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

VIA Supply Engineering  

Bachelor

If you are 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 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 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 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 Mathematics at high advanced level corresponding to a Danish A-level, Physics B-level and Chemistry C-level (intermediate level with minimum of 2 years at upper secondary level).

Furthermore, you must fill in the form: Math requirements (in English) (pdf).

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 (in English) (pdf)

Read more information about foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark 

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 at the Campus Horsens site (in English).

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

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

The programme begins in August.

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

Fill out the application form and upload relevant documentation at optagelse.dk.

The area code for the programme is 49705.

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) .

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 fee and more.

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

Please download the Payment schedule and Terms of Payment (in English) (pdf) to see the payment deadlines.  

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. 

Note: 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 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. 

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

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 (in English).

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 on weekdays 08:00-14:00 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 
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).