Students from VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management

Become a planner and coordinator
on construction tasks

VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management

Bachelor

At VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management, you will have the opportunity to work with both large and small construction projects all the way from the start to completion.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Titel: Bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction Management

    Duration of the programme: 3 ½ years (210 ECTS). Full time course of study.

    Programme start: February and August. 

    Location of study: Horsens or Aarhus. Read more about Campus Horsens and Campus Aarhus C.

    Language: The programme is taught in English

    Curriculum: See current and former curricula

    Executive order: See the executive order (only in Danish).

    More information 

  • Structure and content

    You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments.

    The teaching philosophy at VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management involves a combination of theory lessons, assignments and project work. You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments and case studies.

    Your choice of projects will increasingly be influenced by your own interest and abilities.

    1st semester: Building plot and 1-2 storey dwelling

     Your first semester project will be a "single-family house," covering all aspects relating to situating the house on a plot, specifying and arranging rooms, selecting materials, selecting building services, costing, time management etc.

    2nd semester: Land plot and single family house

     The project methodology in the second semester will be applied to the following themes: Industry and Technology, International Project Week and Designing a Two-storey Single-family House with a Basement.

    3rd semester: Industrialised building design

     The overall theme in the 3rd semester is "Industrialised building design". As with the previous two semesters, the predominant work method will be project work - carried out as group work whenever possible.

    Please note: If you would like to become an AP Degree in Construction Technology, you can do a final project and dissertation in your 4th semester. 

    4th semester: Multi-storey buildings

    The overall theme in the 4th semester is “Multi-storey buildings with dwellings and commercial units”. This theme will define the framework for the projects to be carried out.

    5th semester: Refurbishment and conversion

    The main theme of the 5th semester is “Refurbishment and conversion”. As part of this theme, you will learn how to handle substantial changes in the function of a building, as well as construction principles and material composition for the conversion of an existing building, including civil engineering works.

    6th semester: Internship

    During this semester, you will take part in an internship in a company. The internship is an important part of your education where you will test your knowledge and skills in practice.

    7th semester: Bachelor Project 

    The Bachelor Project should reflect your skills within fields such as building, planning and management, structural design and building services. Your project should also reflect your abilitiy to combine the various disciplines you have learned during your programme. The final result should appear as clearly-defined, "total project".

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  • Enrolment

    Get information about the requirements for Danish and international applicants.

    Depending on whether you are a Danish or an international applicant please be aware of different admission requirements.

    Requirements for Danish applicants

    Quota 1

    Danish applicants need an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX) with C-level English (the levels referred to on this page refer the Danish levels) and C-level in mathematics. You must have passed English with a minimum mark of 02.

    Quota 2

    You can apply if you have a vocational education such as:

    • Mason (Level 2)
    • Concrete-layer
    • Paving-stone layer
    • Builder
    • Electrician (building automatic)
    • Machinist (Level 2)
    • Woodworker
    • Joiner
    • Technical designer

    If you have questions whether your educational background meet the admission requirements please contact the admission advisor at erhverv.info@via.dk

    You can also apply if you have a three year vocational education and have passed C-level English and C-level Mathematics.

    Criteria assessment

    All applications will be assessed individually. The following criteria are used when assessing the applications received:

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
    • Stays abroad (for a consecutive period of minimum 3 months)
    • Relevant courses of at least 6 months duration, e.g. preparation courses for refugees and immigrants
    • General motivation

    Qualified applicants may be called for a personal interview, if possible.

    Equivalent qualifications

    Each semester contains a complete and partial learning sequence with its own exams. This means it is possible for students to complete parts of the study programme with documented equivalent qualifications from another Danish or foreign educational institution.

    Requirements for international applicants

    • Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas. Send a copy of transcript of records translated to English.
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates. 

    The above certificates must provide evidence of a level in mathematics corresponding to a Danish C-level.

