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Bachelor of Engineering in

Electrical Power Engineering

(Herning)

About the programme
Quota 1 2019:  All admitted   |   Quota 2 2019: -  
Language
: Danish  | Place of study: Herning|  Commencement: August / September

Introduction

The Bachelor of Engineering programme in electrical power technology is only offered in Danish.


With a BEng in electrical power technology, you will be able to play a key role in the green transition of society.

You will learn to develop new energy solutions and work with the electrical products, systems and processes necessary for energy production, distribution and consumption.

You will learn about the various types of sustainable energy, with special focus on wind, solar and bioenergy, and you will be able to work with design and optimization of electrical appliances.

In addition to the purely technical skills, you will learn to understand the political, economic and historical aspects of energy-technology development.

Throughout your studies, you will have close contact to the business community, and you will be able to complete all your projects in collaboration with businesses.

In the first four semesters, you will follow a number of basic courses that will give you basic knowledge about electrical machines, power electronics and energy systems.

You will also learn how to use laboratory equipment, simulation tools and product standards.

In the final semesters, you will work with technology for energy production, storage, distribution, conversion, and transmission.

The programme also includes one semester of internship at a company. In most cases, the internship is paid, and the university will help make sure that everyone finds an internship.

In your Bachelor's project, you will have to complete a project focusing on sustainability.

Studying at the university

Teaching on the Electrical Power Technology programme consists of a combination of lectures, theory exercises, classroom teaching and laboratory and project work. The committed teachers on the programme all have a background in the business community and therefore they have insight into exactly what the modern labour market requires of a competent engineer within your field.

You will spend most of your time at the university's campus in Herning, with a total of 1,800 students. There will be a few days in Aarhus at Aarhus University, which has one of Europe's most advanced energy laboratories. Read more about the laboratory (Rescue Lab).

Flipped learning

Most of the teaching at Electrical Power Technology Online is based on a recognised and well-documented method called flipped learning.

Using this method, prior to any teaching situation all students are given access to video clips, presentations, and a list of relevant information about the topic. The material is then reviewed in class.

Approximately four online hours are scheduled per day. However, you can decide for yourself whether you want to participate in the teaching in real time, or whether you would prefer to watch recordings in the evening.

You are in charge of your own time and you have full flexibility, but you should expect a lot of preparation, exercises and project work. The engineering programme is demanding, corresponding to a workload of at least 37-45 hours a week.

It is therefore not possible to complete the programme at the same time as you have a full-time job. If you intend to work at the same time as studying, it is important that you make sure you have an interview to clarify matters.

Career opportunities

A BEng in Electrical Power Technology graduate will deal with many different tasks in the energy sector.

Many graduates work in energy and utility companies. Many work in other types of company to implement intelligent control systems for the company’s energy consumption. There is also a great need for engineers who can develop new technologies for electricity-based means of transport.

The BEng in Electrical Power Technology programme is tailored to the needs of the business community, and there is no graduate unemployment.

You can continue your studies to MSc in Engineering (+ 2 years), if you have taken specific courses during your BEng. Aarhus University offers the MSc in Engineering in Technology-Based Business Development in Herning.

Admission requirements

Admission area number:

22970

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

1. A qualifying examination 

2. Grade requirements: You will need both an average grade of at least 7.0 on your overall qualifying examination (incl. any bonus for extra A-level subjects) and an average grade of at least 7.0 in Mathematics A specifically (on the Danish 7-point grading scale).

3. The following specific admission requirements (note: awaiting final confirmation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science):

  • Mathematics A
  • Physics B or Geoscience A
  • Chemistry C or Biotechnology A

If there are one or more subjects which you have not completed, you can take them as supplementary courses at upper secondary school level or a summer supplementary courses (conditional admission).

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July of the year of application, unless you are applying for conditional admission.

If you don’t meet the grade requirements

If you don’t meet, or don’t expect to meet, the grade requirements of an average grade of at least 7.0 in your qualifying examination and an average grade of at least 7.0 in Mathematics A, you can apply for admission through an entrance examination. Completing the entrance examination is equivalent to fulfilling the grade requirements, but does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who wish to take part in the entrance examination must apply before the deadline on 15 March at 12:00 (quota 2)

Quota 2

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above. All quota 2 applicants will be invited to take an entrance examination.

