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About the programme
Quota 1 2019 (Summer): All admitted   |   Quota 1 2019 (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.

You can also continue your studies to MSc in Engineering (+ 2 years), if you have taken specific courses during your BEng.

Admission requirements

Admission area number

22870 Summer Start

22875 Winter Start

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:

  • 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 io 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

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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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.

You can also continue your studies to MSc in Engineering (+ 2 years), if you have taken specific courses during your BEng.