IT Technology

AP degree - 2 years - 120 ECTS

This programme will no longer be available in English from 2022 and onwards.

Are you passionate about working with computers, server and network technology, or electronics? Do you want to keep up with developments and manage the latest sensor technology, microcontrollers, and cloud services?

Then the IT technology programme is perfect for you.

As an IT technologist, you will, for example, learn how to build Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and you will be able to advise others about IoT.

You will learn to master programming at different levels from micro controllers to common administrative applications (like Python) to process automation (Scripting/ML).

And along the way, you’ll also get network and server skills, so that you can build an infrastructure that meets any companies’ IT security needs.

Your education as an IT technologist requires that you can think creatively and generate new ideas. You will learn to work in a structured way together with others as you need to find solutions to complex technological problems that need be to be solved in your study group on the programme, or for companies.

This entire programme is taught in English.

Work with complex network solutions

IT Technology is a 2-year full-time AP degree programme which will qualify you for key functions within several trades and industries.

As an IT technologist, you will be equipped to participate in projects that analyse, develop, and adapt complex network solutions to the customer’s needs. Among other things, you will work with troubleshooting and optimisation.

A student talks about the programme

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. On completion of this programme, you have the opportunity to apply for one of our related Bachelor’s top-up degree programmes to earn a full Bachelor’s degree.

Programme

The figure below shows the general subjects for the programme:

Network technology (9 ECTS)

Embedded systems (9 ECTS)

Programming (7 ECTS)

Project management and business skills (5 ECTS)

Network technology (9 ECTS)

Embedded systems (9 ECTS)

Programming (7 ECTS)

Project management and business skills (5 ECTS)

Choose between (30 ECTS):

Network
Cloud
IT security

Or:

Embedded systems
Electronics
IoT

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.

Students collaborate to build robot car that is able to beat the others in a robot challenge

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

This programme will no longer be available in English from 2022 and onwards.

Internship

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

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

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:

  • Electronic developer
  • IoT developer
  • Embedded software developer   
  • 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.

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.

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

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

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