VIA University College

Introduction

VIA University College is Denmark’s largest and most international university college – also known as a university of applied sciences – with a total of 18,500 students of which 2,500 are international students from all over the world.

Our educational programmes cater to new as well as old professions, and our programmes belong to a long tradition for high-standard education in Denmark. Some of our programmes are more than 100 years old and have therefore been a contributory factor in shaping and developing the renowned Danish welfare society.

We cover the Central Denmark Region with a total of eight modern campuses, which all are characterised by a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment where students meet across programmes and faculties.

VIA offers 41 degree programmes – of which 17 are taught in English - within the following areas:

Animation
Built Environment
Business
Design
Engineering
Film & Transmedia

The strength of our programmes continues to be the combination of research-based theoretical teaching with practical placements and clinical training. Our goal is to help develop professional practice in order to find solutions to the challenges facing society - in Denmark and internationally.

Accreditation

VIA is a certified holder of an ERASMUS+ charter. We are a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and hold a Qualification Certificate from the People’s Republic of China. VIA is also Denmark’s only accredited institution by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

A Different Style of Teaching

The Scandinavian approach to higher education is deeply rooted in the professions for which we train our graduates.

Students learn the latest theories and methods, participate in research and innovation activities and gain hands-on experience through practical training.

We encourage students to engage and exchange ideas with easy access to lecturers and staff. We offer small-size classes, simulation-based training and e-learning.

R&D, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research, development and entrepreneurship are integrated parts of our programmes. For several years, VIA has been named the most entrepreneurial university institution in Denmark with 25% of students participating in innovation activities.

Our 21 research centres carry out projects that are practice-led, multidisciplinary and increasingly international in scope. We participate and lead national and international research projects and strive to be a preferred partner in our field.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Branding and Marketing Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Herning

The bachelor programme in Branding and Marketing Management within Fashion and Furniture is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. You will learn about the changing nature of the market, and how to give a brand a commercial dimension and ensure that the target group cannot avoid hearing about it. You learn to employ different marketing channels – from homepages to... [+]

Bachelor in Branding and Marketing Management The bachelor programme in Branding and Marketing Management within Fashion and Furniture is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. You will learn about the changing nature of the market, and how to give a brand a commercial dimension and ensure that the target group cannot avoid hearing about it. You learn to employ different marketing channels – from homepages to outdoor commercials – and how the respective channels help the brand achieve the right position in the market. The teaching includes a combination of cases and true-to-life issues related to fashion and lifestyle companies. You will also acquire competences in order to supervise and develop brands in an independent manner. Working out suggested solutions and implementing them in practice, both visually and communicatively, will also be one of your major qualifications. You will be able to establish the right position for the brand and see to it that new concepts fall in line with the values of the brand. The joint projects of the course programme enhance your competences regarding interdisciplinary collaborations, and the compulsory placement period provides you with the chance to expand your network and CV. The programme takes place at Campus Herning. Content and Structure The programme is organised so that you first participate in joint projects for all BA students and then put a profound focus on your chosen speciality. The scope of the joint projects is to give you... [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Herning

The bachelor programme in Fashion Design is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. The Fashion Design programme will qualify you to handle de¬sign processes and to choose your materials with confidence. You will learn to work with trend research and analysis to create innovative designs for the fashion industry. Of course, the pro-gramme will also equip you to... [+]

Bachelor in Fashion Design The bachelor programme in Fashion Design is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. The Fashion Design programme will qualify you to handle de¬sign processes and to choose your materials with confidence. You will learn to work with trend research and analysis to create innovative designs for the fashion industry. Of course, the pro-gramme will also equip you to keep in mind the identity of the company you work for, helping you stay true to their vision. You will acquire competences in working creatively and visually with idea generation and in preparing graphical presentation material. All at a high level. You will also acquire competences in working towards a specific objective and in taking responsibility for in¬fluencing the design of the future. You will develop your own de¬sign identity. And you will get the skills necessary to handle new challenges so that you feel at home on the global fashion scene. The programme takes place at Campus Herning. Content and Structure During your studies you work on developing your personal image and mode of expression. Therefore, the programme has its main focus on idea generation and designing. On the AP degree programme, you will work within the settings of existing brands, whereas the top-up programme trains you to be original and path-breaking. You get to work with men’s wear, women’s wear, knitwear, prints etc. You get a profound knowledge of trends, sociology, idea generation and theory of... [-]

