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BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

About the programme
Quota 1 2018 (Summer): 7 (Standby: 6.1)   |   Quota 1 2018 (Winter): All admitted  
Language: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / september and January / February

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.
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On the Bachelor’s degree programme in information technology, you learn to design software for electronic devices. These could be e.g. measuring equipment, industrial equipment, robots, vehicles, aircraft, mobile phones, televisions or speakers. You learn to identify user needs and to develop, test and implement the software.

Studying on the information technology

The course programme at Information Technology is based on project work, laboratory work and collaboration with your fellow students. During the first four semesters you have some basic courses so you can learn about analogue and digital electronics, system design, signal analysis, data communication, microprocessors and various programming languages.

Paid internship and specialisation

During the fifth semester you must take a paid internship in a consulting engineering company, where you will gain insight into practical engineering, and work as a software engineer on specific issues. 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

In your career as a BEng, you will typically work with innovation and development in the public or private sector, or even in your own start-up. Many are also involved in project management or product design. There is strong demand for BEng graduates in Denmark, and this is expected to increase significantly in the future. 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:

22850 Summer Start

22855 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
 

Programme structure

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 information technology, you can do this over four-and-a-half years at Aarhus University School of Engineering.


Student life

Studying on the information technology programme

Teaching takes place in large class with exercises and project work in smaller class. You have about 20-25 hours of scheduled lessons a week and you should expect to spend some time on independent study, laboratory work and project work. During each semester, the theory from the courses is utilised in a semester project focusing on a realistic issue, which you will solve in smaller groups. You should expect to spend a total of around forty hours per week studying.

Specialise according to your interests

The sixth and seventh semester are where you specialise. You can choose between different courses that builds on the knowledge you have gained during the first semesters, as well as from your fifth semester engineering internship. You can e.g specialise within areas such as technical and embedded software or signal processing software.

Students: You must be able to understand users

"I’ve always liked mathematics, but I’m surprised how much I’ve come to like programming. I get totally involved when we work with case-based problem solving. It really motivates me because you’re actually doing something that is making progress. I have always considered myself a theorist, but I have to say that I learn much better when I understand what something is going to be used for. How do you come up with the smartest software solution? Or the fastest? Or the most precise? That is the recurring design challenge faced by the engineer. It is a question of finding the optimal compromise - and you can only do that if you really understand the user situation which you are developing for."

Caja Neil Svendsen, student, Information Technology

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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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.

Lots of job opportunities

As a graduate engineer in information technology you will typically work with developing and designing software. The knowledge you gain during your studies can be translated into value creating solutions for many different industries. Some information technology engineers work with optimising industrial production, others work on designing infrastructure for information, programming and data communication, and some find jobs in the consulting industry. In recent years, there is also a tendency that more become IT entrepreneurs.