BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN ELECTRONICS (HERNING)

DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

 

As an electronics engineer you learn to develop and design electronic products from consumer electronics to advanced wind turbine control systems. You can also choose to study electronics as an online degree programme.

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.

The Electronic Engineer degree programme in Herning (formerly Electronic Design Engineer) is based on project work with a focus on software, systems and electronics. You work with designing e.g. robots, electric cars and energy technology, and you learn about innovation and usability.

Studying on the electronic engineering programme

The course programme at Electronic Engineering in Herning is primarily based on project work in teams. During the first four semesters you have a range of basic courses in physics and mathematics, and you learn about electronic systems for both hardware and software. The teaching is focused on closeness to the teacher and to the companies affiliated with the programme. In Herning you also have the opportunity to study electronic engineering as an online degree programme.

Different instruction forms

The course programme at electronics engineering develops in step with the new forms of instruction that appear. You will for example be taught using Flipped Classroom, where you see the teaching on video at home and afterwards take part in teaching where your new knowledge is used and put into perspective. You also have the chance to follow the teaching via internet, so you can plan the study programme and fit it into your daily life.

Specialisation and internship

At electronic engineering you can specialise in renewable energy and small electronic systems. During the sixth semester you will take a paid internship in a company, where you will get practical insight into the work of an electronic engineer. Aarhus University has internship agreements with a wide range of companies to help you find an internship.

Career opportunities and the MSc in Engineering

As a graduate electronic engineer you will be able to work in companies' R&D departments, where you typically work in project-orientated groups. You are also eligible for a MSc in Engineering for the degree programmes below:

Electronic engineering in Aarhus

The Bachelor of Engineering programme in Electronics is also offered in Aarhus. Read more about Electronics (Aarhus)

Admission requirements

Admission area number: 22955

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 (A, B and C refers to the subject level in the Danish upper secondary school with A being the highest level possible):

  • Mathematics A
  • Physics B or Geoscience 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 any subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses or as a summer supplementary course (conditional Admission).

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

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.

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:

  • All 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. (For periods spent abroad, there are no requirements regarding specific areas of the world.)
  • Marks in relevant natural science subjects:
    • Mathematics A
    • Physics B or Geoscience 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

The links below will lead you to the programme structure. Please note, that it is only available in Danish.

 

From skilled workman to engineer

If you are a skilled workman or have a vocational education and wish to further your education and become an Electronic Engineer, you can do this over four-and-a-half years, both at Aarhus University School of Engineering and at the department in Herning. This programme structure is also available only in Danish.

Student life

Especially for the course programme for the Bachelor of Engineering programme in electronics

The course programme for the Bachelor of Engineering programme in electronics is based on “Flipped Classroom", where you prepare for lessons using video clips, reading or exercise presentations. The class is used to review the questions and challenges you took note of during your preparation. Time in the class is also used for practical exercises and assignments that apply the theory studied. There are four scheduled lessons a day and time for project work in the afternoon. You should therefore expect the degree programme to be like a full-time job. You will also spend a lot of time with your classmates on projects and academic discussions. 

Studying as a Bachelor of Engineering student

The project work takes place in teams made up of a number of students who each complete their assignment as part of a larger joint project. Many of the projects are based on issues from the industry, and in this way you will come to work with the latest knowledge in the area. As the courses start with the fact that you are preparing to watch videos, read texts, solving minor tasks, it is also possible to participate in the instruction from somewhere other than Aarhus University's department in Herning, Denmark, where the study program is offered. In this case, you will be able to follow classroom teaching via an online connection. 

Below you can see an example of a timetable for a week during the fourth semester of the electronics engineering degree programme.

Monday
08:00–10:00: Physics
10:00–12:00: Programming
12:30–16:00: Project work

Tuesday
08:00–10:00: Digital Signal Processing
10:00–12:00: User Interface Design for Devices
12:30–14:00: Analogue Electronic Design
14:00–16:00: Project work and supervision

Wednesday
08:00–16:00: Projekt work and supervision

Thursday
08:00–10:00: Analogue Electronic Design
10:00–12:00: Programming
12:30–16:00: Project work

Friday
08:00–12:00: Embedded System Design
12:30–14:00: Project work
14:00–? Friday bar 

Lots of practical experience

The degree programme provides you with both theoretical and practical experience and you learn to systematically put theory into practice through the degree programme’s project work. Several of the projects take place in collaboration with local development companies and often provide a breeding ground for job opportunities after graduation. During the sixth semester you must also take a compulsory internship with a Danish or foreign company, where you will come to work as an engineer.

Collaboration with companies

The electronic engineering programme collaborates with a range of companies who offer a mentor programme for students from 3rd or higher semester, where you can come and work for the company when there is no teaching, if you wish to earn some extra money or to find out what it’s like to work for a company as an electronics engineer. This will make things easier for you when you come to your fifth semester business project and to your internship. This will make things easier for you when you come to your fifth semester business project and to your internship.

Friday bar and fitness centre

At the Herning Campus you have the opportunity to join a number of different committees and thereby contribute to developing the department in Herning as an educational institution. You can participate in the weekly Friday bar, meet students from other educational institutions at the Student House or use the fitness centre which is located just above the Student House - both are just a few minutes' walk from the Herning Campus. 

Students: Engineering really challenges your creativity

Working as an engineer is probably one of the most challenging jobs in terms of creativity and innovation. Take my internship as an example. It is at a company that produces medical equipment for space travel. Here, I am working on developing a technology that can measure people’s exhalation of nitrogen oxide in space, thereby revealing infections that the astronauts may have.”
Rune Inglev, BSc graduate, Electrical Engineering, Herning

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Career

Job functions for MA/MSc grads

The diagram shows the kinds of jobs and job functions available to graduates of a corresponding MA/MSc programme, based on the 2013/14 AU employment survey.

Continue your studies for two years and earn a MSc in Engineering

Following the three-and-a-half year Bachelor’s degree programme in eectronic engineering, you are eligible for two additional years of study to earn a MSc in Engineering. At AU Herning you can take the MSc in Engineering in technology based business development) where you will have to work more in depth with technology and business creation. If you wish to continue your studies in Aarhus, the degree programme qualifies you for a number of Master of Science in Engineering degree programmes.

Job opportunities

With an engineering degree in electronics you will be able to undertake jobs within a wide area. Many graduates are employed as R&D engineers or project managers. You also have the opportunity to become self-employed.