Bachelor in Materials Science and Product Design

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Herning

The bachelor programme in Materials Science and Product Design is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English, which enables you to work with materials and manufacturing processes in the fashion and furniture business. You get expert knowledge of new and innovative materials and insight into modern processing technology. Apart from that you get insight into modern processing technology, thus you can be part of... [+]

Bachelor in Materials Science and Product Design The bachelor programme in Materials Science and Product Design is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English, which enables you to work with materials and manufacturing processes in the fashion and furniture business. You get expert knowledge of new and innovative materials and insight into modern processing technology. Apart from that you get insight into modern processing technology, thus you can be part of optimising aspects when it comes to techniques, product design, product development process, economics, and production in manufacturing companies. The programme takes place in Herning in collaboration with the engineering training programmes at VIA and the University of Aarhus in Herning (AU Herning). Content and Structure The studies are based on theory as well as projects. Through different projects you develop your ability to collaborate as well as develop and manage projects. Our workshops and laboratory offers the opportunity to test your theoretical competences in a practical manner. During your studies you will experience a close contact with companies from the textile or furniture industry i.e. through guest lectures, company visits, a trainee period and projects. The programme stretches over seven semesters. The course structure is based on common subjects and a range of subjects based on your speciality, i.e. textile or furniture. Furthermore, you get to test your skills in a trainee period on the fifth semester. Below you will see a list of subject areas that runs across the semesters. On the 5th semester of this programme, you... [-]

Bachelor in Pattern Design

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Herning

The bachelor programme in Pattern Design is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. The Pattern Design programme will qualify you to work speci¬fically with the design of garments – turning ideas into something that can be realized in practice. You will be able to take responsibility for complex pattern design and grading solutions using the newest CAD technology... [+]

Bachelor in Pattern Design The bachelor programme in Pattern Design is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. The Pattern Design programme will qualify you to work speci¬fically with the design of garments – turning ideas into something that can be realized in practice. You will be able to take responsibility for complex pattern design and grading solutions using the newest CAD technology. You will be trained to apply, compare and combine pattern construction methods and to analyse and assess the impact of grading methods on the fit and silhouette of a garment. Based on your knowledge of tech¬nical production methods, you will be able to transform the designer’s vision into a perfectly fitted garment. The programme takes place at Campus Herning. Content and Structure The Bachelor (BA) top-up takes three semesters. Whereas the AP degree programme provides you with basic insight and tools to navigate in the fashion industry, the BA top-up gives you the chance to become deeply absorbed in pattern design. At this stage of your education we expect you to be able to work in a more independent manner. The programme is organised with joint projects for all BA students during the first semester. Afterwards we focus on your chosen speciality. Elective course subjects and a placement period on the 3rd and 6th semester in the fashion industry are compulsory parts of the programme as well, and you conclude your studies with a bachelor assignment. At the... [-]

Bachelor in Purchasing Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Herning

The bachelor programme in Purchasing Management is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. You will learn to work with purchasing in an independent manner through research and development. You will be able to make an estimate of the financial and logistic parts of a company in the fashion and lifestyle sector and to handle both the internal and... [+]