    The following criteria are used in the assessment of international applications:

    • Exam results from previous studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 30 hours work per week for at least 3 months)
    • Stays abroad (for a consecutive period of minimum 3 months)
    • Relevant courses of at least 6 months’ duration, e.g. preparation courses for refugees and immigrants
    • General motivation
    Credit transfer

    Students who have completed relevant study activities at a foreign 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.

    To apply for credit transfer you need to apply online at www.optagelse.dk

    It is very important that you upload all relevant documentation.

    As attachment you can fill out the Credit Transfer Application Form (pdf) as well as the Credit Transfer Agreement (pdf)

    Your credit transfer application must include:

    A certified copy of an examination certificate (e.g. transcript of records) that documents:

    • That you have passed the study activity
    • How many ECTS points the study activity is worth 

    Read more about credit transfer at VIA University College

    Verification form

    In order to provide documentation that applicants with a non-Danish entry qualification fulfil the admission requirements, a verification form should be submitted in addition to your diploma and other documents.

    The verification form is used to verify the hours of instruction (1 hour = 60 minutes) of every needed subject during the final three years of upper secondary school. This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels.

    Please note that the form is valid only when stamped and signed by your school. The form must be submitted with your application at www.optagelse.dk

    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.

    As documentation we accept the following internationally recognized language tests and minimum test score:

    IELTS An average band score of 6.5
    TOEFL Internet-based 83
    TOEFL Paper-based (valid until June 2019)  585
     TOEFL Paper-delivered  Reading – high (22-30)

    Listening – high (22-30)
    Writing – good (24-30)

    Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
    FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
    IB (International Baccalaureate)
    Group 1: All grades
    Group 2: English B HL, all grades
    English B SL, minimum grade 5

    Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date.

    If you are an international applicant who does not meet the required language skills, you may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e).

    Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand are exempt from the English language admission requirements.

    Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland do not need to be tested in English for the English speaking study programmes. Their high school diploma will be converted to Danish grade levels and they will then be assessed and admitted according to the requirements for Danish applicants. 

  • How to apply

    How to apply depends on whether you are a Danish or an international student.

    The programme begins twice a year, in August and February.

    August 

    Apply online through optagelse.dk. The application portal opens on 1 February every year.

    Fill in the application form and upload any relevant documentation to optagelse.dk. 

    Please note that applicants applying without a Danish Civil registration number must send a signature page from optagelse.dk by email to studieplads@via.dk before 15 March at 12:00 noon.

    The area code for the programme is:

    • Horsens 41165
    • Aarhus 41175

    February

    The application process for the programme start in February will be handled manually. Find the application form on the webpage 'Places available' (published in July).

    Application deadlines

    15 March, 12:00 noon

    • All international applicants
    • International and Danish applicants applying on the basis of a vocational education
    • Danish applicants applying on the basis of an international or foreign entry qualification
    • Danish quota 2 applicants and applicants applying for any kind of exemption

    5 July, 12:00 noon

    • Only Danish quota 1 applicants

    Fee for Non-EU applicants

    Applicants from outside of the EU/EAA who do not hold a valid Danish residence permit, are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before their applications can be processed. The fee is to be paid at the time of application.

    Please visit the Admission site for further information about how to apply, the application fee, residence and work permits and how to follow your application. 

  • Fees and tuition

    Here you can get information about tuition fee and more.

    You don't have to pay tuition fee if you come from:

    • Institutions which have signed a Bilateral Agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College
    • Countries which are full members of the EU, or Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein

    If you do have to pay a tuition fee, the total for the full course is EUR 46,000. This breaks down to EUR 7,500 for each of the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 semesters, except for EUR 1,000 for the 6th semester.

    Overview of fees and terms of payment

    Please open the Payment schedule and Terms of Payment to see the payment deadlines. You must be current with payments in order to get access to the first semester of the programme.

    The prices are fixed within the official duration of your study programme. If you exceed the official duration of the study programme, any following semester payments will correspond to the tuition fee at that time.

