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

What is it like to be a VIA Engineer?

At VIA we educate engineers, who are going to answer the questions we do not know yet. And engineers, who will create the solutions of the future.

VIA Engineers are “Made to Make”. We educate engineers in close cooperation with the business community and have an eye for the world, we are going to develop, take care of, and make smarter.

About the Climate and Supply Engineering study programme

  • At the Climate and Supply Engineering study programme, you will work with engineering related tasks in the supply sector from day one.

    You will get relevant teaching in mathematics, physics and chemistry to form the scientific foundation for working with complex solutions requiring complex calculations.

    The programme consists of both general engineering-related courses in collaboration with our other engineering programmes, as well as courses specialised in the field of climate and supply. At all VIA’s engineering programmes, we have, independently from which field you are enrolled at, a focus on sustainability, digitalisation, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will also be able to specialise in a specific field if you wish.

    Teaching methods

    The programme consists of practice-oriented teaching with a mix of classroom lessons and project-oriented work. To the furthest extent possible, we plan the teaching, so that you learn theories through concrete assignments, tasks, cases and projects.

    We always use projects “from the real world”, to ensure that you work with solving actual problems, not textbook assignments.

    Information about computer requirements

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

    Read about computer requirements before your programme start (pdf) 

    Programme structure

    1st semester – Sustainable Urban Development

    The overall theme of the 1st semester is ‘Introduction to climate change and sustainable supply’. Expanding cities are a challenge – how can we accommodate that growth in a sustainable way? In this context the semester project focuses on turning a green field into an environmentally friendly residential area.

    2nd semester – Climate Change Adaption and Supply Infrastructure

    At the second semester, you will complete a project, where you must plan an infrastructural project assignment. The project aims to provide students with the understanding of a basic concept of planning and distribution of supply lines for drinking water and district heating supply, and for a management of wastewater and rainwater.

    3rd semester – Process Engineering

    The overall theme of the 3rd semester is processes in water, wastewater and energy supply systems. You will complete a project with focus on analyses and calculations of processes related to optimising an existing supply process (drinking water, wastewater or district heating).

    4th semester – Urban Infrastructure and Climate Adaption

    At the fourth semester, project work is being carried out to focus on upgrading of intersections in urban areas with associated design, adaptation and modelling of the supply pipelines as well as planning of the execution of selected construction constructions. The project will be conducted in a multidisciplinary manner with Danish and International Climate and Supply Engineering students as well as students from Civil Engineering.

    5th 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.

    6th semester and 7th semester – Specialisation, electives and bachelor project

    On 6th and 7th semester, you may specialize your education by choosing elective courses within the same subject area. Alternatively, you can choose freely between all subject areas. Specialisations are e.g. Water Supply, Waste Water Supply, District Heating, all with a focus on climate change and climate adaptation.

    A bachelor project concludes the programme, accounting for 15 ECTS of the full 210 ECTS.

    Facts

    More information

  • The courses at the Climate and Supply Engineer 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 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 Climate and Supply 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 Climate and Supply 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 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 Climate and Supply 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.

    We are looking forward to meet you!

    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 Climate and Supply 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 2,900 students, 27 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 or
    • 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 (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*)
    • English equivalent to a Danish B-level (min. 210 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-authorised 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.

    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)

    Math Syllabus

    Applicants with non-Danish entry qualifications should be aware that it is advisable that the Mathematics topics listed in the math syllabus were included in previous studies.

    Assessment of your application

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

    • Grade point avarage of Mathematics equivalent to the Danish A level
    • Work experience. Please upload Employers Declaration (pdf) at optagelse.dk 
    • Relevant courses
    • Other relevant documented qualifications

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

    You can apply for the Climate and Supply Engineering programme via quota 1 or quota 2. The Climate and Supply Engineering 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.

  • 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 49705

    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

    Any available study places will be published on 28 July here.

  • 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 Climate and Supply Engineering (pdf)

    Terms and agreements

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

  • 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.

  • As a fully trained climate and supply engineer, you will work with a sustainable supply of water and heat to the large urban communities of the future and protection against floods from cloudbursts. As a graduate climate and supply engineer, you will be able to find jobs in a supply company, a consulting engineering company, in the public sector or with an environmental organization. You also have the opportunity to study further on a master's degree

    As a Climate and Supply Engineer you will work with sustainable supply of water and heat to the large urban communities of the future and protection against floods from cloudbursts. You will get to contribute to ensuring a supply of clean drinking water, protecting groundwater, and developing the energy supply of the future. Skills that are in-demand all over the world.

    You can apply for jobs in utility companies, consultancy firms, contracting companies, in the public sector or an NGO.

    The opportunities are many, and Climate and Supply Engineers are in high demand in Denmark.

    With a professional bachelor’s degree in Climate and Supply 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.

    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.

    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. Contact your student counsellor to learn more.

    Career guidance

    Career Service 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 Service 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 Service 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 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. 

    Contact our international coordinators.

  • Questions regarding the programme:

    Contact the student counselling: 

    eng.studycounselling@via.dk

    T: +45 87 55 43 20 

    Questions regarding admission: 

    Marlene Sand
    Telefon: 87 55 43 20
    E-mail: stud.info@via.dk

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

    VIA Climate and Supply Engineering
    Banegaardsgade 2
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

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

    Opening hours

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

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