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Materials Science Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science , 210 ECTS

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Herning
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme in Materials Science Engineering gives you broad knowledge of materials and processes, and you get expert knowledge of new and innovative materials which i.e. can make textiles more durable and adjust to body temperatures.
Apart from that you get insight into modern processing technology, thus you can be part of optimizing aspects when it comes to techniques, product design, product development process, economics, and production in manufacturing companies. The studies are based on theory as well as projects.

This programme is also offered as an exchange programme.

Career Opportunities  

As a Material Technology Engineer you have the competences to enter a wide range of jobs. For instance, you can work with product development, financial management, development and research on new materials, purchasing of new materials and products, and disposals and consultancy on materials and processes.

You job titles could include:
  • Furniture Engineer
  • Textile Engineer
  • Product Developer
  • Controller
  • Sourcer or Material
  • Process Consultant

About the Degree

The programme in Materials Science Engineering is a professional Bachelor's degree. Professional Bachelor's 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 hold a certificate showing, that you have passed Upper Secondary School, The International and the European Baccalaureates, A vocational education within business or other equivalent certificates or professional qualifications.
Furthermore it is required that you have passed:

  • Mathematics corresponding to a Danish B-level (intermediate level).
  • Physics corresponding to a Danish B-level (intermediate level).
  • Chemistry corresponding to a Danish C level (pre-intermediate level) or Biotechnology corresponding to a Danish A-level (advanced level).
  • English language proficiency corresponding to a Danish B-level (intermediate level)

In addition, documentation is required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. VIA University College accepts a range of international tests.
Read about the and language requirements at VIA University College.

Apply through VIA University College, with relevant documentation. Read more about documentation and how to apply here.

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, Switzerland or Turkey. 

The tuition fees are:

  • EUR 7.500 per semester each for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th semesters
  • 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
Sep 02

Campus Herning


Campus Herning accommodates one of the largest design and business academies in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors and students come from all over the world.
Campus Herning offers a number of design programmes in both Danish and English and works closely together with the fashion industry as a whole as well as the many fashion businesses located in the area around Herning.
The study environment is inspiring and decorated by well-known artists. The facilities include an award-winning canteen, The Boutique offering everything a design student needs of special materials and a trend studio.

  • Students: 1.300
  • International students: 300
  • Employees: 120
Read more about Campus Herning here.

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