Supply engineers

Be a first mover on water supply climate adaption and renewable energy

VIA Supply Engineering

Bachelor

If you’re interested in ensuring a supply of clean drinking water, protecting groundwater, and developing the energy supply of the future, then Supply Engineering is for you.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Bachelor in Supply Engineering – Water, Wastewater and District Heating 

    Duration of the programme: 3½ years (210 ECTS). Full time course of study. 

    Programme start: August 

    Study location: Horsens. Read more about Campus Horsens

    Language: The programme is taught in English 

    Curriculum: See current and former curriculum

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

    See the study activity model 

    See average grade and statistics of VIAs programmes (only in Danish)

  • Structure and content

    You will work with engineering tasks from the utility industry from day one. 

    The teaching is a mixture of classroom lessons and project work, in which theory is typically taught through assignments, cases and projects. You will experience a practice-oriented form of teaching rather than lectures. 

    You will work both individually and in groups, and always in a project-oriented manner. 

    In each semester you will work on a cross-disciplinary project that combines the different sub-jects taught during the semester in a final project. You will notice your project work skills improving from one semester to the next. 

    Most projects will be carried out in co-operation with companies. VIA University College works closely with the utility sector, so you will be able to approach your project work from a practical angle. 

    During the seventh and last semester, more than half of the time has been set aside for your final Bachelor project on a topic of your choice. 

    1st semester – Soil and water 

    The overall theme for the first semester is "Soil and Water". You learn to use the most common principles within landscape design, planning, and project descriptions. You will also learn to build and design underground installations for water, waster-water and district heating. 

    2nd semester – Climate and environment 

    The overall theme for the second semester is “Climate and Environment”. You will be assigned to evaluate the effects of climate and use collected data in a project context. 

    3rd. semester – Land development and construction

    The overall theme for the third semester is "Land Development and Construction”. In this semester, you will plan and create a project for digging work in connection with utility lines and evaluate the financial costs. At the same time, you will calculate simple hydraulic conditions in the grid and design routes for the grid. 

    4th semester – Supply and distribution

    The overall theme for the fourth semester is "Supply and Distribution”. You will analyse data for a supply area, and make both professional and financial decisions about materials and products in the construction of utility lines. 

    5th semester – Internship 

    During the fifth semester, you will do a 20-week internship in a Danish or foreign company. You will get a chance to try out your theoretical knowledge in practice, and get a taste of the work you will carry out as a trained utility engineer. 

    Your internship will give you the experience and knowledge you can use in the remainder of your studies. 

    6th and 7th semester – Specialisation and bachelor project 

    During the sixth and seventh semester you can target your studies within the subject areas of the programme. In the seventh semester you will write your bachelor project. More than half of your time will be set aside for your bachelor project, in which you will typically work together with a utility company or consulting engineer company.

  • Enrolment

    Get information about the requirements for Danish and international students.

    Admission requirements

    • Upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam or
    • The International and the European Baccalaureates

    The above certificates must provide evidence of:

    • Mathematics equivalent to a Danish A-level (min. 375 hours*) and
    • Physics equivalent to a Danish B-level (min. 200 hours*) and
    • Chemistry equivalent to a Danish C-level (min. 75 hours*)

    *1 hour = 60 minutes. Study hours during the final three years in upper secondary school.   

    Applicants with a Danish high school exam must have passed the above-mentioned subjects as well as English B-level with a minimum grade of 02.

    Non-Danish applicants must include a copy of the original exam certificate and a transcript of records plus a state-authorised translation of their transcript of records in either Danish or English.

    Verification form

    If study hours are not included in the transcript of records, we will require a verification form. The form is used to verify the hours of instruction of each criterion subject during the final three years of upper secondary school. This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels. The verification form must be stamped and signed by your previous school in order to be accepted.
    Download Verification form (pdf).

    Maths syllabus

    Applicants with non-Danish entry qualifications must also fill in the mathematics form by ticking off the topics included/not included in your previous studies.
    If your secondary school mathematics syllabus does not include all topics listed, you may be required to participate in a two-week compulsory mathematics course at VIA University College before study start. Please find more information in the Course description (pdf)
    Download Mathematics form (pdf).

    You can visit the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science to find help or to have your qualification evaluated by the Ministry before applying.

    All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous studies, we will also take in to account other qualifications, such as:

    • Stays abroad
    • Work experience
    • General motivation

    English proficiency certificates 

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. Please find an overview of accepted language tests and test scores on the page VIA Language Assessment Centre

    Those exempt from tests are:

    • Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand
    • Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland (their high school diploma will be converted into Danish grade levels and they will then be assessed and admitted according to the requirements for Danish applicants).

    You may also choose to sit VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e), but you need to be present on Campus. Read more about the VIALAC test.

    Credit transfer 

    Students who have completed relevant study activities at an 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. 

    Read more about credit transfer at VIA University College.

    NB: We reserve the right not to create classes in the event of too few applicants.

  • How to apply

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

    The programme begins in 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 49705.

    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.

    Tuition is free if you are: 

    • A citizen of Denmark 
    • A citizen of a country that is a full member of the EU. 
    • A citizen of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein (EEA countries). 
    • A refugee/immigrant living in Denmark with a permanent residence permit issued in Denmark. 
    All other students are obliged to pay tuition fees. 

    The total fee for the entire programme is EUR 46,000 corresponding to: 

    Semesters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7: EUR 7,500 per semester.
    Semester 5 (Internship): EUR 1,000. 

    Overview of fees and terms of payment

    To see the payment deadlines please download:

    The prices are fixed for 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 University 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 

    Applying for a visa

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

  • Internship

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

    Experience the working world 

    Doing an internship is a great way to get first-hand work experience and gain access to the best graduate jobs. 

    Because the Supply Engineering degree programme is a professional Bachelor's degree programme, you are required to do an internship in the fifth semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and practice a number of valuable skills. 

    Benefits

    You will benefit from working in a real-life environment and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a Supply Engineer. 

    Your internship will also improve your employability, as work-readiness is a top priority for employers when they look for graduates to fill vacancies. 

    The internship has a dual purpose. You will get to know what your professional future holds while you are still preparing for it, and you will make contacts with employers within the field of your study. 

    Where to go? 

    You may do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad. 

    Duration 

    The minimum period for a internship is 20 weeks of full-time work.

  • Career guidance

    As a graduate, you can look forward to excellent employment prospects worldwide.

    The hallmark of the programme is its international focus and the inter-disciplinary skills that make you attractive to a wide range of companies. 

    Help for your future career

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

    Further education

    When you graduate as a Supply Engineer, you will have opportunities to continue with a Master in Denmark or other countries. 

    Double-degree programmes 

    Our double-degree programme also offers the possibility of obtaining two degrees in almost the same time as it would take to do two separate degrees.

  • 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 possibilities give you an opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture. 

    Today's business world is a global marketplace, so having a study abroad experience can be positive for your CV. 

    For more information please contact our international coordinators

  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying?

    The student counsellor can help you with questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business, admissions requirements, selection criteria and admissions procedures. 

    Contact our student counsellors’ office Monday - Thursday 09:00-13:00 and Friday 10:00-12:00 at: 

    E: erhverv.info@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 43 20   

     

  • Contact

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

    VIA Supply 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