About the programme
Quota 1 2017: All admitted   |   Quota 2 2017: -  
: Danish  | Place of study: Herning  |  Commencement: August / September


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:

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

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)

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.

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.

  • Studiediagram 2016 Elektronik, Herning
  • Læs om elektronikingeniøruddannelsen online i Herning (3½ år online)


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.

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

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

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

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

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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Job functions for MA/MSc grads

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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.