IT Technology

AP degree - 2 years - 120 ECTS

Do you have a passion for working with computers, servers and/or network technology and electronics, and would you like to stay updated with developments and the most recent technology? If so, the IT Technology programme is ideal for you.

This entire programme is taught in English.

Development, planning and operation of systems

IT Technology is a 2 year full-time AP degree programme qualifying for key functions within a number of trades and industries. You will be qualified for a professional position as manager of, or participant in, projects related to product development, planning and operation of systems in the fields of network and electronics technology in the private as well as the public sector. 

Earn a Bachelor's degree in 1½ years

The AP Degree programme in IT Technology is the first 2 years of a Bachelor’s programme.

Do you have any questions?

Ask one of our student and career counsellors:

Mail: guidance@baaa.dk
Phone: +45 7228 6020

See our opening hours

Programme

The figure below shows the general subjects for the programme:

1st semester Network technology (9 ECTS)

Embedded systems (9 ECTS)

Programming (7 ECTS)

Project management and business skills (5 ECTS)
2nd semester Network technology (9 ECTS)

Embedded systems (9 ECTS)

Programming (7 ECTS)

Project management and business skills (5 ECTS)
3rd semester Choose between (30 ECTS):

Network
Cloud
IT security

Or:

Embedded systems
Electronics
IoT
4th semester Internship (15 ECTS)

Final exam project (15 ECTS)

Teaching methods

Teaching methods and the academic level have been planned to accommodate everybody – regardless of whether you have an upper secondary qualification or a basic vocational education.

Fundamentally, the study and work forms are based on projects. They strengthen the cohesion between the academic subjects and ensure that from the moment you start your studies, you use the same work methods that are used in the industry. You will work with various projects during each semester. The framework for the projects will be pre-defined, but you will be able to influence the specific projects. You will be working in a project group assisted by a project supervisor. Furthermore, you will receive guidance and theoretical tuition through assignments and exercises.

You will be taught and supervised by the Academy’s permanent lecturers and by guest lecturers from other educational institutions and companies.

The programme is organised in a flexible way – this includes both the academic subjects and the teaching methods. Our classes are small with ongoing evaluations and personal interviews between students and lecturers. Our methods ensure that you get the maximal benefit and that we can take your individual objectives and needs into consideration. You can enter the department 24 hours a day and you are welcome to use the Academy's equipment whenever it is convenient for you.

Learn more about Robo Olympics - a part of the programme

Robo Olympics For The IT Technology Programme

Collaboration with the business sector

Our main collaboration with the business sector is in connection with internships and projects where we use project supervisors from various companies. We also benefit from guest lecturers who are able to describe the most recent trends and state-of-the-art technologies.

The specialisation subjects for the 2nd and 3rd semesters can be arranged as teaching at companies and as internships.

Internship and final project

During your internship you will work with relevant professional issues. You will be based at one or more companies. The internship can be planned flexibly to form the basis for your main project.

You prepare your final project in collaboration with a company and must prepare a report that documents the course and forms the basis for your main exam.

Examples of final projects:

  • Security in virtual infrastructures
  • The use of tablets in welfare solutions
  • Patient monitoring via mobile phones

Apply for admission

Here is information about admission requirements and how to apply for the IT Technology programme at Business Academy Aarhus.

Admission requirements

Non-Danish applicants must apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants. You are eligible for admission if you have either a Danish qualifying examination or qualifications recognised or assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications.

See which specific requirements you need to fulfil based on your educational background

In order to be admitted to the programme, you must have especially good and documented qualifications in:

English requirements

All applicants must have a certificate proving adequate qualifications in English at an upper level which is comparable to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination.

This means that international applicants must have had English for at least 210 hours during the last three years of their upper-secondary education (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours).

In addition, all international applicants must pass an internationally approved test. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6,5
  • TOEFL Internet-based: 83
  • Cambridge English First: Grade A
  • Cambridge English Advanced: Grade A, B or C
  • Oxford Online Placement test: C1 (min. 90 in each part). We only accept this test, when it is completed at Business Academy Aarhus. Sign up here

Please note that the English test is valid for 2 years.

For non-EU applicants, we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.

Native English speakers, applicants with an IB Diploma and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) are exempt from an English test. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.

Complete your English test at Business Academy Aarhus

Mathematics

Mathematics at the Danish C-level. This means that international applicants must have had mathematics for at least 125 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.

How to apply

There is admission to this programme twice a year, with study start in January and August. For study start in August you apply through optagelse.dk. You can apply from 1 February. For study start in January you apply through our online application form. You can apply from 1 September.

Application deadlines - Study start in August

Apply before 15 March at 12 midday

  • If you have a qualifying exam from a country outside of the EU (this applies regardless of your nationality)
  • If you are a national from a country outside the EU (applies regardless of your qualifying examination)

If you fulfill these requirements, you are considered a non-EU applicant. You can find all the special requirements for non-EU applicants here

Apply before 15 March at 12 midday

  • If you are an EU citizen with
    - a Danish entrance examination and wish to apply for quota 2
    - a vocational education and training programme
    - a foreign high school qualifying exam from an EU country
    - an entrance examination from Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland

Apply before 5 July at 12 midday

  • If you are an EU citizen, have a Danish qualifying high school exam and you wish to apply for quota 1

Application deadlines - Study start in January

Apply before 1 October at 12 midday

  • If you have a qualifying exam from a country outside of the EU (this applies regardless of your nationality)
  • If you are a national from a country outside the EU (applies regardless of your qualifying examination)

If you fulfill these requirements, you are considered a non-EU applicant. You can find all the special requirements for non-EU applicants here

Apply before 1 November at 12 midday

  • If you are an EU citizen with
    - a foreign high school qualifying exam from an EU country
    - an entrance examination from Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland

Apply before 1 December at 12 midday

  • If you are an EU citizen and have a Danish qualifying exam

Please note that there is only one application deadline - it makes no difference whether you want to be assessed according to your average alone or whether you want anything else to be assessed. If you want to be assessed on anything other than your average, it is your responsibility to upload any relevant documentation of the activities you want to have assessed on with your application before the application deadline.

