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Computer Science

Do you dream of cooperating to come up with great It systems, designed and programmed in the best quality?

Then this is the study programme for you!
Computer Science is a 2½ year study programme where you have great opportunities to work on different projects in cooperation with your fellow students and companies.

Development of IT systems requires knowledge of the technological potential as well as abilities to realize ideas in specific programming languages and tools. To produce the best IT systems, it is also important to have a good understanding of the business, and to gain insight into the working situation and challenges of the users. You learn the craftsmanship of programming from scratch and how IT systems can be built so that they are robust and easy to develop further in order to keep up with the needs of business.

Content

The Computer Science programme is a 2½ year full-time higher study programme. It is divided into five semesters and divided into four main areas.

  • Programming
  • Systems Development
  • Technology
  • Business Understanding

The core areas are Programming and Systems Development. The areas Technology and Business Understanding focus on the contexts in which Programming and System Development take place.

First year: Basic level

The aim of the first year of study is to give you the tools to develop primarily single-user systems, independently and in collaboration with others.

The first year topics range from analysis to business management and operations. This is done through a systematic approach incorporating technological and business aspects.

Second year: Higher level

The purpose of the second year of study is to give you the skills to independently and in collaboration with others, assess a company's potential for IT development and so develop, renew and maintain a distributed IT system from analysis to management and operation via a situational methodical and systematic approach.

The purpose of specialization on 4th semester is that you profile your education through specialization and putting perspective on topics broadly related to the computational area.

The last half year: The independent and practice oriented level 

The internship is carried out in one or more companies in which you must participate in and gain knowledge of relevant business functions. The internship can be organized in a flexible and differentiated manner, and should provide the basis for your final project.

International module

The job market is becoming increasingly international, and students must learn to cope academically / professionally in a globalized world. This is why the programme has a compulsory international module, which lasts 14 days (10 working days) and is implemented as a study trip abroad. The module typically contains:

  • Education at an educational institution in English
  • Company visit
  • Cultural events

Students must expect to pay up to 5,000 kr. excl. pocket money for participation.

Read more about the programme in the curriculum under 'Download'.

Flipped Classroom Teaching

The study programme is being taught on the basis of the Flipped Clasroom principle. Flipped Classroom basically flips teaching upside down. What you would normally do at home, you now do in school, and vice versa. The reason for this change is that it is trivial to read a book or watch a video in order be taught something, but it is non-trivial to solve exercises. By using Flipped classroom the teacher becomes available in supporting the students with the exercises - functioning as a coach or consultant rather than initiator – while the student becomes more involved in the activities that happen in class.

Take a look at this video to see how the teaching method works at the study programme.

How to apply

This English taught programme is no longer open to full degree applicants. Exchange students can still apply to existing classes.

Exchange students

As an Exchange student through Erasmus+, Nordplus or a non-European Partner agreement, you may choose between participating in a Summer/Autumn or a Winter/Spring semester.

Application deadlines:

  • For Summer/Autumn semester: 15 May
  • For Winter/Spring semester: 20 November

Find application forms and learning agreements here.

Career opportunities

As a graduate in Computer Science your job opportunities within IT are almost limitless. Students from Lillebaelt Academy have found jobs in both Danish and global companies such as: KMD, Hesehus, Aloc, IBM, Jyske Bank, VESTAS Wind Power, Bankdata, Unik System Design, ADP – Dealer Services and many more.

Typical jobs could be: System developer, System designer, Programmer, System planner, System administrator, IT supporter, IT consultant, Test Manager, Project manager, IT Security Consultant, System constructor, IT Teacher, Web developer.

Further education

When you have acquired your AP degree in Computer Science you can continue your studies at one of the 1½ year bachelor top-ups at Lillebaelt Academy:

At some universities in Denmark or abroad, you can also continue for a bachelor’s degree within Computer Science. We have agreements regarding transfer of your credits.

Tuition fees

For full degree Danish citizens and for full degree EU citizens who are students at a Higher Level Education, tuition is free of charge.

For Erasmus+ students tuition is free of charge.

For non-EU citizens, who do not hold a permanent residence permit to Denmark, tuition fees will be charged. Read more about tuition fees here.

Scholarhips for non-EU citizens are only provided for Highly Qualified Students. No applicant will be awarded a Scholarship, before they have completed at least the first semester of studies here. Read more about Scholarships here.

SU

Higher Level Education gives students the right to apply for SU, which is a monthly Student Grant provided by the Danish State during studies.

