IT Technology

Academy Profession Programme

For those who dream of working with software, electronics, and networks of the future as well as with technologies that make everyday electronics intelligent.

Full Degree Programme

Do you dream about working with software, electronics, network and technology?

As a student on the IT Technology programme, you will e.g. acquire knowledge about Internet of Things (IoT) – the technology that makes everyday technology smart and intelligent.
You will learn how data is stored, processed, and presented, and you will gain an insight into how data can control physical systems.

During the programme, we will work within these general fields of study:

  • Hardware
  • Network Technology
  • Software
  • Project Management

These fields of study will be consistent throughout your education. You will get to work in-depth within all four fields, and learn the importance of creating an overview and an understating of the system as a whole. 

 

Our programme has a duration of two years. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to continue on a 1½-years Top-Up programme giving you the equivalent of a professional bachelor’s degree.

During the first two semesters, you will work interdisciplinary and learn the technologies within the whole ecosystem of Internet of Things.

The third semester consists of elective courses that allow you to tone your education and specialize in different areas of expertise.

The fourth and final semester consists of an internship at a local company as well as the final exam project.

Elective courses

During your education, you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the fields that hold your interest. Especially during the third semester, where you can choose between a wide range of elective courses.
The electives allow you to tone your IT technology programme in a way that gives you a profile that matches your interests and your future dream job.

The courses offered could be:

  • Advanced Electronics
  • Data Collection and Data Storage
  • Complex Embedded Systems
  • Mathematics and Physics used in Electronics
  • Network, Router and Switch Configuration

What does a week at the programme look like?

A typical week consists of project courses that will supplement and build upon each other.
You should be aware that the IT Technology programme is a full-time occupation, and a 40-hour a week workload is to be expected.

Internship

Your internship starts in the 4th semester and has a duration of three months. You will have to find an approved internship on your own, which has to meet certain requirements.

If you do not have a particular internship in mind, we can help you find one. Our internship partners are often involved in the education at EAL by, giving presentations on current subjects, hosting company visits, or by running projects of different magnitudes.

The internship and the final exam project are often used by our partners to assess the student with regard to future employment.

International profile

As a student at UCL University College, it is 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.

 

Hardware and embedded systems

Here you learn to design and build systems that integrate micro controllers with analogue and digital electronics.

Embedded systems are independent micro controller systems that carry out specific tasks. They are used in everything from electric toothbrushes to robots used for space travel. They are typically used to collect data or to control external units. When an embedded unit is capable of communicating via the internet it is categorized as belonging to the Internet of Things.

You learn how to design a safe and reliable system and how to implement, test and document as you go.
Within the field, you will get to work with all the stages of electronic development:

  • Concept
  • Design, calculation, and simulation
  • Circuit boards, including manufacturing and testing (PCB)

You get to work with simulations and calculations, so that you can choose the right components, sensors and actuators for any given project. At the same time, you will lean to use different development software, allowing you to pick the right programme for the task.

Network

Here you will be working with industrial networks and local Ethernet based networks.
Industrial networks are typically used to connect sensors and electronics that collect data. Industrial networks can also connect to the internet. You will learn how to tailor the best solution for different situations.

You will get an insight into how the internet is designed, including the most important protocols and the optimal configuration of networks on routers and switches.

Today, a lot of the work with networks is virtual. Therefore, you will learn to apply hypervisors to implement virtual networks. In class, we use Juniper and VMware.

Working with networks and Internet of Things you will learn how you most effectively secure network units against unwanted infiltration. You will learn how to secure entire networks and individual components against unwanted infiltration.

Programming and scripting are consistent subjects throughout the study programme.

Software and programming

Working with the programming language C, you will learn how to develop software for embedded systems in general and specifically for units on the Internet of Things.

You will also be working with automation, scripting and elements for the Internet of Things ecosystem – all done in the programming language Python. For example, you will learn how to roll out new configurations for routers and switches within a network automatically or how to set up automatic data processing in the cloud.

Project management

Here you will learn how to manage a project from first concept to the finished result. Along the way, we will dive into the day-to-day project management of a project – ending with the hand off to the client.
You will be working with various project management tools both offline and online, learning how to choose the right tools depending on the size and details of the project.
In addition, you will learn how to manage the various stages of project design and project development using quality and resource management tools – including looking at budgets and doing risk assessment.

In connection with your project management, you will also be working with documentation and writing various types of reports. There are some formal requirements to the written material that you will be handing in throughout the various stages of the project. These are, for example: Business Case, End Stage, requirements specifications, Progress, Risk Management and Product Description.

Throughout the study programme, we focus on “soft skills”, which are non-professional skills essential to becoming a good team player. We know how important it is to be able to communicate your ideas and give e.g. managers a good basis for their decisions.

At the same time, it is important to be able to talk to clients, write reports and do presentations, which takes a high level of professional skill and a proficiency in both oral and written communication.

Throughout the study programme, we test your interpersonal skills, as you take on several projects in the role of project manager.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The systems used in the study programme all revolve around the concept Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a hot topic within digital technology. IoT devices connect to and communicate via the internet. Therefore, IT security is one of the important areas that you will be working with throughout the study programme. You will gain competences in a broad selection of technologies ranging from data collection, data transport and computer networks that process and produce data.

When you begin the study programme, you will start by getting familiar with basic technologies and then progress to more advanced technologies that will be incorporated in projects work throughout the semesters.

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For the first year (the first two semesters), you will be working with multiple disciplines getting familiar with technologies throughout the entire ecosystem of Internet of Things. During the third semester, you have a chance to tone your education through elective courses. During the fourth and last semester, you will be doing your internship and final exam.

Elective courses

During the third semester of your study programme, you will get a chance to explore your interests through elective courses. You can tailor your study programme to create a job profile suited for your interests and future career goals.
Examples of elective courses:

  • Advanced electronics
  • Data collection and data processing
  • Complex embedded systems
  • Math and physics applied in electronics
  • Network, router and switch configuration

Your internship starts in the 4th semester and has a duration of three months. You will have to find an approved internship on your own, which has to meet certain requirements.

If you do not have a particular internship in mind, we can always help you find one. Our internship partners are often involved in the education at EAL by giving presentations on current subjects, hosting company visits, or by running projects of different magnitudes.

The internship and the final exam project are often used by our partners to assess the student with regard to future employment.

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 allows 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.

 

A lot of IT Technologists who have specialised in electronics gain employment in companies that produce, sell, or maintain consumer, or industrial electronics such as radio, TV, radar or navigational equipment, measuring instruments, power supplies, electro-medical devices or IT equipment.

IT technologists who have specialised in network technology will often find employment within the technical/technological field. They will design and maintain large and small networks as well as servers, security, and databases. The field of expertise lies within network design and consultancy in connection with the planning, implementation, and maintenance of modern network solutions.

Examples of typical job titles are:

  • System Supporter
  • Supervisor
  • Network Consultant
  • IT Worker
  • Engineer/Technician
  • System Administrator
  • Project Manager

General Diploma requirements:

  • A Danish Gymnasium Diploma or
  • An International or European Baccalaureate Diploma or
  • A “High School” or “Secondary School” Diploma from European or non-European countries, which are equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level
    • Diplomas from European Countries: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level
    • Diplomas from outside Europe: 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 IT Technology:

  • 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

Supplementary requirements:

  • Motivational letter explaining your reasons for wanting a study place in this 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:
IT Technology, Odense; 76065.

Available study places

Odense intake
Summer: 33 places

Tuition fees

NON-EU citizens must pay tuition fees.

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
Gunde Christensen 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