Civil Engineering

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




1 or 2 semesters (30 ECTS per semester)

Campus city


Study start

February and August


This exchange programme will not admit new students effective fall semester 2023

About the Civil Engineering exchange programme

  •  See the course catalogue - Civil Engineering

    The course catalogue for the following academic year is ready around March 1. 

    You must have a total of at least 30 ECTS credits per semester (a maximum of 35 ECTS credits). Exchange students at VIA’s engineering programmes must choose from the courses in the course catalogue. A semester study programme should consist of 3-4 courses and a project worth between 10 and 15 ECTS credits

    You are welcome to choose courses across the engineering programmes, but please make sure you meet the academic requirements for the courses you wish to take. 

    Why choose this programme?

    Do you want to utilize your profession solving real life problems and learn how to do it in cooperation with other professions in a truly cross-national environment VIA offers you a unique opportunity!


    Our focus is on obtaining durable solutions through knowledge. We do this by combining professional skills with cooperation competencies framing it all within a sustainability approach,testing the outcome through prototyping at all levels.

    Learning outcomes

    During the programme, you will develop your technical skills alongside exploiting the synergy of performing in teams.  Our graduates possess an approach and methodology to solve the problems of tomorrow.

    Teaching style

    Teaching is structured around class tutorials, assignments, lab exercises and workshop practice.

    Classes are small in order to allow group discussions and provide individualised attention. Focus is on active, student-centred learning to develop critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

    Theory in classroom sessions is taught in the form of applied problem-based projects, preparing you for the working world.

    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 according to your performance on in-course assignments, tests, presentations and written and oral examinations. The varied assessment methods support you in developing skills which you can benefit from in your future career.

    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 catalogue. 


    The programme is taught in English

    Other documents:

  • Before you begin the exchange programme at VIA University College, you must have the first two years of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent at your home university. Please pay attention to the prerequisites described in the course catalogue and be sure you meet the prerequisites for the courses you choose.

    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. Please be aware the test must not be more than two years old. For more information, please see:

    English proficiency requirements

    Read about credit transfer at VIA University College

  • 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

  • Contact our International Senior Adviser:

    Anna Kronborg Bell
    T: +45 87 55 15 05

    VIA Civil Engineering
    Banegaardsgade 2
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 40 00

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