Learn how to draw and plan construction work

VIA Construction Technology  

Academy Profession Degree

Do you want to learn how to plan building projects? And would you like to have a broad understanding of the various building stages? Then be a building technician!

About the programme

Fact

Title: Academy Profession Degree Programme in Construction Technology

Duration of the programme: 2 years (140 ECTS). Full Time course of study.

Programme start: February and August.

Location of study: Horsens. Read about Campus Horsens (in English)

Language: The programme is taught in English

Curriculum: See the current curriculum (in English) (pdf)

Structure and content
You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments

The teaching philosophy at VIA Construction Technology consists of 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 dwellings

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 dominant work method will be project work – carried out as group work whenever possible.

4th semester – internship and final project

In the 4th semester of the VIA Construction Technology programme, students go on internship and prepare a final project, which is also their examination.

You can choose between two career pathways: production or construction project management.

Production focuses on employment with manufacturers or suppliers of building products and construction products.

Construction project management focuses on employment with architects or tradesmen and construction companies.

More information

Download computer reguirements (in English) (pdf)

Enrolment
Get information about the requirements International students
  • Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas (please also send a copy of transcript of records translated to English).
  • The International Baccalaureates
     

The above certificates must provide evidence of 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: the TOEFL test, the TOEIC test, the IELTS test or the Cambridge ESOL test.

Required test scores:

IELTS An average band score of 6.5
TOEFL Internet-based 83
TOEFL Paber-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 i 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.

For all international applicants, the deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

The VIA School of Business, Technology & Creative Industries must receive your signature page and application before the deadline. Please apply before the deadline at optagelse.dk.

Signature page

When you have submitted your digital application(s), you must use the special print icon to print a signature page, which contains a unique Application ID number.

You must sign and e-mail this signature page for each of the programmes you apply for.

NB: We cannot see, download and consider your application until this signature page has been received.

Send the signature page for the application from optagelse.dk to studieplads@via.dk. If we do not receive this page, we cannot access the application in the system and your application will be lost.

Documentation

In order to apply, you must upload the following documents at optagelse.dk:

Visa application

A visa application may take up to three months to process. When you have paid the tuition fee, we will initiate the visa application process and you can continue with your visa application.

Deadline for payment of tuition fee is 15 May (summer intake) and 1 November (winter intake).

For further information about the visa application rules for non-EU citizens, please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service.

General rules of admissions

Before you apply to one of VIA's programmes, you must carefully read the general rules of admissions. If there is a mistake in your application, it is your own responsibility, and it can mean that your application will not be accepted. 

Read the general rules of admissions on our English website.

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

The total for the full course is EUR 30,200.00 This breaks down to EUR 7,550.00 for each of the 4 semesters.

You must be current with payments in order to get access to the first semester of the programme. To see the payment deadlines please open the Payment schedule:

The prices are fixed within the official duration of your study programme. Any following semester payments, if you exceed the official duration of the study programme, 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 a 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.

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 practical training in a company or public administration and learn things that cannot be taught in a classroom.

We have excellent cooperation partners for internship: 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, as it means you can stay in Denmark or go abroad for your internship period.

Career guidance
With an AP Degree in Construction Technology you will find exciting jobs

As a building technician you are the site’s unifying leader. You will have the skills to discuss the general principles of construction with architects and builders. At the same time you will be the trademen’s sparring partner when solving technical challenges or choosing materials.

With a degree in construction technology, you can find work in many types of companies related to the construction industry – typically among architects, contractors, builders and manufacturers of building elements.

Do you want to be self-employed?

You will not be limited to existing companies when it is times to finding a job. Several construction technicians have chosen to start their own companies. With your own firm, you can choose to work in precisely those 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.

Further education

After successfully completing the Construction Technology programme, you can continue your education by becoming a Bachelor in Architectural Technology & Construction Management

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 work placement 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 VIA and the VIA Construction Technology.

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 in Horsens on weekdays 08:00-14:00

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

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

Horsens

VIA Construction Technology 
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 07:45 – 15:30
  • Friday 07:45 – 14:30
     

Read about Campus Horsens (in English).