Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Professional Bachelor's Programme

For those of you who want to be the link between idea and action in the building project.

Full Degree Programme

Work with construction from idea and drawing to finishing the building project

Architectural Technology and Construction Management is a 3½-year Bachelor's Programme. 

Where in the conception, design, and construction of building projects, the architect mainly works with aesthetics, the engineer with physics, a graduate in Architectural Technology and Construction Management is a generalist who deals with aspects of these as well as the organisational side of things. 

During the programme, you will learn to solve technical, administrative, and documentation assignments - in both theory and practice.

Computers are frequently used throughout the degree programme, however, computer skills are not a requirement before applying. We will teach you everything you need to know during classes, where you will also receive your own computer in the classroom. This is all done to guarantee that our graduates have excellent skills in using up to date computer technology in their work.

Most of the teaching takes place in class with your classmates, but occasionally there will be lectures together with other classes.

Students come to the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme with a variety of backgrounds. During the programme, you will find that your fellow students are familiar with the field either through books and theory or through experiences as craftsmen. This mixture of student backgrounds helps create strong and dynamic working groups. In such working groups a wider array of resourceful competences come to light, allowing students to help each other using their skills the best way possible.

 

It takes 3½ years (7 semesters) to graduate as a Bachelor in Architectural Technology and Construction Management. It is a full-time study, giving you 210 points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS points).

During the programme you will learn to solve technical, administrative and documentation assignments - in both theory and practice.

The programme qualifies you to plan, control and administer structural assignments, as well as controlling the production process and taking part in quality assessments.

Construction, planning, and project control are therefore central themes in this degree programme, you will for this reason deal with the following subjects:

  • Communication
  • Working Methods
  • Organisation and Collaboration
  • Information Technology
  • Numerical Understanding, e.g. maths and physics
  • Foreign Language
  • Management, e.g. legal matters and law

As a student at UCL University College, it is also possible to create an international profile during your studies. Depending on your chosen programme you can go on short international modules, study a semester or do your internship abroad, and participate in international projects.

The knowledge and insights that come from international experiences, as you encounter cultures of other countries, can be useful for more than personal enrichment. Such insights may also make you highly attractive to the Danish and international job markets.

Going abroad is an adventure, which will equip you with skills and experiences for life. You will develop yourself both professionally and personally, and you have a great opportunity to make friends and a network abroad.

Internship (6th semester)

All students in the programme have to get practical experience during their studies. 

The internship is meant to help turn your career in the direction you prefer, e.g. primarily drawing and sketching or mainly managing the activities at a building site.

The internship always takes place in the 6th semester and lasts 10 weeks. Being so close to graduation, students are at a very advanced point in their education and have a good chance of being closely involved in serious and interesting projects during their internships. The practical work in a company may also help you as a student to choose a topic for your final project, which is undertaken during the 7th and last semester of the programme.

Important to note is that UCL has to approve the chosen company to ensure the company’s ability to host you as a student and to guarantee a high-quality placement. This helps all three parties involved (student, company, and UCL) gain a positive outcome from the student’s work experience. 

This way, as students learn about the labour market and what kind of tasks and demands they may face upon graduation, companies benefit from the high skill of an almost-graduated student. From the evaluation of the internship, UCL will learn what current needs the labour market has, and whether newly graduated constructing architects are able to fulfill these needs?

Practical experience

One of the things that characterise the study programmes at UCL University College is that you will receive an education that emphasises practical experience. Amongst other things, you will work on practical cases in class, and work on projects with real businesses. The most practically-oriented part of the study is the internship, which is an integrated part of all study programmes at UCL.

The internship is your chance to use and test your knowledge and theory in the 'real world'. The internship also gives you the opportunity to test, what exactly you want to do with your degree once graduated. 

When the time comes for you to find your first job as a graduate, you will because of a strong internship not only have theoretical knowledge, but also important experience of how it is to work in your specific field of interest.