Danish citizens are entitled to receive SU. International students are also entitled to apply for SU, but certain requirements must be fulfilled, for instance there is a requirement about working a certain number of hours per week during studies.

Read more about the SU rules here.

To apply for SU go to www.su.dk and log on with your NemID.

If you are going to study in Odense

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on www.su.dk:

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: Lillebaelt Academy/Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
  • Choose department: Seebladsgade 1

If you are going to study in Vejle

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on www.su.dk:

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: Lillebaelt Academy/Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
  • Choose department: Boulevarden 25

When to apply for SU

You may apply up to 1 month before you are entitled to receive SU. If for instance your study programme begins on the 31 August (later than 20 August) then you are entitled to receive SU from September (if you fulfill all conditions.). In that case you may apply one month before 1 September, meaning from the 1 August.

NOTE! Please do not apply for SU on the same day as you receive your admission letter. First you must make a confirmation of your study place and then a few days will pass, before this information has been received in the SU system. If you wait a few days, it will be easier for you to make your SU application, because some of your information will already be pre-registered at www.su.dk.

Expenses during studies

All full degree students must pay for their own books and photocopies, participation in study trips or internships in Denmark or abroad etc. Erasmus+ students borrows books for free from Lillebaelt Academy.

Living costs and accommodation

The monthly living costs including rent are approximately DKK 6,000. Student accommodation in Odense typically cost around 2.500 DKK (approx. 330 Euro) per month, with a 3 month deposit payable prior to handover of keys. Lillebaelt Academy provides counselling on how and where you can get accommodation, and Odense City Council guarantees that there is accommodation available to all EU-students at institutions of further education.

FAQ

Can I buy books at Lillebaelt Academy or do you co-operate with certain book stores?

No, Lillebaelt Academy does not sell books (unless it specifically says on the book list that a certain book can be purchased at the school). However, certain study programmes have agreements with book stores. Ask your local book store for a student discount or buy books online. Computer Science: You can buy a book package on prosa.dk (in Danish). Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management: You can buy books at Syddansk Universitet's bookstore 'Studenterboghandelen'.

Should I buy all the books on the book list before the study start?

It is recommended to buy the books up front, because there is a risk that they could be sold out when you need them.

Which books will I need?

The book list will be published on this website under the relevant study programme.

Can Lillebaelt Academy help to find accommodation?

We help students to find accommodation, but we do not have any housing options. Find inspiration on how to find accommodation in Odense or Vejle on this page.

May I use an older issue of the books that are mentioned on the book list?

Often an older issue can be used, if you make sure to add the latest chapters from the new book. Please ask your teacher if this also applies for your particular book.

Do I need to buy a particular computer and/or particular computer programmes?

Only if you are studying Architectural Technology and Construction Management. 

Where can I park my bicycle?

It depends on the location - some locations have an actual bicycle shed. Read more by clicking on the title of the question.

Is it possible to have a part-time job, while I am studying full time?

Yes, however we recommend no more than 10-15 hours work per week. In most study programmes your lessons will end at 15.15, so you must work after this time and on weekends.

What is Fronter and when can I get access to it?

Fronter is the electronic platform, where all necessary information about the study programme, time tables and teaching materials will be published. Login for Fronter will be handed out one of the first days of studies.

What type of activities can I expect during the introduction period?

In most study programmes you will find a combination of social activities. Click on the title of the question to read more.

Is it possible for me to attend the same class as my friend?

Yes, if you contact your student counsellor in good time before the semester starts, it is usually possible.

Is parking free?

Yes, but the parking conditions are different for each location. Click on the title of the question to read more.

How long can I take holidays during Easter?

The three working days before Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are free as well as Easter Monday.

When will I get my schedule/time table?

Most study programmes publish a schedule for the introduction days on this website. The schedule for the following time period will be available once you receive your login to Fronter  - it will be one of your first days of studies.

When do we have summer holidays?

All of July is free. Check the Calendar of events for your study programme to see, when your classes will start again after the summer Holidays.

When will my study programme begin?

The starting date is visible on this website - find it under the relevant study programme. The exact time and place is mentioned in the admission letter.

How do I get a study card?

One of the first days of studies you will have your picture taken at the school. This will be used to make your study card.

Is it compulsory to attend study trips in Denmark and abroad?

Normally, it is not compulsory to attend study trips, but some study programmes have made it compulsory. Please check the Curriculum, which you will find on this website under the relevant study programme.

Is there a Winter Break?

Some study programmes have a Winter Break in week 7 and others do not. 

 

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