Bachelor in Purchasing Management The bachelor programme in Purchasing Management is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. You will learn to work with purchasing in an independent manner through research and development. You will be able to make an estimate of the financial and logistic parts of a company in the fashion and lifestyle sector and to handle both the internal and external negotiations. You acquire a profound knowledge of commercial and financial theories and learn how to put the business concept and strategy of a company into practice in an international market. You will also learn to supervise and keep track of processes and projects that can ensure the optimisation of the purchasing function and you work with product and supplier development, negotiation and sourcing. You also learn about the materials of which the products are made. In this way you will have an advantage in negotiations and decision-making. Additionally, you learn about the legal and cultural factors in a global industry. Finally, you will be familiar with interpreting the market and using this as your starting point for planning purchasing activities. The common core projects of the course programme enhance your competences regarding interdisciplinary collaborations, and the compulsory placement period provides you with the chance to expand your network and CV. The programme takes place at Campus Herning. Content and Structure The Bachelor (BA) top-up takes three semesters. Whereas the AP degree programme provides you with basic insight... [-]

Bachelor in Retail Design and Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Herning

The bachelor programme in Retail Design and Management is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. The course programme teaches you to design, furnish and manage retail stores within the fashion and lifestyle sector. You learn to manage trends and consumer behaviour, as a result you are able to assist in designing the store concept for specific target groups. You learn... [+]

Bachelor in Retail Design and Management The bachelor programme in Retail Design and Management is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English structured as an AP degree and a BA top-up. The course programme teaches you to design, furnish and manage retail stores within the fashion and lifestyle sector. You learn to manage trends and consumer behaviour, as a result you are able to assist in designing the store concept for specific target groups. You learn how to analyse a store concept and interpret the results afterwards. Also, you learn to transform knowledge into sales. The programme takes place at Campus Herning. Content and Structure During the first four semesters, the studies are joint for Retail Design and Retail Management, on the three last semesters the programme splits in two: Retail Design and Retail Management. Retail Design The Retail Design programme will qualify you to handle a com¬plex and varying range of products in the development of store concepts. You will learn about retail developments in terms of communication, materials, history, and trends. Having comple¬ted the programme, you will be able to carry out and manage the entire process from the first drafts to final solution, and you will know how the visual impression of the store is best commu¬nicated. You will learn to consider the financial basis underlying your decisions as well as the consequences that your choices have for the company and the store. Retail Management The Retail Management programme will give you solid theoreti¬cal foundations for handling... [-]

Bachelor in Supply Engineering

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Horsens

The bachelor programme in Supply Engineering is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English. If you would like to help solve problems relating to climate change, flooding caused by cloud bursts, clean drinking water supply, protection of groundwater and the development of the energy supply of the future, then the Supply Engineering degree programme is the right choice for you... [+]

Bachelor in Supply Engineering The bachelor programme in Supply Engineering is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English. If you would like to help solve problems relating to climate change, flooding caused by cloud bursts, clean drinking water supply, protection of groundwater and the development of the energy supply of the future, then the Supply Engineering degree programme is the right choice for you. As a graduate supply engineer, you can work in utility companies, consulting engineering firms, firms of contractors or in the public sector. You will have plenty of opportunities to work abroad, where the lack of clean water and wastewater processing is a growing global challenge that requires skilled engineers. The programme takes place at Campus Horsens. Content and Structure The programme is organised in seven semesters, and in all semesters you will work on a cross-disciplinary project that combines the different subjects taught during the semester in a final project. You will experience that your project work skills improve from one semester to the next. On the 5th semester of this programme, you will have the opportunity of gaining practical experience during a work placement period. On the 6th semester, you will choose a specialization will the 7th and last semester has been set aside for your final bachelor project on a topic of your choice. Specialisations Specialisation takes place during the sixth and seventh semesters of the degree programme. You can choose to specialise in one of the following three areas: Water Supply - You... [-]

Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Campus Full time 3.5 years September 2017 Denmark Horsens Aarhus + 1 more

3½-year Bachelor programme taught in English with focus on design, planning and implementation of construction projects. [+]

Brief Introduction The bachelor programme in Architectural Technology and Construction Management is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English. You will gain extensive knowledge within design, planning and implementation of construction projects. The programme also offers you the opportunity of specialising within one or more professional areas. Sustainability and energy efficient design and construction plays a very important role in the programme. The programme takes place at Campus Horsens or at VIA’s department in Aarhus. Students with an AP degree or a similar diploma can complete the bachelor degree in two years.

