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Bachelor of Engineering in
Mechanical Engineering (Herning)

About the programme
Quota 1 2019:  All admitted   |   Quota 2 2019: -  
: Danish  | Place of study: Herning|  Commencement: August / September


On the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering programme, you will learn about basic principles of mechanics, and about how to use theory to design machines, as well as to design and develop products with advanced materials and new production technologies. You will also gain expertise in mechatronics and robot technology.

The programme is new (2019) and it has been developed in close cooperation with the business sector, with special focus on advanced industrial production.

Teaching on the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering programme consists of classroom teaching and project work in groups. During the first three semesters, you will be working with specific problems in subjects such as mathematics, statics, theory of strength, materials, mechanical parts, instrumentation and measuring techniques. You will also learn to construct solutions that function in a balanced relationship between people, the environment, production, and economics.

Business collaboration is included in almost all semesters, and the programme includes a six-month internship at a company. In most cases, the internship is paid, and the university will help find an internship for everyone.

A surprisingly broad programme

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering programme is broader than most people imagine, and as a student you will have excellent opportunities to specialise in your particular interest.

With the same theoretical point of departure, you can go in very different directions. For example, when you learn about the effect of forces, in principle you can choose for yourself whether you will design a crane for industrial purposes or a heart valve with a surgical purpose. When you learn about mechatronics, you may want to work with control technology in the wind turbine industry, or design an underwater robot that can scan icebergs. And when you learn about material technology, you may want to develop a new form of sustainable plastic or stem cell implants for an artificial knee.

As a graduate Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, you will be a skilled theorist with a clear understanding of how you can use your knowledge to solve problems and invent new products.

In addition to the purely technical skills, you will also learn to understand the interaction between people and machines, so that as a graduate engineer you can help to ensure that technology has a positive impact in society.

Focus on sustainability

Sustainability is a recurrent focus in all semesters, including during your Bachelor's project. This helps to ensure that you get an attractive qualification profile, and that, irrespective of industry you end up in, during your career as a mechanical engineer you can contribute to the green transformation of society.

Admission requirements

Admission area number: 22960

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 (note: awaiting final confirmation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science):

  • Mathematics A
  • Physics B or Geoscience A
  • Chemistry C or Biotechnology 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 in 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
    • Chemistry C or Biotechnology 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
  • Chemistry C or Biotechnology A


Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering work in product development, design, consultancy and management in areas such as energy technology, mechanical engineering, robot technology, smart manufacturing and material technology in a variety of sectors, from the wind turbine industry for the hospital sector.

Companies are increasingly looking for mechanical engineers with insight into technological trends who can help develop a sustainable industrial profile or forge a transition to smart, digital production

Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering are generally in high demand in the labour market both in Denmark and abroad, and the unemployment rate is very low.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering qualifies you to continue to a relevant two-year Master's degree programme for an MSc in Engineering. Aarhus University in Herning offers the MSc in Engineering in Technology-Based Business Development, and in Aarhus it is possible to take the MSc programmes in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Technology, provided you have selected specific courses during your programme.