Mechanical Engineering 

This programme will get you up to speed with current technological developments and give you the knowledge and tools to influence the technology of the future.




1 or 2 semesters (30 ECTS per semester)  

Campus city


Study start

February or August

About the Mechanical Engineering exchange programme

  • See our Course catalogue 

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

    A typical exchange student programme consists of 3-4 courses and a project worth between 5 and 15 ECTS credits. All students must have a total of at least 30 ECTS per semester.
    The students work on projects in groups of three or four.

    Please have a look at the timetables to see whether your choice works with the timetable. If it does not, you will have to find alternative courses. Please be aware the final time tables are ready app. 2 months prior to semester start.

    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.

    Project work 

    Many exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life challenges into study programmes. You will typically be working in groups of four to analyse and solve a problem, sometimes in cooperation with a company. 

    All teams will be assigned one or more supervisors. The supervisors will assist you in forming teams and finding possible ideas for projects, and they will guide you through your project work. 

    Evaluation and exams 

    During the course of study there will be a number of tests and exams – both oral and written. Your performance will be assessed by an examiner.

    We have an ongoing dialogue with industry in order to make sure that our programme provides you with the skills and qualifications you will need on the job.


    The programme is taught in English 

    Other documents:

  • Before you begin the exchange programme at VIA University College, you must have completed a part of and usually this means you have completed the first two years of a Bachelor Degree 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. For more information, please see:

    English proficiency requirements

    More information

    Read about credit transfer

  • 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 coordinator: 

    Anna Kronborg Bell
    T: +45 87 55 43 18

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

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

    T: +45 87 55 40 00

    Opening hours

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