Content and Structure

The programme is organised in seven semesters, where each semester covers a theme leading to an understanding of all elements involved, such as design, planning and implementation of construction projects. The learning process covers theory in combination with a number of multidisciplinary projects to be carried out both individually as well as in groups. Theory lessons and classes will have a higher intensity at the beginning of each semester, whereas they later on tend to be more project-oriented. On the 5th semester of this programme, you must choose a specialisation, while the 6th semester allows for the opportunity of gaining practical experience during a work placement period. In the final 7th semester, you will write you final Bachelor project.... [-]


Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Campus Full time 3.5 years February 2018 Denmark Horsens

3½-year Bachelor programme taught in English with focus on technical expertise and management in the built environment. [+]

Brief Introduction The bachelor programme in Civil Engineering is a 3½-year full-time programme taught in English, which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage structural calculations, drawings, soil mechanics, road calculations, etc. The flexibility of the programme and the variety of electives allow you to create an individual degree that will prepare you for a desirable career. Civil Engineering is an international profession that involves the design, construction, operation and improvement of the built environment. Civil Engineers provide the technical expertise and management skills to plan, design, construct and maintain such facilities as buildings, air and sea ports, water supply systems, waste treatment systems, road and rail networks and bridges - in a sustainable manner to reduce the impact on the environment. This programme takes place at Campus Horsens. Content and Structure The programme is organised in seven semesters, where each semester deals with a specific topic. This approach gradually leads to an understanding of all aspects of the civil engineering process, such as building design, town development and the planning and implementation of building projects. The programme provides you with a solid theoretical education combined with hands-on experience gained from practical assignments solved individually as well as in groups. Theory and class-teaching will predominate at the beginning of the course, whereas later on work will be more project-oriented reflecting the fact that Civil Engineers often work on projects involving many people. The learning process covers theory in combination with a number of multidisciplinary projects to be... [-]

Bachelor of Global Business Engineering

Campus Full time 4.5 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Horsens + 1 more

4½-year Bachelor programme taught in English which prepares students for careers in business as well as industry. [+]

Brief Introduction Combine engineering and business to enhance your international career prospects! Global Business Engineering is a 4½-year full degree professional Bachelor of Engineering programme taught in English and set in a vibrant environment of Danish and international students. As a graduate, you will be able to combine knowledge of technical and business issues and have the global skills in language and communication necessary to work worldwide. This combination makes the Global Business Engineer truly unique. During studies, you will learn how to design and implement technical solutions and also how to market and sell products. Through market analyses, product development, etc., you will also learn about cultural factors that may influence the buyers’ behaviour. The programme is taught in English at Campus Horsens and at Campus Aarhus C. Content and Structure The attractiveness of the global business engineer rests on a unique blend of science & technology, economics & international marketing combined with languages & culture. The learning process covers theory in combination with a number of multidisciplinary projects to be carried out both individually as well as in groups. Theory lessons and classes will have a higher intensity at the beginning of each semester, whereas they later on tend to be more project-oriented. The duration of the study is nine semesters full time, including study exchange possibilities on the 5th semester and a work placement on the 7th semester in Denmark or abroad. The programme offers a combination of approximately two-thirds of engineering courses and one-third of... [-]


Bachelor of ICT Engineering

Campus Full time 3.5 years February 2018 Denmark Horsens

3½-year Bachelor programme taught in English providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to manage information systems. [+]

