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

February and September

About the Construction Technology study programme

  • The teaching philosophy at VIA Construction Technology consists of 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 dwellings

    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 dominant work method will be project work – carried out as group work whenever possible.

    4th semester – internship and final project

    In the 4th semester of the VIA Construction Technology programme, students go on internship and prepare a final project, which is also their examination.

    You can choose between two career pathways: production or construction project management.

    Production focuses on employment with manufacturers or suppliers of building products and construction products.

    Construction project management focuses on employment with architects or tradesmen and construction companies.

    More information

  • Admission requirements 

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

    Specific admission requirements

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

    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 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 relevant.

    You can apply for the Construction Technolgy programme via quota 1 or quota 2. The Construction Technology 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 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 classroom.

    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)

  • As a building technician you are the 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 trademens' 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 times to finding a job. Several construction technicians have chosen to start their own companies. With your own firm, you can choose to work in precisely those 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 successfully completing the Construction Technology programme, you can continue your education by becoming a Bachelor in Architectural Technology & Construction Management

  • 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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