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About the programme
Quota 1 2019   |   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 degree programme in electronic engineering begins with a number of basic courses during the first four semesters. Here you work with hardware, software, system design, signal analysis, control technology, data communications, microprocessors and programming.

Studying on the electronic engineering programme

The course programme at electronic engineering is based on project work, laboratory work and collaboration with your fellow students.  Programming is an important part of the study program and you will work on specific issues within both analogue and digital electronics. You will also come to work with companies on specific engineering projects during your 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 electronic engineer. 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 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.

Electronic Engineering in Herning

The electronics engineering degree programme is also offered in Herning. Here you also have the opportunity to study the degree programme online.

Admission requirements

Admission area number:

22840 Summer Start

22845 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

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

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

Academic regulations

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

Student life

Studying on the electronic engineering programme

The degree programme takes three and a half years and consists of seven semesters. You should expect to have 20-25 hours of scheduled lessons a week spread over a number of different courses. In addition, you must expect to spend a lot of time on independent study, laboratory work and project work. 

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 work with specific issues and challenges within both analogue and digital electronics. 

Fifth semester internship

The fifth semester consists of a compulsory internship in a company where you will gain an insight into relevant technical challenges, as well as experience of what it means to work as an engineer. If you are thinking of starting your own business, then it is also possible to take an entrepreneurship course instead of an internship, where you work on developing your business idea. 

Specialisation during the sixth and seventh semesters

The sixth and seventh semester are where you specialise. You can specialise within a number of different subject areas depending on your interests. For example, you can specialise in high-frequency and optical electronics, power and regulation technology, signal processing and control and medical technology. You can also choose to supplement your specialisation with more general courses on economics, language or business management. 

Students: We see our ideas realised

“Electronic engineers are very privileged in their work. They often deal with product innovation where their ideas and expertise can be realised. You also experience this in the programme. In the first semester, you’re already for example building a car. My dream is to be a designer in an exciting company. The good thing about the study programmes at the School of Engineering is that you get the chance to test your interests in the internship during the fifth semester."

Line Aggerbo Johansen, student, Electronic 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. 

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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.


    Many job opportunities

    As an electronic engineer, you will typically work at an electronics or IT company focused on development of anything from aerospace technology to wireless networks and mobile phones to medical equipment. Most electronic engineers find their first jobs in a company R&D department. Many people come to work in management during their career. You will typically end up working in smaller teams together with engineers and other professionals. There are also excellent opportunities for working abroad.

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