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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

The Danish Government has decided to reduce the number of English-language programmes in Denmark. As a consequence, all international programmes at UCL University College will be phased out from 2022. We are not allowed to admit new students to the international programmes from 2022 and onwards.

You can still apply to any of our international programmes in 2021, and all current and new students will be able to complete their programmes. However, you will not be able to apply for e.g. a top-up programme after 2021.

 

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.

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.

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.

Specific requirements for Architectural Technology and Construction Management 

Mathematics requirements:

Mathematics passed at a Danish C-level or equivalent.

The equivalent of a Danish C-level is 125 (60 minutes) hours of Mathematics during the last three years of High School/Secondary School.

English requirements:

English passed at a Danish A-level or equivalent with a minimum score of 2,0 on the Danish grading scale.

The equivalent of a Danish A-level is 335 (60 minutes) hours of English during the last three years of High School/Secondary School.

OR

English passed at a Danish B-level or equivalent with a minimum score of 3,0 on the Danish grading scale.

The equivalent of a Danish B-level is 210 (60 minutes) hours of English during the last three years of High School/Secondary School.

NOTICE: If you do not live up to the minimum 210 hours of lessons or the minimum score of 3,0, you must take and pass one of the English tests accepted by UCL: List of English tests. Be aware of the minimum scores for each test. An independent English language test must be no more than two years old.

Rules regarding English test and citizenship

Native English speakers with a qualifying examination from all other non-European countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English): Only IELTS and TOEFL are accepted. *

Native English speakers (including applicants with a qualifying examination from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) and applicants with an IB Diploma: all the mentioned tests will be accepted. *

Non-native English speakers from European countries: all the mentioned tests will be accepted. *

* Due to the situation with COVID-19, UCL will for this intake (study start in September 2021) accept the TOEFL iBT Home Edition and IELTS Indicator.

 

Supplementary requirements

Motivational letter:

You need to attach a motivational letter explaining your motivation for applying for this program.  The letter must not exceed 1 page (2400 characters) and UCL emphasizes the following:

  • A personal introduction of yourself
  • How did you discover that you want to study this program?
  • Why do you want to study Architectural Technology and Construction Management?

Other qualifications that UCL values when processing your application:

  • Grade average from your high school or vocational education
  • Maternity leave for a period of at least 6 months
  • Passed subjects from other higher educations (min 30 ECTS)
  • Work experience after you passed high school for at least 6 months – valid documentation is a contract or first and last pay slip stating how many hours of work a week and the time period.
  • Military service for at least 6 months
  • Staying abroad for at least 6 months– If you have lived in another country after you passed high school. Valid documentation is tickets, contracts and pay slips.

How to apply

You start your application for admission by clicking the 'Apply now' button.

Documents to include:

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

  • Your High School Diploma including a transcript of subjects and grades even 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.
  • A verification form stating the hours of Mathematics and English in the last 3 years – download form here.
  • If relevant a 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
  • Documentation for other qualifications

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

The deadline for applying with a non-Danish high school diploma is March 15th at 12.00 noon. But you still have a chance to apply for this Program if there are vacant study places after July 28th (not possible to NON-EU applicants due to the process connected with residence permit).

Keep an eye on our website from July 28th and apply if we have vacant study places by using the "Apply Now" button. At this particular program we expect to have vacant study places.

Tuition fee

NON-EU citizens must pay tuition fees. Click here to find the overview of the tuition fee for each program.

Applicants from Great Britain should contact the admission office to clarify if they must pay due to Brexit. Please write to application@ucl.dk.

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:application@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

Application@ucl.dk

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

  • Admission requirements
  • Application procedure
  • Admission