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 (at least 30 ECTS per semester)  

Campus city


Study start

February or August

About the Mechanical Engineering exchange programme

  • Academic calendar:

     Spring semester 2020 (pdf) 


    The programme is taught in English 

    See our Course catalogue 

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

    Project work 

    All exchange students carry out a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life challenges into study programmes. You will typically be working in teams of four to analyze and solve a problem, sometimes in cooperation with a company. 

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


    The timetables shows the days and times each course is taught. 

    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.

    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.

  • VIA University College expects you to have completed part of your degree course at your home university. In most cases, this will be the first two years of a B.Sc. 


    You must bring a laptop to all classes at VIA.

    Computer requirements: WIFI connection and ability to run Windows 7 or above.


    • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 
    • Open GL graphics card 
    • Min. 8 GB RAM 
    • 100 GB Free Disc Space 
    • SSD hard disc – 250 GB free disc space 16 GB RAM 
    • INTEL i7processor 
    • Nvidia Quadro graphics card 
    • Full HD 

    A large amount of software is available for free at VIA, so don’t invest in any software before the semester starts.

    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


    If you need further information, please contact our International coordinator:

    Lise Hjerrild
    T: 45 87 55 43 18

    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

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

    Read more about our student counselling on campus.

    Contact our International coordinator: 

    Lise Hjerrild
    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