Civil Engineering

Our programme provides you with skills and knowledge needed to manage structural calculations, drawings, soil mechanics, road design and calculations.

Type

Exchange 

Duration

1 or 2 semesters (at least 30 ECTS)

Campus city

Horsens

Study start

February and August

Internship

20 weeks

About the Civil Engineering exchange programme

  • Academic calendar:

    Autumn Semester 2019 (pdf) Spring Semester 2020 (pdf) 

    Language:

    The programme is taught in English 

    As an exchange student, you may choose courses from our International Course Catalogue from the link below. Courses have been arranged in course area order:

    You must have a total of at least 30 ECTS credits per semester (a maximum of 35 ECTS credits). A typical exchange student programme consists of 3-4 courses and a project of 10 or 15 ECTS credits. 

    You are welcome to choose courses across study programmes, but please double-check with the timetables, as some courses take place at the same time.

    If you cannot find a course with the subject matter you want, please contact our International coordinator:

    Hanne Miller
    E: hami@via.dk (application procedure).

    They will help you find the right course combination to fit your individual profile.

    Project work

    We recommend that all exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life contexts into the study programmes. Typically, students work in teams of 2-4 on a problem that they would like to analyse and solve - sometimes in cooperation with a company.

    Staff from the faculties will assist students in forming teams and finding possible ideas for projects. All teams will be assigned one or more supervisors. These supervisors will guide students through their project work.

    Evaluation and exams

    Your learning outcome will be assessed through in-course assignments, tests, presentations and examinations.

    Assessments are based on the following types of examinations:

    • Written or oral examinations
    • In-class tests
    • Oral examination with a project report, and an oral group presentation as the basis of an individual examination
    • Approval of participation in tuition activities according to criteria stipulated in the course description
    • Combinations of the above.

    Examinations are organised as individual tests assessed by external or internal examiners. For external examinations, an external examiner appointed by the Danish Ministry of Education will be called in. For internal examinations, the assessment will be done by lecturers appointed by VIA University College.

    More information about examinations is contained in the course description. 

  • VIA University College expects international students taking part of their degree course at VIA University College to have already completed part of their degree course at their home university. In most cases, this means the first two years of a B.Sc.

    We work in close cooperation with the students' home universities. This collaboration is to ensure the student receives credit at his or her home university for each course successfully completed at VIA University College.

    A Danish bachelor’s degree

    Students who have completed 2 years = 120 ECTS of study at their home university are permitted to attend the exchange transfer programme at Department of Civil Engineering and be awarded a Danish bachelor degree upon completion of internship and 1 year = 60 ECTS of study in VIA University College.

    The internship must have a duration of at least 20 weeks awarding a full 30 ECTS. The 1 year of study must award 60 ECTS equivalent for a total of 90 ECTS.

    Contact our International coordinator Hanne Miller at hami@via.dk or +45 87 55 43 19 to discuss the application procedure.

    Documentation of your current English language level 

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (certificate is required), as you must be able to understand spoken English when following courses and be able to write assignments and reports in English.

    As documentation, we accept confirmation of a B2 level from your home institution or one of the following internationally recognised language tests: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or the Cambridge ESOL test. For more information, please see:
    Information about VIA Language Assessment Centre

  • Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.

    If an agreement exists, you will be able to fill in the application form. Please be aware that VIA must receive a nomination from your home institution as well.

    Go to the application portal to apply now

  • Exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    Per definition, exchange stays are an exchange of one or more students between partner universities and therefore, exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    If you do not know, if your institution is a partner of VIA, please contact the international office at your home institution. If your institution is not a partner of VIA and you would like us to discuss the possibility of establishing an exchange agreement with your home institution, please contact us at bell@via.dk.

  • Students having completed 2 years = 120 ECTS of study at their home university may attend the exchange transfer programme at VIA Civil Engineering and be awarded a Danish bachelor degree upon completion of internship and 1 year = 60 ECTS of study in VIA University College.

    The internship must have a duration of at least 20 weeks awarding a full 30 ECTS and the 1 year of study must award 60 ECTS equivalent to a total of 90 ECTS.

    Contact our International Coordinator Hanne Miller, hami@via.dk or +45 87 55 43 19 to discuss the application procedure.

    Read more about internships on the website of the bachelor programme in Civil Engineering.

  • If you are not sure which study programme is right for you, it might be helpful for you to talk to a student counsellor.

    Contact our International coordinator:

    Hanne Miller 
    E: hami@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 43 19

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

    VIA Civil Engineering
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 40 00
    E: horsens@via.dk

    Opening hours

    Lines are open:

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