Get the foundation for a career in the construction industry

VIA Civil Engineering  

Bachelor of Engineering

At VIA Civil Engineering you will get a solid understanding of the entire construction process and get a chance to work with engineering-related tasks.

About the programme


Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 

Duration of the programme: 3 ½ years (210 ECTS). Full-time course of study. 

Programme start: September. 

Study location: Horsens. Read more about Campus Horsens (in English) 

Language: The programme is taught in English 

Curriculum: See the current curriculum (in English) 

Structure and content
You will work with engineering-related tasks from the very first day.

The teaching philosophy at VIA Civil Engineering includes a combination of theory lessons, assignments and project work. You will primarily learn theory through practical assignments, case studies and project work. 

At VIA Civil Engineering you will be taught how to design and perform construction. In all seven semesters, you will work with projects that become increasingly influenced by your own choices. 

Content, structure and specialisations 

The content of the first four semesters of the programme is fixed. The fifth semester involves an internship. During the sixth and seventh semester you can target your studies within the subject areas of the programme.

In the seventh semester you will write your bachelor project.


See the VIA Civil Engineering course catalogue (in English)

You must have studied mathematics at an advanced level.
  • Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas. Send a copy of transcript of records translated to English.
  • The International and the European Baccalaureates. 

The above certificates must provide evidence of Mathematics at high advanced level corresponding to a Danish A-level, Physics B-level and Chemistry C-level (intermediate level with minimum of 2 years at upper secondary level).

Furthermore, you must fill in the form: Math requirements (in English) (pdf). 

If your secondary school mathematics syllabus does not include all topics listed, you may be required to participate in a two-week compulsory mathematics course at VIA University College before study start. 

Please find more information in the course description (in English) (pdf).

Read more about foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark

Documentation of your current English language level 

You will need to provide documentation of your English language level. (certificate is required). 

As documentation we accept the following internationally recognised language tests:

Required test scores:

IELTS An average band score of 6.5
TOEFL Internet-based 83
TOEFL Paper-based (valid until June 2019) 585
TOEFL Paper-delivered Reading – high (22-30)
Listening – high (22-30)
Writing – Good (24-30)
Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
IB (International Baccalaureate) Group 1: All grades
Group 2: English B HL, all grades 
English B SL, minimum grade 5

Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date. 

If you are an international student who does not meet the required language skills, you may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e). Find further information about VIAT/e at the Campus Horsens site (in English).

Please note: From admission 2020 all applicants will have to document English equivalent to a Danish B-level with a minimum grade of 03 (minimum 210 hours, 1 hour = 60 minutes). The grades from the applicants High School Diploma will be converted into Danish grades.

Note: only if the requirement of a Danish B-level cannot be met on the High School Diploma or if the grades cannot be converted into Danish grades, the applicant has the opportunity to participate in an English language test in order to meet the required English level.

Please find an overview of accepted language test and test scores on the page VIA Language Assessment Centre (in English)

Read about credit transfer at VIA University College in Horsens (in English).


How to apply
The application deadline is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

Apply online through The application portal opens 1 February every year.

Fill out the application form and upload relevant documentation at

Applicants applying without a Danish Civil registration number must furthermore send a signature page from by email to before 15 March 12:00 noon.

The area code for the programme is:

  • Horsens 41165
  • Aarhus 41175

Application deadline

  • 15 March, 12:00 noon

Response to your admissions request

You will receive an answer to your admissions request on 28 July.

Should the 28 July fall on a Saturday or Sunday, you will receive an answer to your admissions request the Friday before. 

Available study places

Any available study places will be published on VIAs English webpage “Available study places” on 28 July.

An application form can be found on VIAs webpage “Available study places” on 28 July. Applications for available study places will be handled manually.

Application fee

Applicants from China are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before your application can be processed. The fee is to be paid at the time of application.

Please visit the Admission site to find further information about how to apply, application fee, residence and work permits and how to follow your application (In English)

Fees and tuition
Here you can get information about tuition fee and more.

The total fee for the entire programme is EUR 45,500.

Overview of fees and terms of payment 

Please download the Payment schedule and Terms of Payment (in English) (pdf) to see the payment deadlines you must follow to get access to the first semester of the programme. 

The prices are fixed for the official duration of your study programme. If you exceed the official duration of the study programme, the following semester payments will correspond to the tuition fee at that time. 

VIA University College reserves the right to change tuition fees every year in October or whenever conditions necessitate such changes. 

If tuition fee is required, you will always be invoiced directly from VIA University College. No partners are entitled to charge fees on behalf of our institution. 

If you are asked for additional payments by a VIA University College partner, please let us know.    

When applying for a visa, remember to include a copy of your admission letter.

Read more about fees and finances.


Your internship teaches you things that you can’t learn in a classroom.

An important aspect of the VIA University College programme is the opportunity to put classroom theories into practice by having one or more periods of internship.  

No matter what you study, you will have the chance to get practical training in a company or in public administration. There, you can learn things that can not be taught in a classroom. 

We have an excellent cooperation with local businesses when it comes to internship. They appreciate the trainees from VIA Civil Engineering. 

You can either go abroad or stay in Denmark for your internship period. 

Career guidance
As a graduate engineer, you can plan and manage all types of projects within the construction industry.

As a Civil Engineer, you will have the ability to work in bridge and road construction, port construction, industrial construction, housing or geothermal and solar heating. 

This means you will have a lot of job opportunities when you graduate. 

Most graduates are employed by contractors, engineering firms, or turnkey businesses in Denmark or abroad. Many also work for public authorities. 

Do you want to be self-employed?

Existing companies are not the only place you can find a job: some structural engineers who graduate from VIA choose to start their own companies. That way you can choose to work with precisely the areas of engineering you find most exciting. 

Career counselling and events
Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. e.g advice on writing a good curriculum vitae and searching for jobs and internships.

The career centre also organises events where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.

Further education

When you graduate as a Civil Engineer from VIA University College, you will have an excellent opportunity for further education on a Master’s level abroad as well as in Denmark, for example at Aarhus University, Aalborg University or Technical University of Denmark.

International opportunities
A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.

To enrich the study experience and help create cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad. We also welcome foreign students from our partner institutions. 

At Campus Horsens, we have agreements with approximately 200 institutions in 33 Countries, both in Europe and in the world beyond. 

This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for a semester at one of our partner institutions in another country. 

You may also choose to do your internship in an international company in another part of the world. Both of these options give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture. 

A study abroad experience also provides global insight and perspective. Today's business world is a global marketplace, so a study abroad experience is something many companies would like to see on your CV. 

Contact our international coordinators (in English).

Student counselling
Need help before applying?

The student counsellor can help you with:

  • Questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business
  • Admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures. 

Contact a student counsellor daily 08:00-14:00 at: 

T: +45 87 55 43 20 (text or call)

Academic counselling

To get academic counselling regarding the programmes, contact an academic counsellor who can help you with a more detailed description of your future study programme, optional courses, specialisations etc.: 

Katrine Steenbach
T: +45 87 55 42 79 (text or call)

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

VIA Civil Engineering 
Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4 
8700 Horsens 
DK - Denmark

T: +45 87 55 40 00

Opening hours

Lines are open: 
Monday - Thursday at 07:45 – 15:30 
Friday at 07:45 – 14:30 

Read about Campus Horsens.