 

Career opportunities

You are taught to be a generalist within the fields of architectural technology, construction management, building surveying, and facilities management:

  • Projection/planning: You are responsible for the practical and technical planning regarding the choice of materials and constructions in a project.
  • Project management: You have a general knowledge of all parts of the building project - from the initial rough design to the completed building. You are aware of the legislation and how to accomplish the project within the known budgets and time limits.
  • Structural construction: You will be able to analyse the requirements concerning each individual construction element.
  • Coordination and planning: You will be coordinating and planning the structural project in cooperation with other involved parties, such as architects, engineers, and public authorities.
  • Communication: You will be able to communicate with both architects at the drawing office as well as with the craftsmen and contractors at the building site – you are the link between idea and action!

You will have the qualifications to work within the contracting business, in an architect’s drawing offices, with consulting engineering companies, or within a public authority or body. International organisations are gradually using constructing architects as well. Alternatively, you also hold the option of starting your own business.

Further education

You can continue to study to become an Academic Engineer. You will be granted a transfer of credits for your bachelor's degree from UCL. You can choose to study at e.g. Aalborg University.

If you want to go abroad, you can take a Master's Degree/Master of Science in Great Britain.

Admission requirements

General Diploma requirements

  • A Danish Gymnasium Diploma, or
  • An International or European Baccalaureate Diploma, or
  • A “High School” or “Secondary School” Diploma from a European or non-European country, which is equivalent to the Danish Gymnasium level.
    • Diplomas from European countries: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are equivalent to the Danish Gymnasium level.
    • Diplomas from non-European countries: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are now equivalent to the Danish Gymnasium level, but some Diplomas may require one additional year of University studies to meet the required entry-level.

Specific requirements for Architectural Technology and Construction Management

  • Mathematics passed at a Danish C-level or equivalent.
    • The equivalent of a Danish C-level is 125 hours of Mathematics during the last three years of High School/Secondary School.
  • English passed at a Danish B-level or equivalent with a minimum average score of 3,0 (after the danish grading scale).
    • The equivalent of a Danish B-level is 210 hours of English during the last three years of High School/Secondary School.
  • Independent English language test (no more than two years old) see minimum scores.
    • Danish and Nordic applicants and native English speakers: Independent English language test is not required.
    • Non-native English speakers from other European countries: all of the mentioned tests will be accepted.
    • Non-native English speakers from non-European countries: Only IELTS and TOEFL are accepted.

Supplementary requirements

  • Motivational letter explaining your reasons for wanting a place on this study programme.

Other qualifications

If you do not hold the above-mentioned qualifications, but you have other relevant qualifications, for instance, a Vocational education within a relevant area, please contact a Student Counsellor for an individual assessment.

How to apply

You apply for admission by clicking on the button 'apply'.

Documents

When you apply, you should attach all relevant documents, for instance:

  • Your High School Diploma including a transcript of subjects and grades, or just a transcript of grades, if you have not yet completed your degree. All Diplomas and transcripts must be in English as well as original language if the degree was not taken in English
  • Proof of an independent English language test
  • Proof of citizenship (passport or ID card)
  • Your current residence permit to Denmark (only if you have such)
  • A motivational letter, explaining why you want to study this programme

Area Admission Number

You will need to use the Admission Area Number below:
Architectural Technology and Construction Management, Odense; 41120.

Available study places

Odense intake
Summer: 40 places

Late applicants

If you apply later than the application deadlines you may be admitted to the programme if we still have places available. This is usually possible in this particular study programme.

Information concerning admissions

Please contact UCL's Admissions Hotline if your enquiry is related to:

  • Admission requirements
  • Application procedure
  • Admission

On July 28, you will be informed via UCL's Admissions Portal whether or not you have been admitted to the course of studies for which you have applied. 

Phone: +45 6318 3333
Mail:optagelse@ucl.dk

Hanne Søndergaard Study Counsellor - Available: Monday at 9-11, Wednesday at 11-13 and Fridays (13/9, 11/10, 15/11, 13/12) at 10-12
Tanja Munch Rasmussen Study Secretary
Information concerning admissions

+45 6318 3333

Optagelse@ucl.dk

Please contact UCL's admissions Hotline if your enquiry is related to:

  • Admission requirements
  • Application procedure
  • Admission

On July 28, you will be informed via UCL's Admissions Portal whether or not you have been admitted to the course of studies for which you have applied.