Read more about quota 2 and the entrance examination

If there are more qualified applicants than quota 2 places, the applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Your score from the entrance examination
  2. Your average grade in Mathematics A
  3. A concrete assessment of your academic qualifications for admission (for example average grade from your qualifying examination, special permission or similar relevant selection criteria)

Regarding admission 2020

If there are more qualified applicants, that is more applicants who pass the entrance examination, than there are study places, the following criteria will be included in the assessment of applications:

  1. Score from admission test
  2. A relevant vocational education or part of it
  3. Maximum one year of relevant work or military service
  4. Maximum one year of work or study abroad (there is no requirement of a particularly country)
  5. Average grades in the following subjects:
    • Mathematics A
    • Physics B or Geoscience A
    • Chemistry C or Biotechnology A
 

Regarding admission 2021

Quota 2 applicants are individually evaluated on the basis of:

  1. Average of particularly relevant subjects (quota 2 subjects, see below)
  2. Other particularly relevant documented qualifications
  3. Score from the admission test

Quota 2 subjects:

  • Mathematics A
  • Physics B or Geoscience A
  • Chemistry C or Biotechnology A
 
 

Electrical Energy Technology Online (distance learning)

Aarhus University also offers a BEng in Electrical Energy Technology programme as a distance-learning course. The whole course is online and is based on new, well-documented teaching and learning principles. 

The programme has been organised so that you can complete all semesters from home via your computer and a special exercise kit, which will are made available to you when you start your studies.  

However, you should expect to have to come to the university’s department in Herning on isolated days in connection with start-up and completion of your semester and there will be a few days in Aarhus if you need to use special laboratory facilities. Like everyone else, you will have a six-month paid internship at an engineering business during your sixth semester.

Flipped Learning

Most of the teaching at Electrical Power Technology Online is based on a recognised and well-documented method called flipped learning.

Using this method, prior to any teaching situation all students are given access to video clips, presentations, and a list of relevant information about the topic. The material is then reviewed in class.

Approximately four online hours are scheduled per day. However, you can decide for yourself whether you want to participate in the teaching in real time, or whether you would prefer to watch recordings in the evening.

You are in charge of your own time and you have full flexibility, but you should expect a lot of preparation, exercises and project work. The engineering programme is demanding, corresponding to a workload of at least 37-45 hours a week.

It is therefore not possible to complete the programme at the same time as you have a full-time job. If you intend to work at the same time as studying, it is important that you make sure you have an interview to clarify matters.

Study environment in cyberspace

Even if you choose an online programme, you will not be alone. The programme in electrical power technology is based on project work, and you will learn systematically to use your theoretical knowledge to solve real-life problems in a team and often in close collaboration with a company. In many ways, this form of cooperation is similar to what you will meet in your future working life as an engineer.

When you start the programme, you will have access to an IT package that makes it possible to create the optimal means of communication and collaborate online. Of course, it will be possible for you to participate physically in teaching and social activities if you feel like it and if you can.

Book an appointment for an interview

Choosing an education is a big decision, and our online students often have a number of specific questions they would like to ask. We therefore recommend that you book an appointment with us well before the deadline for applications. 

You can make an appointment for an interview by sending an email to the degree programme director, Per Lysgaard, at perl@ase.au.dk or the study coordinator, Henning Slavensky, on hesl@ase.au.dk

You should write "clarifying interview" in the email subject field and suggest a couple of suitable times for the meeting as well as the type of meeting you want. You can choose a personal meeting in either Aarhus or Herning. Or you can choose a telephone meeting or Skype meeting, for example.

At the interview, you will be asked to tell us a bit about yourself and your thoughts and expectations regarding the programme. Of course, you will also be able to ask questions about everything from the academic content to admission rules and finances.

Student life

Student jobs at engineering companies

The BEng programme in electrical power technology collaborates with a number of companies that offer a mentor programme from the third semester. This makes it possible to go and work in the company when you do not have lessons, if you want to earn some extra money or get a taste of life as an engineer.

Friday bar and fitness centre

AU Herning Campus has a number of different committees you can join so that you can help develop the department as an educational institution. You can take part in the weekly Friday bar, meet students from other educational institutions at the Herning Student House or use the fitness centre.

The daily routine

You will be based at Herning Campus, with easy access to everything the city has to offer. Your days on the programme will be spent on project work, classroom teaching, laboratory work and problem-solving and there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise with you fellow students. Together, you will organise social events and parties and will be working closely in project groups in which you will forge close relationships both academically and socially

Career

As a graduate Bachelor of Engineering, you will have a business-oriented qualification profile that is in high demand in both Denmark and abroad, and you can go directly into the labour market after your studies. You can also continue your studies to MSc in Engineering (+ 2 years), if you have taken specific courses during your BEng. Herning offers an MSc in Engineering in Technology-Based Business Development.

Technological developments and global climate challenges have created a great need for engineers with an energy profile, and Bachelors of Engineering in electrical power technology therefore have very low graduate unemployment.

The new programme (2019) in Herning has been developed in close cooperation with companies in the energy sector, and this ensures that your qualification profile will be right up to date.