Construction Technology

Do you want to learn how to plan building projects? And would you like to have a broad understanding of the various building stages? Then be a building technician!

Type

Academy Profession (AP) degree

Duration

2 years (140 ECTS)

Campus city

Horsens

Study start

September

About the Construction Technology study programme

  • At the Construction Technology study programme, you will learn to plan building projects and get a broad understanding of the various building stages. 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 Construction Technology 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: Internship and final project

    At the 4th semester of the VIA Construction Technology programme, you go on internship and prepare a final project, which is also your examination.
    You can choose between two career pathways: production or construction project management.

    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, no. 97 of 25 January 2021

    **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. 125 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.

    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).

    Assessment of your application

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

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months). Please upload an Employers Declaration (pdf) at optagelse.dk. Find the form 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

    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. All applicants in quota 2 can expect to be invited for an admission interview. 

    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 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

    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 (pdf)

    Terms and agreements

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

  • Your internship teaches you things that you can't learn in a clasroom. 

    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 practical training in a company or public administration and learn things that cannot be taught in a classroom.

    We have excellent cooperation partners for internship: 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, as it means you can stay in Denmark or go abroad for your internship period.

    For further information: Students on work placement (pdf)

  • When you graduate, you are a building or construction technician. As a building technician you are the building site’s unifying leader. You will have the skills to discuss the general principles of construction with architects and builders. At the same time, you will be the tradesmen’s' sparring partner when solving technical challenges or choosing materials.

    With a degree in construction technology, you can find work in many types of companies related to the construction industry – typically among architects, contractors, builders and manufacturers of building elements.

    Do you want to be self-employed?

    You will not be limited to existing companies when it is time to find a job. Several construction technicians have chosen to start their own companies. As an entrepreneur, you can choose to work in precisely those 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 by continuing at the Architectural Technology and Construction Management bachelor programme at VIA. 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 work placement 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 46
    E: lrc@via.dk

     

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