreign applicant outside the EU membership, residing in Denmark and already have a Danish residence permit you must attach both your residence card (back and front) as well as your residence letter to your application on optagelse.dk. We need this in order to assess whether you must pay for tuition fee yourself or not. 

    Who is eligible for free tuition?

    • Applicants of a country that is a full member of the EU 
    • Applicants of Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein (EEA countries) or Switzerland
    • Applicants living in Denmark either with a permanent residence permit issued in Denmark or a residence permit with the possibility for permanent residence - noted as “MMF. varigt ophold” on front of the residence card
    • Applicants with a Residence permit as the accompanying child of a non-EU/EEA parent holding a residence permit based on employment (§9a and §9m of the Danish Aliens Act) 
    • Applicants with a temporary residence permit as a refugee on the grounds of family reunification (accompanying child) (§7. subsection 1, and subsection. 2, and § 8, subsection. 1 and 2, of the Danish Aliens Act)
    • Applicants with a temporary residence permit based on the Danish Aliens Act § 9.1, or § 9 c. 1, on the grounds of family reunification to a non-EU/EEA citizen with a residence permit (§ 7, subsection 1 or 2, or § 8, subsection 1 og 2,) 
    • A student on an exchange programme as part of a bilateral agreement with VIA University College

    When do you have to pay for tuition?

    • When you are a foreign applicant, living in Denmark with a temporary residence permit (with no possibility for permanent residence - noted as “MMF. varigt ophold” on the front of the residence card)
    • When you are a foreign applicant with residence outside of Denmark and need a Danish residence permit based on study
    • When you are an applicant with a temporary residence permit as a refugee based on §7, subsection 3 of the Danish Aliens Act

    Open the below pdf to learn more.

    Payment schedule and Terms of Payment (pdf)

    The prices are fixed for the official duration of your study programme. If you exceed the official duration of the study programme, the 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 University College 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:

    Applying for a visa

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

  • 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.

    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 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.

    Career counselling and events

    Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. You can make an appointment at Carrer Service Centre for advice on writing a good CV and Cover Letter, updating your LinkedIn profile and searching for jobs and internships.

    The career centre also organises events 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.

    Further education

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

    MSc 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 Master's level, for example:

    Northumbria University Newcastle

  • 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.

  • 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 in Horsens
    Lene Raaholdt 
    T: (+45) 87 55 41 53
    E: lrc@via.dk

    Aarhus

    Contact a student counsellor in Aarhus
    Goar Pallesen
    T: + 45 87 55 40 60
    E: gopa@via.dk

    You are also welcome to contact us if you have any general questions about VIA

    Horsens

    VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK-8700 Horsens
    T: +45 87 55 00 20
    E: stud.info@via.dk

    Opening hours:
    Lines are open: Monday - Thursday at 09:00-13:00
    Friday at 10:00-12:00

    Aarhus

    VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK-8000 Aarhus C 
    T: +45 87 55 40 60
    E: gopa@via.dk

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

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