Mechanical Engineering

At the Mechanical Engineering programme you will work with innovation, product development and design. You will gain insight into sustainable materials, technologies and construction, while learning to include social, economic and environmental conditions in the development of new products. Study Mechanical Engineering – and take part in constructing a more sustainable future.


The programme is not open for application


Bachelor's degree


3 ½ years (210 ECTS)

Campus city


Study start



20 weeks

See the Danish Programme

The Programme Mechanical Engineering is no longer open for application. For Danish speaking students, we offer the bachelor programme Maskiningeniør if you want to combine engineering, innovation and product development.

About the Mechanical Engineering study programme

  • The mechanical engineer degree programme is professionally oriented and structured. In the courses at the programme you will work with innovation and processes of development – from the first ideas to the design of the final product. Mechanical Engineering is a broad education, where you get the opportunity to get a portfolio of many engineering skills, which you can use independently of which field you want to work in.

    During the Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering and the industrial sector. These courses will give you a more specialised 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, digitalisation, 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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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, 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
      Danish Admission course for Engineering programmes or
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates

    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*)

    *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)

    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 Mechanical Engineering (pdf)

    Terms and agreements

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

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

    Since this is a professional bachelor's degree programme, you are required to do an internship in the 5th semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and also to practice a number of valuable skills. 


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

    The internship will also make you more employable, since work-readiness is a top priority to employers when they look for graduates to fill vacancies. 

    The internship has a dual purpose. You will begin to understand what’s in your professional future while you are still preparing for it, and you will gain useful contacts with employers within your field of study. 

    Where will the internship take place? 

    That is up to you. You can do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad. 


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

  • With a professional bachelor’s degree in Mechanical 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. As a Mechanical Engineer, you can apply for jobs such as Construction Engineer, Development Engineer, Project Manager, Energy Consultant, Environmental Consultant or Production Manager.

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

    With a professional bachelor’s degree in Mechanical 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 specialised skills within the mechanical- and industry sector. 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.

    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.

    Read more about the Career Service Centre here.

    Further education 

    When you graduate as a Mechanical Engineer, you will have the opportunity to continue with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in Denmark or other countries. 

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

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

    You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    VIA Mechanical Engineering
    Banegaardsgade 2
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 00 20 

    Opening hours

    Monday - Thursday at 07:30 – 15:30
    Friday at 07:30 – 14:30 

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