Become a Planner and Coodinator 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: In the city of Horsens or Aarhus. Read about Campus Horsens (in English). Read about Campus Aarhus C (in English).

Language: The programme is taught in English

CurriculumSee the curriculum (in English) (pdf)

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".

More information

Download computer reguirements (in English) (pdf)

Enrolment
Get information about the requirements for international students.
  • Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas. Send a copy of transcript of records translated to English.
  • The International Baccalaureates. 
     

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

All applications will be evaluated 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
  • General motivation
     

Documentation of your current English language level

You will need to provide documentation of your English language level. (certificate is required). 

As documentation we accept the following internationally recognised language tests:

Required test scores:

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 student 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). Find further information about VIAT/e on the Campus Horsens site (in English).

Read about credit transfer at VIA University College (in English).

How to apply
The application deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

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

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
     

Any available study places will be published on the webpage “Available study places” after 28 July (in English).

An application form for the August/February intake can be found on the webpage “Available study places” after 28 July.

Applications for available study places will be handled manually.

Application deadline

  • 15 March, 12:00 noon
     

Application fee

Applicants from China are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before your application can be processed. The fee is to be paid at the time of application.

Please visit the Admission site to find further information about how to apply, application fee, residence and work permits and how to follow your application (In English)

Fees and tuition
Here you can get information about tuition fee and more.

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 (in English) (pdf) 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.

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

Read more about fees and finances.

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, 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.

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.

Career counselling and events
Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. e.g advice on writing a good curriculum vitae and searching for jobs and internships.

The career centre also organises events where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.

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.

Further education

When you graduate as a Civil Engineer from VIA University College, you will have an excellent opportunity for further education on a Master’s level abroad as well as in Denmark, for example at Aarhus University, Aalborg University or Technical University of Denmark.

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.

Contact our international office (in English).

Student counselling
Get answers to your questions about the 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.
     

Contact a student counsellor on weekdays from 08:00-14:00 at:

E: erhverv.info@via.dk
T: +45 87 55 43 20 (text or call)

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

VIA Architectural Technology & Construction Management 
Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4 
8700 Horsens 
DK - Denmark
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

Read about Campus Horsens (in English).