    VIA University College reserves the right to change tuition fees every year in October or whenever conditions necessitate such changes.

    If tuition fee is required you will always be invoiced directly from VIA University College. No partners are entitled to charge fees on behalf of our institution. If you are asked for additional payments by a VIA UC partner, please let us know.

    Application fee

    Application is free if you are from a country that is member of the EU. Applicants from all other countries are required to pay an application fee of 100 euro. The application fee must be paid in full when applying for the programme.

    Learn more about the application fee and how to pay 

    Terms and agreements

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

    When applying for a visa, remember to include a copy of your admission letter.

  • Internship

    Your internship teaches you things that you can’t learn in a classroom.

    An important part of the VIA University College programme is the opportunity to put theory-based results into use in the 'real world' by having one or more periods of internship.

    Whatever the direction of your studies, you will enjoy the experience of getting practical training in a company or in public administration and learn things that can not be taught in a classroom.

    We have an excellent cooperation regarding internship with local businesses in both Horsens and Aarhus, who enjoy working with the trainees we send them.

    We are also beginning to receive the same kind of positive feedback from both foreign-based companies and Danish companies operating abroad.

    This is important, since you can stay in Denmark or go abroad for your internship period.

    More information

  • Career guidance

    As a Bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction Management you will find exciting jobs.

    If you are intrigued by designing construction, planning and cost control or management of the entire building and construction process, the VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management Programme provides an ideal professional background.

    With a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology & Construction Management you will find exciting jobs and excellent career opportunities within consulting or contracting companies - either as a project manager or a construction designer.

    Do you want to be self-employed?

    You will not be limited to existing companies when it is times to find a job. Several Bachelors of Architectural Technology & Construction Management have chosen to start their own companies . With your own firm, you can choose to work with precisely the areas you think are most exciting.

    Help for your future career

    VIA Campus Horsens Career Service Centre helps you transition from being a student to being a part of the working world. The centre offers advice about your options. It can give you some good guidelines about salary and organizes Company Dating, where students and companies meet each other in an informal way.

    Further education

    After a successfully completed programme at VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management, you will have an opportunity for further education for example:

    MSc.Scient. Tech. in Construction and Civil Engineering with specialisation in "Construction and Civil Engineering" with specialisation in: 

    • Byggeledelse (Danish)
    • Bygningsinformatik (English)
    • Building Energy Design (English)
    • Risk and Safety Management (English)
    • Entrepreneurial Engineering (English)
    • Global Systems Design (English)
    • Produktion (Danish)

    When you graduate as a bachelor in Architectural Technology & Construction Management from VIA University College, you will have an excellent opportunity for further education at the Master's level, for example:

    Northumbria University Newcastle

  • International opportunities

    A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.

    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 cooperation agreements 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 one 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 these possibilities give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture.

    A study abroad experience also provides global insight and perspective. Today's business world is a global marketplace, so having a study abroad experience can be a positive for your CV.

  • Student counselling

    Get answers to your questions about VIA and the VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management Programme.

    The student counsellor can help you with:

    • Questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business
    • Admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures.

    Horsens

    Contact a student counsellor in Horsens
    Lene Raaholdt 
    T: (+45) 87 55 41 53
    E: lrc@via.dk

    Aarhus

    Contact a student counsellor in Aarhus
    Goar Pallesen
    T: + 45 61 98 74 20
    E: gopa@via.dk

  • Contact

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

    Horsens

     VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens
    T: +45 87 55 40 00
    E: erhverv.info@via.dk

    Opening hours:
    Lines are open: Monday - Thursday at 09:00-13:00
    Friday at 10:00-12:00

    Aarhus

    VIA Architectural Technology and Construction Management
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK - 8000 Aarhus C 
    T: +45 87 55 40 60
    E: gopa@via.dk

    Opening hours:
    Lines are open: Monday - Thursday at 08:00 – 15:00
    Friday at 08:00 – 14:00