Brief Introduction The Information and Communication Technology Engineering Programme is a 3½-year full-degree programme taught in English. It is the education of the future, providing students with the skills and knowledge required to manage information systems in companies of today and of tomorrow. This programme will give you knowledge of information technology, microprocessors and web technologies, as well as the way companies today work with IT. The programme takes place at Campus Horsens. Content and Structure The programme combines theory and practice through project work and business cases. It spans seven semesters and consists of core modules as well as electives. Each semester will be completed with a thematic semester project. The programme consists of two main branches: programming and electronics. The 4th semester includes a course in Real-Time Java combining these two subjects. During the 5th semester of this programme, you have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a work placement period, which involves working for an international company in Denmark or abroad. On the 6th semester, you will choose a specialisation while the final 7th semester will focus on the Bachelor project. The flexibility of the programme and the variety of electives allow you to create your own individual profile. Specialisations On third semester, you begin on one of the following specialisations: Business Information Systems Cross Media Embedded Engineering Business Information Systems The specialisation in Business Information Systems focuses on development of IT-based enterprise solutions for production, sales and marketing management, etc., using leading edge technologies such... [-]

Bachelor of International Sales and Marketing Management

Campus Full time 3.5 years September 2017 Denmark Horsens

3½-year Bachelor programme taught in English preparing students for jobs in sales and marketing worldwide. [+]

Brief Introduction The Bachelor Programme of International Sales and Marketing Management is a seven semester programme taught in English. The programme is based on applied science and provides you with a combination of subjects in the fields of business, economics, organisation and management, communication, culture, and business law with major focus on international marketing and sales. The programme combines theory with practice through project work and case studies from a broad range of companies. Furthermore, the programme includes 2 separate business placement periods of 12 weeks each. The aim of the placement periods is to equip you with experience of work within a business environment and to give you the opportunity to focus in depth upon real-life business problems and issues. The programme takes place at Campus Horsens. Content and Structure The programme combines theory with practice through project work and case studies from a broad range of companies. Furthermore, the programme includes two separate work placement periods of at least 12 weeks each. The aim of the placement periods is to provide you with work experience within a business environment and to give you the opportunity to focus in depth upon real-life business problems and issues. The seven semesters are structered in the following way: Semesters 1-3 comprise compulsory and elective courses. Semester 4 consists of work placement and a final project. Semesters 5-6 consist of business-related themes, which are subdivided into specific topics. Semester 7 comprises yet another work placement period and the bachelor dissertation. Career Opportunities The... [-]

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 3.5 years September 2017 Denmark Horsens

3½-year Bachelor programme taught in English with focus on creating ideas, developing and designing new products. [+]

Brief Introduction The 3½-year full-degree programme is taught in English. The Mechanical Engineer creates ideas, develops and designs new products – a process which requires both creative skills and engineering skills. Knowledge of social and economic conditions as well as work-related and environmental conditions is also essential. This programme takes place at Campus Horsens. Content and Structure Mechanical Engineering is a seven semester programme which is professionally oriented and structured so that, in the course of the programme, you will work with project themes in close cooperation with companies within the fields of industry, automation, energy and environment. During the 5th semester of this programme, you will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a work placement period, which involves working for an international company in Denmark or abroad. On the 6th semester, you will choose a specialisation while the final 7th semester will focus on the Bachelor project. Specialisations As a Mechanical Engineering student, you may choose between three areas of specialisation: Innovation and Product Design The ability to be innovative and to convert this into progressive results is the key to the future of any company. You will work with the development of new products, marketing, economy, design, organisation, management and also with the latest technologies in 3D CAD design, modelling and prototyping. Intelligent Mechanics New technologies and new navigation systems make it possible to develop self-propelled mine searchers and driverless vehicles etc. Developing intelligent products and systems is about integration between software, system development and... [-]

Bachelor of Value Chain Management

Campus Full time 3.5 years September 2017 Denmark Horsens Aarhus + 1 more

3½-year Bachelor programme taught in English with focus on how to analyse, improve and innovate value chains in global business environments. [+]