When is study start?

Study start is on Monday 26 August 2019 for all AP degree and Bachelor's programmes.

For programmes with winter intake – study start is Monday 27 January 2020.

Help with your application on optagelse.dk

Name of programme: AP Graduate IT Technology
Name of institution: Erhvervsakademi Aarhus (Danish title for Business Academy Aarhus)
The programme takes place at: Erhvervsakademi Aarhus, Sønderhøj
City: Viby J
Admission area no.: 76215

Do you need extra help?

For specific programme related questions, write to our student counsellors at guidance@baaa.dk

For questions about admission, the application process or study life in general at Business Academy Aarhus, write to info@baaa.dk

Business Academy Aarhus cooperates with a range of organisations to promote our higher educational programmes abroad. Applicants are welcome to contact a Local Education Agent where available, for further information on the application process.

Remember to read the small print

Should a programme, study line or specialisation that you applied for not be offered anyway, you will be contacted directly. The subsequent specialisations we offer will depend on the number of applicants. If there are not enough applicants for both a Danish and an international line, we reserve the right to only offer one.

Internship

In 4th semester, you will do an internship in a company for 3 months.

In your internship you will get to test your newly acquired skills in a company and get insight into future work assignments and career opportunities. You will be able to connect your theoretical knowledge with practical experience, and at the same time strengthen your CV.

In the internship, you can test a specific field of work and then focus your programme in relation to your career plans. As part of your internship, you must write a project report which is based on a problem statement from the company. Here, you will have the opportunity to specialise within your specific interests.

The internship is a mandatory part of your programme, and it is your responsibility to find an internship company. To help, we have a wide range of tools and contacts available, e.g. via our career centre.

Get advice from our student, Teddy, on how to find an internship in Denmark

How To Get An Internship As An International Student

Examples of internship companies

Your internship can be taken in a company in Denmark or abroad. Here are some examples of internship companies:

Cooperation with a lot of companies

Business Academy Aarhus has a close cooperation with a wide range of private and public companies. Contact with the business community creates real-life teaching – for the benefit of the students, the programme and the companies.

You will, first and foremost, encounter cooperation with the business community in connection with project work and your internship. We also invite guest speakers to contribute with their experience and the latest trends from the business community. In exams, we also use co-examiners from the business community.

Career options

The IT Technology programme meets the needs of the industry for technicians who can work in practice with a theoretical base.

You are qualified to work with modern technology both as a tool and as a product within the areas of development, construction, sales, technical support, planning, management, production techniques, tests, purchasing, advisory and consulting services. 

Examples of career options:

  • IT planner
  • IT and net supporter
  • IT consultant
  • System administrator
  • Network consultant
  • Network manager

Continue with your education

An academy profession degree is a dynamic pathway to a higher education. See your options here: 

Bachelor’s degree

Build upon your Academy Profession degree and become a bachelor in 1½ years.

Do you want to know more?

If you want to continue studying, you can get counselling from the educational institution that you want to be admitted to.

You are also welcome to contact our student and career counsellors for further information about careers and further education at guidance@baaa.dk

Do you have any questions?

Ask one of our student and career counsellors:

Mail: guidance@baaa.dk
Phone: +45 7228 6020

See our opening hours

Student life

When you embark on a higher education programme with us, you'll get:

  • a top-quality internationally recognised degree
  • combined theory and practice in small classes of 20-35 students, which ensures close contact between lecturer and students
  • focus on learning in small teams, with real-life cases in collaboration with companies
  • a compulsory internship as well as excellent job opportunities during and after your studies
  • a great international experience in a vibrant, active and culturally diverse city
  • Danish lessons on campus
  • plenty of other social activities. 

Find more information on student life at Business Academy Aarhus

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Info for international applicants

There are a lot of practical matters you need to know in order to get a good start and have a pleasant stay in Denmark.

Find information about housing, financial issues, permits ect. here

Get a buddy

All international students are offered a Buddy. A Buddy is a current Academy student, who volunteers to help new international students get off to a good start in Aarhus.

Get more information - and apply for a buddy here

Study satisfaction

Every two years we carry out – in cooperation with the Ministry and together with the other Danish educational institutions – a survey of the study satisfaction among our students. The survey is called ‘Learning barometer’.

See the latest results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ at Business Academy Aarhus here

Compare Higher Education programmes

On Uddannelseszoom (in Danish only), you can compare results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ across all higher education institutions in Denmark. You can, among other things, compare salary levels and see how graduates got their first job.

Teaching evaluation

Every year we carry out a teacher evaluation where our students evaluate the teaching they receive.

See the results of the latest teacher evaluation here

Contact

Business Academy Aarhus
Sønderhøj 30
DK-8260 Viby J
Get maps and directions

Mail: info@baaa.dk
Phone: +45 7228 6000

Do you have any questions?

Ask one of our student and career counsellors:

Mail: guidance@baaa.dk
Phone: +45 7228 6020

See our opening hours