About the programme
Quota 1 2018 (Summer): 6.7   |   Quota 1 2018 (Winter): All admitted  
: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September and January / February


This programme is only offered in Danish.
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The Bachelor of Engineering programme in electrical power technology begins with a number of basic courses during the first four semesters. This is where you will work with mathematics, physics and areas such as electronics, system design, microprocessors, electrical machines, system protection and programming.

Studying on the electrical power technology programme

The course programme at Electrical Power Technology is based on project work, laboratory work and collaboration with your fellow students. You learn to use your theoretical knowledge to solve real-life problems and you work with companies on specific engineering projects during the study programme.

Paid internship and specialisation

During the fifth semester you will take a paid internship in a company, where you will get practical insight into the work of an engineer of electrical power technology. Aarhus University has internship agreements with a wide range of companies to help you find an internship. After the internship you choose sixth and seventh semester subjects that let you specialise and go in the direction you wish to.

Career opportunities

With a Bachelor’s degree in electrical power technology you have a direct route to the labour market in the energy sector. There are also many other sectors that have a need for knowledge about electrical engineering combined with knowledge of programming. This could e.g. be in manufacturing companies.

Admission requirements

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

qualifying examination or an admission course for the engineering degree programmes and the following specific admission requirements:

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

Applicants with a foreign qualifying examination must also provide evidence of proficiency in Danish, such as the study examination in Danish as a second language or similar documentation.

If you are applying for admission on the basis of admission courses for the engineering degree programmes you can only apply for admission via quota 2. You must remember to apply no later than 15 March.

If there are some subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as as supplementary courses. Read more about supplementary courses.

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July of the year of application.

However, conditional admission may be offered if documentation that specific admission requirements have been met is available no later than 5 September.

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.  The following requirements must also be fulfilled:

Quota 2 applicants are admitted on the basis of an overall assessment of a number of objective criteria. 

All objective criteria must be documented in order to be included in the assessment.

For periods spent abroad, there are no requirements regarding specific areas of the world.

However, only activities (including work experience) from a total period of 12 months may be included. Marks and levels from your qualifying exams or supplementary subjects are not included in the 12 months.

Motivated application

From 2017 applicants applying in quota 2 must submit a motivation letter, which has previously been optional. Please note that without a motivation letter, your application will not be assessed in quota 2.

Criteria which are included in the overall assessment:

  • A full or parts of a relevant vocational education and training programme
  • A maximum of 12 months of relevant work experience or military service.
  • A maximum of 12 months of documented work abroad or study abroad.
  • Marks in relevant natural science subjects:
    • Mathematics A
    • Physics B or Geoscience A
    • Chemistry C or Biotechnology A
  • Motivation letter: Emphasis is placed on the applicant being able to explain that the choice of degree programme is the result of a particularly strong interest in precisely this degree programme and the subsequent profession, and that this strong interest is based on knowledge of the degree programme and profession in question.

As a rule it is only possible to start a higher education on a similar or lower level 6 years after you have passed your latest completed higher education. This means that if you have completed a Danish professional bachelor's degree or a fulltime bachelor’s degree you will have to wait 6 years (counting from your last passed Danish professional bachelor's degree or a fulltime bachelor’s degree) before you can apply for a new Bachelor’s degree. This is applicable for applicants in both quota 1 and quota 2.

Admission 2019

In 2019 a new entry requirement is introduced. To apply for admission in 2019 you must have a grade point average of 7.0 in your qualifying examination and at least 7.0 grade in average in Mathematics A.

NB! The new grade requirement is not required for admission with winter start 2019.

Entrance examination

Applicants who do not meet or do not expect to meet the grade requirement of minimum 7.0 in Mathematics and an average of 7.0 in the qualifying examination, may apply for admission via an entrance examination. A passed entrance examination is equated with both grade requirements.

For applicants who wish to participate in an entrance examination, the application deadline is 15 March 12.00 (midday)

Quota 2 criteria

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:

  • Score from admission test
  • Average in Mathematics
  • Average in the qualifying examination.

Programme structure

Academic regulations

In the academic regulations you read more about the content of the individual subjects, the programme structure and the demands that will be made of you as a student. You can also find information about types of exams and exam requirements.

From skilled workman to engineer

If you are a skilled workman or have a vocational education and wish to further your education with a Bachelor's degree in electrical power technology, you can do this over four-and-a-half years at Aarhus University School of Engineering.

Supplementary courses

If you have an upper secondary school education but not the right levels for admission to an engineering degree programme, a supplementary course may be what you need. The courses take place as turbo courses or as six month courses and they are held during the daytime.


Student life

Studying on the electrical power technology programme

You have around 25 hours of scheduled lessons per week. In addition, you will spend a lot of time on independent study, laboratory work and project work. You should expect around 40 hours of studying per week. Each semester is concluded with a semester project where you demonstrate that you can use your theoretical knowledge to solve a defined practical assignment. 

Fifth semester internship

The degree programme includes a compulsory five-month paid internship during your fifth semester. You will work as an assistant engineer in a private or public company in Denmark or abroad. During your internship you will gain insight into how an electrical power engineer works. 

Good opportunities for specialisation

During the sixth and seventh semesters you will be able to specialise via different courses, which build on your knowledge from the first semesters and your engineering internship. The focus will be on the three main areas: energy production, energy distribution and automation.

Project work and independent study

In the daily teaching you learn how to work on projects and how to collaborate with others in order to develop the best products. The teaching is business-oriented, interdisciplinary and application-oriented. This means that you always work with specific issues.

Students: Danish electrical power technology engineers are at the forefront

"The electricity system in Denmark really fascinates me. It is very special, because we cover a very large proportion of our electricity consumption by energy from renewable energy sources, and this is an area where we are at the forefront of technological developments. I think that Danish electrical engineers are by and large the ones who will be teaching the world to utilise natural resources in an intelligent way."

Mads Krogsgaard, student, Electrical Energy Technology (formerly Service Engineering)  

Social and academic student associations

At Aarhus University you will be part of an extensive engineering environment with more than 3,000 engineering students. So you will have ample opportunities to get involved in both academic and social student associations with your fellow students. Maybe you would like to take part in the university’s student section of the organisation Engineers Without Borders, which makes an active contribution to humanitarian projects abroad. You can also join the Danish Youth Association of Science - UNF , which organises lectures, study visits and summer camps with scientific and technical content.

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Study for two more years and earn a MSc in Engineering

After graduating from the Bachelor’s degree programme in electrical power technology you can choose to study for two more years and earn a MSc in Engineering in electrical engineering (optics and electronics). Here you can specialise in a wide range of areas such as analogue and digital control electronics, transmission and collection of data, fibre-optics, integrated optics and electro-optics.

Many job opportunities

Many electrical power technology engineers find jobs in the energy sector where they work with optimising the distribution and supply of electricity at a time when there is focus on the environment and sustainable energy sources.

Electrical power technology engineers are also in demand in many other industries where there is a need for a knowledge of electrical engineering combined with a knowledge of programming. These include manufacturing companies or the food or pharmaceutical industry, where there is a need for the development of plant automation and control systems. Many engineers are typically employed in development or operations departments, and some become managers in the course of their career.