Brief Introduction The 3½-year full-degree programme in Value Chain Management is taught in English and prepares students for careers in business and industry. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to manage the way businesses receive raw materials as input, add value to the raw materials through various processes, and furthermore sell finished products to customers. This is achieved through analyses, improvement and innovation of value chains in global business environments. The programme takes place at Campus Horsens and at Campus Aarhus C. Content and Structure The aim of the Value Chain Management programme is to provide you with an overview of the network of processes that lead to the production and marketing of goods. You will learn to look at these processes from an overall perspective. The programme covers seven semesters dealing with several different subjects such as Market-Oriented Supply Chain Management. Each semester is concluded with a semester project. The programme alternates between individual work and group work, and it combines theory and practice through project work. From the 1st semester, all projects will be carried out in close cooperation with different companies giving you the opportunity of working with real-life challenges. During the 5th semester of this programme, you have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a work placement period, which involves working for an international company in Denmark or abroad. On the 6th semester, you will choose a profile while the final 7th semester will focus on the Bachelor project. The flexibility of the... [-]

BA

BA top-up degree in Design & Business specialising in Communication and Media Strategy

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Denmark Herning

The Bachelor (BA) top-up degree in Design and Business specialising in Communication and Media Strategy is a 1½-year full-time programme taught in English. [+]

Brief Introduction The Bachelor (BA) top-up degree in Design and Business specialising in Communication and Media Strategy is a 1½-year full-time programme taught in English. The speciality qualifies you to work professionally with communication within the fashion and lifestyle industry. You will acquire skills to independently design and manage the company's communication strategy. You will learn about the latest trends in communications and media, and will be able to convey messages in an interesting and relevant way versioned for different media - online as well as offline. You will also learn how to work with the company’s website and its various social media channels as well as how to write compelling messages. You will be able to confidently navigate and manage the strategies defined for different social media channels, an area that increasingly plays a major part in many companies’ communication strategies. The programme takes place within VIA Design at Campus Herning. Content and Structure The BA top-up takes three semesters and gives you the chance to immerse yourself in your chosen specialty, Communication and Media Strategy. The programme is organised around: Common core programme Specialisation Elective subjects Internship (9-13 weeks) Final BA project During the first semester, all BA students follow the same compulsory programme, making sure you cover a variety of disciplines within the area of design and business. All projects in this programme are worked out in partnership with the other BA top-up specialities at VIA Design. The goal is to strengthen the relationship between the creative... [-]

BA top-up degree in Design & Business specialising in Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Denmark Herning

The Bachelor (BA) top-up degree in Design and Business specialising in Entrepreneurship is a 1½-year full-time programme taught in English. [+]

Brief Introduction The Bachelor (BA) top-up degree in Design and Business specialising in Entrepreneurship is a 1½-year full-time programme taught in English. With a BA degree specialising in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you will have a variety of skills useful for generating and realising ideas and projects. You will also acquire competences in working towards a specific objective and in taking responsibility for in¬fluencing the design of the future. You will develop your own de¬sign identity. And you will get the skills necessary to handle new challenges so that you feel at home on the global fashion scene. The programme is a good match for a person who wants to establish a company or work with business development and/or innovation in an existing organisation (intrapreneurship). You will also have opportunities for employment in a variety of project organisations and associations and in the public sector. You will learn to be independent, creative, and enterprising – skills which are in demand in many industries. All in all, this education is a good fit for people who want to create and realise their own visions. The programme takes place within VIA Design at Campus Herning. Content and Structure The BA top-up takes three semesters and gives you the chance to immerse yourself in your chosen specialty, Entrepreneurship. The programme is organised around: Common core programme Specialisation Elective subjects Internship (9-13 weeks) Final BA project During the first semester, all BA students follow the same compulsory programme, making sure you cover a variety of... [-]

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VIA University College - Campus Aarhus C

Address 8000 Danmark
Website http://en.via.dk
Phone +45 87 55 00 10

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