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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 210 ECTS

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Horsens
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR


In a process based on a combination of engineering skills, mechanical engineers create ideas, as well as develop and design new products. As a mechanical engineer you will not only work with cutting edge technological developments, you will build knowledge and tools that enable you to influence progress.

The Mechanical Engineering programme will get you up to speed with current technological developments and give you the knowledge and tools to influence the technology of the future.

You will work on projects in close cooperation with companies in the fields of industry, automation, energy, and environment. The programme qualifies graduates to perform work functions, where the main objectives are product development and construction of machines and systems, with an option of a specialisation in 1) Intelligent Mechanics, 2) Polymers and
composites or 3) Sustainable Energy.

The programme is also offered as an exchange programme.

Career Opportunities  

As a mechanical engineer, you will not only be close to the technological progress – you will also get knowledge and tools that enable you to influence development. For instance, you can be a part of developing new products, and designing energy and production facilities. Beside the strictly mechanical-technological side, this knowledge also enables you to take into account socio-economic and environmental considerations.

About the Degree

The programme in Mechanical Engineering is a professional bachelor's degree. Professional bachelor degrees have a curriculum in large part made up of career and practice oriented training. The programme prepares students for direct employment within professions of industry, education, commerce, health, etc. 

Professional bachelor degrees do not exclude access to subsequent degrees (e.g. a Master). In some cases a bridging programme or supplementary courses might be necessary. 


To be admitted to this programme, you must an advanced level of mathematics requirements. Read more about the math requirements

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of VIA University College  

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. 

The tuition fees are:
  • EUR 7.500 for each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th semester 
  • EUR 1.000 for the 5th semester (internship)

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn 2019

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 21

Campus Horsens


Campus Horsens offers a vibrant student life in an international setting. Both Danish and international students create a very active study environment in which common areas and closely situated student accommodation will frame your life. 
Campus Horsens offers a number of programmes taught in English primarily within the fields of architecture, engineering, marketing, management and business. In Danish, Campus Horsens additionally offers programmes in nursing and social education.
With all of these programmes offered in both languages, it is only natural that a large number of students come from other countries than Denmark. At Campus Horsens, approximately half of the students are international, either exchange students or full degree students.

  • Students: 4,000
  • International students: 2,000
  • Employees: 350
Read more about Campus Horsens here.

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