Civil Engineering 

At Civil Engineering you will get a solid understanding of the entire construction process and get a chance to work with engineering-related tasks.


The programme is not open for application


Bachelor's degree


3 ½ years (210 ECTS)

Campus city


Study start



20 weeks

Civil engineering bachelor

See the Danish Programme

The Programme Civil Engineering is no longer open for application.

For Danish speaking students, we offer the bachelor programme Bygningsingeniør if you want to combine engineering and construction.


About the Civil Engineering study programme

  • During the Civil Engineering programme, you will attend a broad range of courses. The more general ones are going to prepare you for the world of engineering. Alongside this, you will also attend courses, that are directly related to the field of Civil Engineering and the construction industry. These courses will give you a more specialized profile that makes you stand out compared to students enrolled at other engineering programmes at VIA. At all VIA’s engineering programmes, we have independently from which field you are enrolled at, a focus on sustainability, digitalization, innovation and entrepreneurship. These are fundamental elements, which we are working with during the entire programme and it will be naturally implemented in the lessons, projects during the semesters and internships.

    Information about computer requirements

    We recommend that you acquire a PC with the the appropriate specifications before starting at VIA.

    Read about computer requirements before your programme start (pdf)



  • The courses at the Civil Engineering programme consist primarily of classroom teaching. Classes are based on project work with emphasis on problem-based learning. Project work is based on concrete cases from real businesses. Your lessons vary between theory and practice. This means, that your will learn academic theories of engineering and how to transfer theories to practical tasks, projects and cases. Project work takes place both individually and in teams. In the early stages of the study programme you will be introduced to your teammates.

    Company visits

    At VIA, we educate engineers in close cooperation with businesses. Therefore, we organise company visits during your studies, at which you can meet fully-trained Civil Engineers, who will introduce you to their workdays and tasks. By that, you will learn how different companies operate, what the day-to-day tasks are like for a Civil Engineer and what you can expect, when you finish your studies.

    Because of the close cooperation with businesses and the insight into the workdays of Civil Engineers you will get specialised skills which will motivate and dedicate you to your studies.

    Study start

    During the first days of your first semester, you will be introduced to your study programme and the study environment at your new campus. Study start is comprised of both academic introduction to your programme as well as social activities, where you get to know your fellow students. Furthermore, you will get an introduction to the brand new Campus Horsens and the city of Horsens.

    As a part of study start, you will meet your lecturers, student counsellors and mentors. They are all ready to answer your questions and tell you about your new study programme. An experienced student from the Civil Engineering programme will be assigned to you as your mentor and help you settle in your new role as a student at VIA.

    Most of our programmes have study start in the end of August, but the final programme and dates will be announced at VIA’s intranet for students. You will get access to the site if you are enrolled at one our programmes.

    Study environment

    You have the opportunity to emerge yourself in the study environment once you are enrolled.

    At VIA, we have a lot of different associations, which you are more than welcome to join. We have both social, academic and political , or you can join the social life at Friday bars, parties or by playing board games in the afternoon.

    Campus Horsens

    The Civil Engineering programme is based at our Campus in Horsens.

    Our new campus based in the town center of Horsens. The new campus is located right next to the train station, and therefore, it is easy to commute to campus. As a student at Campus Horsens, you will be a part of a brand new study environment with 3,700 students, 28 study programmes and the centre of VIA’s engineering programmes.

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

    Read more about Campus Horsens.



  • Admission requirements 

    • Upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam or
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates
      Danish Admission course for Engineering programmes

    Specific admission requirements:

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

    • Mathematics equivalent to a Danish A-level (min. 375 hours*) and
    • Physics equivalent to a Danish B-level (min. 190 hours*) or Geoscience equivalent to a Danish A-level and
    • Chemistry equivalent to a Danish C-level (min. 75 hours*) or Biotechnology equivalent to a Danish A-level (min. 375 hours*) 

    *1 hour = 60 minutes. Study hours during the final three years in upper secondary school.

