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Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Working with construction from idea and drawing to finishing the building project

This study programme takes 3½ years to complete.

You may choose to graduate after only 2 years with an AP degree Programme in Construction Technology, giving you 120 ECTS points. 

The programme may look a little like the architect or the engineer, but the difference can be described as organisational skills. The architect works with aesthetics, the engineer with the physics, whereas the graduate in Architectural Technology and Construction Management works with the organisational part. 

During the programme you will use the computer a great deal. We emphasise that our graduates have excellent skills using up-to-date computer technology in their work.  We have no demands concerning your computer skills before applying, we will teach you everything you need to know. You will get your own computer in the class room.

Most of the teaching will be in class with your classmates, but now and then there will be lectures together with the other classes.

In class you will find many different students who have worked either primarily with books and theory or mostly in the field as craftsmen. Due to this mix of backgrounds in class the work groups are strong and dynamic with a wide spectrum of competences. The students help each other using their skills the best way possible.

Content

It takes 3½ years (7 semesters) to graduate as 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 education you will learn to solve technical, administrative and documentation like assignments, theoretically as well as practically.

The education will give you the qualifications to plan, control and administer structural assignments as well as controlling the production process and taking part in quality assessments.

Construction, projecting and project control are therefore important subjects.

To be a good project manager you will deal with the following subjects during your education:

  • Communication
  • Working methods
  • Organization and collaboration
  • Information technology
  • Numerical understanding, math. and physics
  • Foreign language
  • Management, legal matter and law

Practical Placement

 All students at the programme have to get practical experience during their study period. 

This practical placement is well organized between college and a company. The practical experience will help the student to turn his/her career in the preferred direction, e.g. primarily drawing and sketching or managing the activities at a building site.

The practical placement in a company will always take place in the 6th semester and will last 10 weeks. At this time so close to graduation the student is at a very advanced level and therefore has a good chance of being closely involved in serious and interesting projects in the chosen company. The practical work in a company may also help the student to choose the subject for the final project which the student will work with during the 7th and last semester.

The academy has to approve the chosen company in order to assure the company’s ability to host a student and to guarantee a high quality placement.

All three involved parties, the student, the company and the academy, will gain a positive outcome from the student’s work experience. 

The student will learn about the labour market and what kind of tasks and demands he/she will face upon graduation. 

The company will benefit from a student who is almost graduated and therefore may show what skills a newly graduated constructing architect possesses. 

The academy wil learn from the evaluation of the practical placement: what needs do the labour market have and are newly graduated constructing architects able to fulfill these needs?

Admission requirements

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 not equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level, but require one additional year (sometimes two) of University studies to meet the required entry level  

Specific requirements for Architectural Technology and Construction Management:

  • Mathematics passed at a Danish C-level or equivalent
    • 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
    • Equivalent of a Danish B-level is 250 hours of English during the last three years of High School/Secondary School 

Supplementary requirements:

  • Motivational letter (optional for Danish applicants) explaining your reasons for wanting a study place in this programme
  • Independent English language test, 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 are accepted

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

For our Summer intake you must apply through www.optagelse.dk/admission - read our guide to the summer application process.

You will need this Admission Area Number:

Architectural Technology and Construction Management, Odense: 41120

For our Winter intake you must apply through our own website on this page – an application form will be ready from about Mid September.

Documents to include

Find inspiration about which documents you should include in your application.

Available study places

Odense intake
Summer 2017: 35 study places

Application deadlines

Summer

Applicants holding a Danish Gymnasium Diploma: 5 July at 12 noon

Applicants holding Nordic, EU and NON EU Diplomas: 15 March at 12 noon

Our upcoming Summer class begins on 1 September 2017.

Late applicants

If you apply later than the application deadlines you may get admission if we still have seats available. This is usually possible in this particular study programme.

Tuition fees

NON EU citizens must pay tuition fees.

Agents

Lillebaelt Academy work together with these agents.

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.

Contact

If you have questions about the study programme, the entry requirements etc., please contact the student counsellor Hanne Søndergaard.

Career opportunities

You are taught to be generalist within the fields of architectural technology, construction management, building surveying and facilities management:

  • Projection/planning: You are responsible of the practical and technical planning regarding the choice of materials and constructions.
  • 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 it is your responsibility to accomplish the project within the known budgets and time limits.
  • Structural construction: You will be able to analyze the requirements concerning each individual construction element.
  • Co-ordination and planning: You will be coordinating and planning the structural project in cooperation with all the involved parties 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 craftspeople and the contractors at the building site – you are the connecting link between idea and action!

You will have the qualifications to work within the contracting business, in architect’s drawing offices, with consulting engineering companies or within the public authorities. International organisations are gradually using constructing architects as well. Finally you may want to establish your own company!

Further education

You can continue to study to become an Academic Engineer. You will be granted a transfer of credits for your bachelor degree from the academy. You can choose e.g. Aalborg University.

Furthermore you may continue to study at the Schools of architecture in Aarhus and Copenhagen. This is for graduates who wish to become architects.

If you want to go abroad, you can take a Master Degree/Master of Science in Great Britain.

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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