Climate and Supply Engineering 

If you’re interested in ensuring a supply of clean drinking water, protecting groundwater, and developing the energy supply of the future, then Climate and Supply Engineering is for you.

Type

Bachelor's degree

Duration

3½ years (210 ECTS)

Campus city

Horsens

Study start

August

Internship

20 weeks

About the Climate and Supply Engineering study programme

  • The teaching is a mixture of classroom lessons and project work, in which theory is typically taught through assignments, cases and projects. You will experience a practice-oriented form of teaching rather than lectures. 

    You will work both individually and in groups, and always in a project oriented manner. 

    In each semester you will work on a cross disciplinary project that combines the different subjects taught during the semester in a final project. You will notice your project work skills improving from one semester to the next. 

    Most projects will be carried out in cooperation with companies. VIA University College works closely with the utility sector, so you will be able to approach your project work from a practical angle. 

    During the seventh and last semester, more than half of the time has been set aside for your final Bachelor project on a topic of your choice. 

    1st semester – Soil and water 

    The overall theme for the first semester is "Soil and Water". You learn to use the most common principles within landscape design, planning, and project descriptions. You will also learn to build and design underground installations for water, waste-water and district heating. 

    2nd semester – Climate and environment 

    The overall theme for the second semester is “Climate and Environment”. You will be assigned to evaluate the effects of climate and use collected data in a project context. 

    3rd. semester – Land development and construction

    The overall theme for the third semester is "Land Development and Construction”. In this semester, you will plan and create a project for digging work in connection with utility lines and evaluate the financial costs. At the same time, you will calculate simple hydraulic conditions in the grid and design routes for the grid. 

    4th semester – Supply and distribution

    The overall theme for the fourth semester is "Supply and Distribution”. You will analyse data for a supply area, and make both professional and financial decisions about materials and products in the construction of utility lines. 

    5th semester – Internship 

    During the fifth semester, you will do a 20-week internship in a Danish or foreign company. You will get a chance to try out your theoretical knowledge in practice, and get a taste of the work you will carry out as a trained utility engineer. 

    Your internship will give you the experience and knowledge you can use in the remainder of your studies. 

    6th and 7th semester – Specialisation and bachelor project 

    During the sixth and seventh semester you can target your studies within the subject areas of the programme. In the seventh semester you will write your bachelor project. More than half of your time will be set aside for your bachelor project, in which you will typically work together with a utility company or consulting engineer company.

    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)

     

  • Admission requirements

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

    General admission requirements:

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

    • Mathematics equivalent to a Danish A-level (min. 375 hours*) and
    • Physics equivalent to a Danish B-level (min. 200 hours*) or Geoscience equivalent to a Danish A-level (min. 375 hours)* 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 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.

    Maths syllabus

    Applicants with non-Danish entry qualifications must also fill in the mathematics form by ticking off the topics included/not included in your previous studies.
    If your secondary school mathematics syllabus does not include all topics listed, you may be required to participate in a two-week compulsory mathematics course at VIA University College before study start. Please find more information in the Course description (pdf).

    Download Mathematics 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.

    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.

    Assessment of your application

    All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous studies, we will also take in to account other qualifications, such as:

    • Stays abroad
    • Work experience
    • General motivation

    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.

    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 e-mail to apply@via.dk before 15 March at 12:00 noon. 

    The area code for the programme is 49705.

    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 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 agreement 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.

  • Experience the working world 

    Doing an internship is a great way to get first-hand work experience and gain access to the best graduate jobs. 

    Because the Climate and Supply Engineering degree programme is a professional Bachelor's degree programme, you are required to do an internship in the fifth semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and practice a number of valuable skills. 

    Benefits

    You will benefit from working in a real-life environment and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a Climate and Supply Engineer. 

    Your internship will also improve your employability, as work-readiness is a top priority for employers when they look for graduates to fill vacancies. 

    The internship has a dual purpose. You will get to know what your professional future holds while you are still preparing for it, and you will make contacts with employers within the field of your study. 

    Where to go? 

    You may do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad. 

    Duration 

    The minimum period for a internship is 20 weeks of full-time work.

  • The hallmark of the programme is its international focus and the inter-disciplinary skills that make you attractive to a wide range of companies. 

    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

    When you graduate as a Climate and Supply Engineer, you will have opportunities to continue with a Master in Denmark or other countries. 

    Double-degree programmes 

    Our double-degree programme also offers the possibility of obtaining two degrees in almost the same time as it would take to do two separate degrees.

  • 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 possibilities give you an opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture. 

    Today's business world is a global marketplace, so having a study abroad experience can be positive for your CV. 

    For more information please contact our international coordinators

  • The student counsellor can help you with questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business, admissions requirements, selection criteria and admissions procedures. 

    Contact our student counsellors’ office Monday - Thursday 09:00-13:00 and Friday 10:00-12:00 at: 

    E: stud.info@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 43 20   

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

     

    VIA Climate and Supply Engineering
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 00 20
    E: horsens@via.dk 

    Opening hours

    Lines are open:
    Monday - Thursday at 07:45 – 15:30
    Friday at 07:45 – 14:30 

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