    Applicants must have passed the above-mentioned subjects with a minimum average weighted grade 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 their transcript of records in either Danish or English.

    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

    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 here. 


    Mathematics is the "language" of engineers. Good mathematical knowledge is therefore important as a student in an engineering program - both to understand the mathematical concepts, but also to be able to apply mathematics.

    If your secondary school mathematics syllabus does not include all topics listed, you can with great advantage practice mathematics before the study-start, as it will make it easier for you to follow the mathematics lessons. List of mathematics competencies recommended for the program. Download list. 

    In connection with the programs' first mathematics and science courses, we offer consulting lessons, where new students can get help with math upgrade. In addition, you can get help to assignments by tutors.

    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. 

    Conditional acceptance

    Conditional acceptance means that you can apply for admission to the programme even though you do not fulfil the admission requirements at the time of application. Contact the student counsellor for more information.  

    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 is not open for application

  • 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 Civil Engineering (pdf)

    Terms and agreements

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

  • One important aspect of the VIA University College programme is the opportunity to put classroom theories into practice by having one or more periods of internship.  

    No matter what you study, you will have the chance to get practical training in a company or in public administration. There, you can learn things that can not be taught in a classroom. 

    We have an excellent cooperation with local businesses when it comes to internship. They appreciate the trainees from VIA Civil Engineering.   

    You can either go abroad or stay in Denmark for your internship period. 

    Further information: Students on work placement (pdf)

  • With a professional bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering you are well prepared for the labour market. At VIA, we educate engineers in close cooperation with the business community. During the entire education you will be in close contact with businesses, which could become your future employers. Practice orientation is the cornerstone of VIA’s study programmes, and it will prepare you for your future work life as an engineer.

    The opportunities are many, and Civil Engineers are in demand in Denmark (source

    With a professional bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at VIA, you will have a backpack filled with useful skills. You will possess a wide range of engineering skills, personal- and commercial skills and more specialized skills within the construction industry. Those skills will make you a whole and qualified engineer. Furthermore, as a VIA-engineer you will be prepared for working in teams with colleagues of other backgrounds and thereby colleagues, who possesses different skills and knowledge than you. By that, you are well prepared to be a part of an interdisciplinary team at your future work place.

    As a Civil Engineer, you will have the ability to work in bridge and road construction, port construction, industrial construction, housing or geothermal and solar heating. 

    This means you will have a lot of job opportunities when you graduate. 

    Most graduates are employed by contractors, engineering firms, or turnkey businesses in Denmark or abroad. Many also work for public authorities. 

    Do you want to be self-employed?

    Existing companies are not the only place you can find a job: some structural engineers who graduate from VIA choose to start their own companies. That way you can choose to work with precisely the areas of engineering you find most exciting. 

    Career counselling and events

    Career Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. You can make an appointment at Career 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

    When you graduate as a Civil Engineer from VIA University College, you will have an excellent opportunity for further education on a Master’s level abroad as well as in Denmark, for example at Aalborg University.

  • To enrich the study experience and help create cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad. We also welcome foreign students from our partner institutions. 

    At Campus Horsens, we have agreements with approximately 200 institutions in 33 Countries, both in Europe and in the world beyond. 

    This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for a 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 of these options 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 a study abroad experience is something many companies would like to see on your CV. 

    Contact our international coordinators

  • Questions regarding the programme:

    Contact the student counselling:

    T: +45 87 55 43 20 

    Questions regarding admission: 

    Marlene Sand
    Telefon: 87 55 43 20

    Academic counselling

    To get academic counselling regarding the programmes, contact an academic counsellor who can help you with a more detailed description of your future study programme, optional courses, specialisations etc.: 

    Lotte Lassen
    T: +45 87 55 42 69

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

    VIA Civil Engineering
    Banegaardsgade 2
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 00 20

    Opening hours

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

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