About the programme
Quota 1 2018 (Summer): 7.9 (Standby: -)   |   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 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 below:

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:

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 A 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 some subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them 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.

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
    • 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 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.

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 Electronic Engineering, 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 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.

Study for two more years and earn a MSc in Engineering

With Bachelor’s degree in electronics, you will be qualified for two additional years of study to earn an MSc in Engineering. Here you have the opportunity to choose between three directions, all of which entitle you to the title Master of Science in Engineering. You can study biomedical engineering, which is a degree programme that focuses on the many opportunities in medical technology and prepares you for jobs in the medical industry and hospital sector. You can also choose to study electrical engineering (optics and electronics), which is a degree programme that prepares you for demanding R&D jobs in electronics and IT. The third possibility is computer engineering, which includes the opportunity of specialising in either distributed real time systems, multimedia technology or software engineering. 

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.


Aarhus University School of Engineering works closely with the Department of Engineering, unifying all research and development activities. This helps to ensure that students in the engineering programmes always have access to the latest knowledge in their field.